Poultry Door for Chicken Coops
Control access to the chicken coop via preset time, daylight availability, or the press of a button.
- Battery or plug-in powered
- Time-dependent control, set for weekends or weekdays
- Light sensor activates with the rising and setting of the sun
Use the External Switch (sold separately), which can be mounted up to 16 ft away, for a more convenient way to open and close the Poultry Door.
- Close the coop at night and allow access to the outside when the sun rises.
- Included guides allow the door to open/close without sticking. Pulleys change angle of lift string for optimal placement.
- If the door encounters resistance by an animal or object at closing, movement is stopped and then repeated. Device automatically switches off in the case of motor overload.
- Built-in time delay on the light sensor prevents unwanted opening during storms or unexpected brightening.
- Aluminum door
- Programmable timer
- Control with integrated motor and cable
- AC adapter
- Set of four pulleys
- Instruction manual
- Ability to program date and time
- Set an opening and closing time for weekdays (Monday–Friday) and weekends (Saturday & Sunday). Note: The door will only open or close at the specified times if automatic mode is active.
- Uses 4 type AA batteries (included).
- Light sensor opens and closes door based on brightness.
How to Use
To supply the device with the power it requires, connect either the power pack to the device and plug it into a mains socket or insert the battery into the device. You can also choose both supply methods to be prepared for a power failure. The batteries are already installed inside the device. Connect battery connection wires to the corresponding plug.
External Switch (sold separately) can be mounted up to 16 ft away from the Poultry Door for a more convenient manual opening and closing of the door. See photos showing how to install the wires to the housing.
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Greg B from Iowa
We have had chickens full time since 2009 and finally decided to get one of these. Yep, it’s my new favorite accessory. Why did I wait so long? How many times did I need to get caught out late and show up at home after dark to find some predator disaster before trying this? The light sensor is ideal and adjustable, the factory setting was very close to where it needed to be. The final test for this review will be how it does in severe ice and snow, but in all other conditions so far it’s great. I put it on the south side of the coop to help with that.
Christopher L from Indiana
Easy install. I don’t miss those trips to the coop in the morning and evening one bit. This is our 3rd year with chickens and the automatic door opener is a welcome upgrade to our setup.
When I built the coop door I had planned in this type of door. I was able to connect it to my existing door (less than 5 pounds) and plug it into a receptacle.
Charles C from Ohio
Going on a recent trip prompted me to purchase this product. It works great! Using PoultryNet to create the outdoor space, the chickens were out of the coop at 7am and then the door closes at 7:45pm, about a half hour after they roost. I have used it for a few months and it saves many trips to open and close the coop. Wished I’d bought this long ago. It is costly, but like all the products I have purchased from Premier 1, it seems to be well made.
Only problem I found was in the instructions both written and online. The instruction font is light grey on white background that makes it very hard to read. The title fonts are black on white that is easy to read. It was much easier to install the door on the coop than it was to read the instructions.
Eric T from Michigan
We’ve had the door for about 6 months now and it works great! There’s no power to our coop and I haven’t even had to change the batteries yet. Timer is accurate and reliable, and makes things really convenient. I also used the optional rollers, as the opener is mounted next to the door (not above) and the operation is smooth. So glad we got this door and the chickens are too — especially on the weekends.
Kay W from Michigan
This is such a game changer!
I have my coop door always open in a covered dog kennel so I installed this on plywood on the kennel door. I have it set on the light sensor and it is really nice.
I’m going out of town for a week plus and am struggling to find someone to come let my 12 girls OUT and then IN everyday. Now they can check once a day which works for them and knowing they get out daily makes me feel better!