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Brewster, MN
(Zone 4b)

April 5, 2011
7:17 PM

Post #8474909

Every now and then it would be great to enjoy an evening off the farm and not have to be home to shut the chickens in at dark. Has anyone figured out a way to close the little chicken door on a timer, maybe. It's a drop-down type door. I looked at pet doors but they aren't right for this job. Anyone else solved this problem? I can't be the only person that stays out after dark from time to time.
Fowlerville, MI
(Zone 5b)

April 5, 2011
8:10 PM

Post #8475050

ghopper, I have not looked into automated coop doors before but when I googled "automatic chicken coop door closer" these two links, among others, came up. Hope this helps! Let us know if you find a reliable one! :)

Richmond, TX

April 5, 2011
9:08 PM

Post #8475130

I know I've read that someone here has an automatic door. Perhaps they'll speak up.
Brewster, MN
(Zone 4b)

April 6, 2011
7:37 PM

Post #8477234

I checked out the link, looks like the slick trick. But I don't think I'd be willing to spend that kind of money for 9 chickens. At least until one lays a golden egg. Thanks for the link, though.
Pelzer, SC
(Zone 7b)

April 7, 2011
7:56 AM

Post #8478162

I've considered it, but my chickens aren't cooperative enough *G*. There are several who need to be relocated before lights out. Can't seem to convince one little Silky Roo that the floor of the shed, even "hidden" under and behind stuff, just isn't safe for a little fluffy fella...
Ferndale, WA

April 8, 2011
7:28 AM

Post #8480292

The problem with those gadgets that work on a timer is that my chickens can't tell time...LOL...No thanks I don't want to ever become that lazy, or in the case of ghopper, that late nite cating around after hours must stop...LOL...Hay
Brewster, MN
(Zone 4b)

April 9, 2011
1:17 PM

Post #8483173

Aw, come on! After being snowed in so much over winter you can't judge me for running a bit now. The snow will be blowing again before we know it!
Lodi, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 9, 2011
3:15 PM

Post #8483393


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