I will be honest and say I bought the product with concerns about the installation process as I have a traditional wooden hen house. However there were no major problems but I think what would be helpful if there was a note in the instructions informing customers that the 'retaining bars' should be installed before you fit the frame. My other frustration and hence only awarding a 'good' for the product was the setting instructions for the time clock - it took over 20 mins. I consider I am reasonably competent and can follow instructions but this I found challenging. In truth my husband gave up completely and he is normally very technically minded.
The hens would probably give the automatic door a 'good plus,' as they woke up to the automatic door and were able to use the door again at dusk and now seem settled after several weeks of use. I would add a note of caution that the Buff Orpington hens did find the entrance a bit of a squeeze and needed a nudge from a smaller hen to find out they did fit. Review for: Automatic Chicken Coop Door - Grey
This reviewer has 4-6 Orpington, Speckled, pets
This auto is great not only for convenience, but is also safe, durable, reliable, long lasting, works well in all weather and has excellent battery life! Great Quality Product! Will definitely recommend for every chicken parent! Review for: Automatic Chicken Coop Door with Coop Light - Grey
This reviewer has 4-6 Americana Chickens pets
My husband bought me an Omlet door as my Xmas present last year. We have 40 chickens, bantees & 2 giant Pekin ducks. None of them have any trouble using the door!! The timer works fine and our original batteries are at 80%!! It's a well worth investment!! and I do t have to worry about a guillotine door!
We live 30 miles outside of Buffalo, N.Y. plenty of snow; wi d and water and we never had a problem!! It's well built & well worth the money.
SINCERELY, CAROL SCHMIDBAUER Review for: Automatic Chicken Coop Door - Grey
This reviewer has 10+ Multiple breeds and pets
It fit my coop perfectly. Easy to attach and use. I am super happy with this product Review for: Automatic Chicken Coop Door - Grey
This reviewer has 2-4 wyandottes, Blue Roc pets
The automatic door has given us great comfort that our chickens are out of danger and can keep warm in winter. The most remarkable thing is that we have had the automatic door for over 2.5 years and we have not needed to change the batteries yet!! In fact it says the batteries are 70% full! So do not worry about the batteries running out in 6 months, as ours have not. Review for: Automatic Chicken Coop Door - Grey
This reviewer has 2-4 warren white tails pets
Works great. Wish I had bought one a long time ago… Review for: Automatic Chicken Coop Door - Grey
This reviewer has 10+ pets
I bought this door in May, knowing I would not be waking up at sunrise to let my chickens out into the run every morning. It has been so wonderful now that the temps are chillier to look outside in the morning and see their little fluffy butts wandering around the run while I’m still inside with my hot cup of coffee cozy and warm. Haha! I have had absolutely no issues since day one. It installed seamlessly to my wooden chicken coop and I had to make NO alterations (except taking off the coop door which is obvious I think). Every morning it opens. Every evening it closes. And no one has ever gotten stuck. (I even tested the pressure sensor on my hand… promise it worked!) I highly recommend this door!! Review for: Automatic Chicken Coop Door - Grey
This reviewer has 6-8 Chickens pets
So awesome!! Love my automated chicken door❤️ Love that it works on a set time feature, makes life so much easier knowing my chickens are secure if I don’t make it home in time! Review for: Automatic Chicken Coop Door - Grey
This reviewer has 6-8 pets
Purchased this door for winter protection. Although my one chicken sits in the door keeping in from closing. I go out and push her in and then manually close the door. No fault of the doors at all. If i had a one wish is for this door to be controlled via Z-Wave technology. Maybe in a later generation. Review for: Automatic Chicken Coop Door with Coop Light - Grey
This reviewer has 6-8 pets
I figured if this worked half as well as it proposed, that I would be happy. This has been perfect. Installed so easily.. Works exactly as stated. Has made my life so much easier. Review for: Automatic Chicken Coop Door with Coop Light - Green
This reviewer has 10+ Chickens pets