Congratulations to SHAWN MCDONALD
who was chosen to win an automatic chicken door package from Chicken Doors!
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Today's post is exciting for two reasons. First and foremost, Yvette finally agreed to write another post for us (she wrote one last year on sour crop that was so popular that I've been bugging her ever since to write again). Second, we have a wonderful new sponsor Chicken Doors who offered to send one lucky winner an automatic Chicken Door!
Do you miss the mornings when you had those extra minutes to stay in bed? How about missing those nights of being able to be away from home - without a care in the world? I used to answer yes to both of these questions – until 3 years ago....
My venture into the life of chicken raising was a ‘Bucket List’ wish that I finally had the opportunity to indulge in. I will easily admit, it’s the BEST thing I ever did 4 years ago!!
I’m definitely a morning gal, but come the weekends – I’ve been known to wish that I could lazily get out of bed without the pressures of having to get out of bed - just to let the chickens out of the coop. I’m sure many of you know exactly what I’m talking about!
A few years back, a friend told me about these automatic chicken doors that she had heard about. Of course, my eyes widened with excitement and I knew I just had to look into this. After doing a little research, sure enough – I found ChickenDoors.com!
The people there are very friendly and informative. They answered all my questions and by the end of our phone call, my order was placed!! Within a few days the wonderful package arrived on my door step and we had it installed and programmed to go in a very short amount of time. The directions for installation were so easy to follow, anyone could do it!
Now don’t get me wrong, I do love watching my hens come running down the ramp in the mornings – and I also enjoy tucking them in at night. Although now I have the option (if I choose to), to stay in bed for those extra minutes on the weekends but mostly I have the assurance of knowing that if I’m out after dark, they are tucked in and safe because the door has closed up behind them. We also are now able to leave for a few days at a time without having to get a chicken sitter.
There are several options to choose from in how yours will operate. We have power at our coop so we chose to have the float charger / battery. We adjust the timings on our door a few times a year, depending on the length of the days. Without fail, the door opens and closes at the times we set it for. If we ever have a power failure, our back up battery kicks in and will continue to operate the door for weeks at a time. We had one episode of power failure for 2 days and sure enough, the chicken door continued to do it’s thing! They also have a solar powered option for those of you that would choose to go that route.
So, after using this product for over 3 years, I would highly recommend it to everyone that has chickens. You might think it’s spendy – but what I can tell you is that its well worth the money you’ll put down to purchase it.
Visit www.chickendoors.com for more information or to purchase.