Automatic Poultry Door Opener
I recently purchased an Automatic Poultry Door Opener Kit - Click Here – fantastic – I wish I had done this years ago. It’s not that I like to lie in every morning, but as it gets early earlier these days, the hens just want to get up earlier as well. Solution found, thank you Wells Poultry.
Dream a Little Dream Come True
Keeping chickens is no doubt a thoroughly rewarding hobby as nothing beats the feeling of achievement when your hens produce eggs ready for you to eat. However, as the nights become lighter and the mornings arrive earlier, some of us yearn for that extra hour in bed instead of rising at sunrise to let the poultry out of their coops.
As the weather becomes warmer, keeping chickens cooped up (pardon the pun) can damage their health. They can overheat or become dehydrated making diseases spread quickly and illnesses commonplace. We usually console ourselves that this phase doesn’t last forever as in the winter months; we have the benefit of longer lie ins whilst being able to put the chickens to bed earlier.
Now there’s a way we can fulfil our dreams and make those lullabies last a little longer. Automatic Poultry Door Opener seems like a godsend to many as through various means they open allowing your hens to graze and forage as you grab an extra hour in bed.
The Different Types
There are many different types and new ones being constructed all the time, the automatic poultry door can be light sensitive, opening at the crack of dawn and closing at sunset, or it can be on a timer. One person has even adapted the door so he can operate it from his iPhone, a great idea if you’re on holiday!
The average cost of an automated poultry door is around £100. Many see this as an extravagance as chickens are bought to save money rather than spend it. Of course it depends on the individual. If you value your sleep more than a fat wallet, you may find this a snip, however others may prefer to get up a little earlier and do the opening themselves.
There are options with chicken doors, as mentioned, light sensors or timers, however depending on your coop you may not have to buy the full door. You can buy items separately such as the automatic opener or the timer, making it more cost effective. Some like the added security of adding a camera to the coop so they can check that the chickens are ok. This is a great addition if on holiday.