ChickenGuard Locking Combi Premium Chicken Coop Door Opener & Self Locking Door Kit
About This Item
- 2-in-1 kit provides extra security for your hen friends.
- The door opener is fully automated to give you peace of mind, flexibility and freedom.
- The Premium Chicken Coop Door Opener features a door lifting capability of 1 kg/2.2 lb.
- Door automatically locks when closed to keep predators from lifting it.
- Multi-language set-up.
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13 Customer Reviews
I have mixed emotions regarding this purchase. This item was clearly returned by someone else. I had to work on getting the controllers prongs straight. They were flat against the board surface, and one of the screws size was missing. It looks like this was a reconditioned unit. They just did a pour job at it. There were two oaks of the controllers screws with gasket. It looks like everything is working fine now. I wish I did not have to spend my time fixing it and going to the store to purchase some screws before the install.
Works for me, but doesn't work as advertised
So the door opens with the sun and closes with dusk, which is great so I don't have to let out and close up my chickens. Works reliably and does a great job at this which is why I'm still giving it a pretty good star rating. There is also a timer option, but it only let me pick one single time, to either open or close but not both. Also there's supposed to be an option to use the daylight sensor and the timer sensor together, but did not appear in my option list. Install was pretty simple. One thing to be aware of is depending on the design of your poop opening, there could potentially be a slight gap between the door and the wall that you may have to figure out how to fill ( which was the case in our coop). Again this depends on your design however, I could see if we had built it differently how this would not have been an issue, and we were able to fill the gap with how we built it. Of course there is no sensor to stop the opening and closing if your chicken is in the way. But it is pretty slow.
Deserves a zero
I got this door at the end of July 2021. Absolutely not worth the price very cheaply made. The wires are very fragile and broke inside, I’m an electrician and soldered them back on but they broke again. After fixing the wire breaking a second time plastic that holds/connects to the batteries melted. I’m going to attempt to just hard wire it and hope that works.
Update for good service
So the string on this broke. Over and over. I wrote a pretty scathing review because I have so many things on my farm and this was the most unreliable. Both Chewey and the manufacturer reached out to offer satisfaction. The manufacturer sent (free of charge and rather quickly considering it had to cross the ocean) a new motor and string. I installed and its working so far. In a year the string may break again as it is the same string but I am impressed with how quickly both companies responded to my review.
When it works it works, but when it doesn't....
We bought four of these doors in July to help simplify the many chicken chores there are on our budding farm. They worked well for about four months, but we noticed as the nights got colder they started freezing up--the battery would die without warning, the wood on our coops would swell after a rain or light snow and that would throw the rail tension off. The batteries would need to be changed every 3-4 weeks. Well we had our first big freeze this past weekend and they all quit at once. I understand the limited capacity of batteries, and I anticipated having to troubleshoot this a bit, but it's becoming increasingly clear that these are not going to hold up to our cold winters, which is really when we need them most. The most frustrating thing is that there is no way to manually lock the door to stay open. We've had to rig a cord and a nail so the birds can go in and out during the day while the battery is dead. No use in replacing the batteries while we're in the negative the next few nights. So now we have four $200 fancy coop doors that we're having to manually open and close each day and use our own cord and nail to keep it open. I feel so silly for thinking these would work for us.
Very Slow to NO GO
This door was great at first then slowed down. We replaced the batteries and thought it would help. Only works now when I manually press the up or down button. which defeats the purpose of this item.
Works ok but hard (confusing) to program. Still not comfortable that it works correctly so check it every morning and night. Sometimes it works and sometimes not.
Excellent service. Product just as described. Express shipping. Can’t wait to get it installed as it will make chicken hobby so much easier. Couldn’t be happier with product or service.
not waterproof as advertised
This works well however it is not waterproof even though the premium says it is. After about a week of having it up it stopped working after a light rain. Chewy is awesome and they replaced it no problem. I put a bucket up and then put it inside the bucket it works fine now.
I love my new chicken guard door! Easy to install and works great!