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Automatic Chicken Coop Door Comparisons

If you are looking for a good, reliable automatic chicken door, there are several to choose from. It can be time consuming to make the right choice. You may also find that some older sites do not include comparisons or ratings for newer coop doors which have entered the market (within the past 5 years).

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How to Ensure Your Chickens are Safe from Nighttime Predators

There is a long list of nighttime predators that would love to get into your coop at night and eat or kill your chickens.  This is a challenge if you want to allow your chickens to free range because it means that you will need to open your coop door to let your chickens out during the day.  More importantly, you need to ensure that the door is securely closed after your chickens have gone back into the coop to roost.  Therein lies the challenge, ensuring that the door is closed before the nighttime predators are out.  Most backyard chicken owners are busy and often go to work at least one day per week (lucky duck). If you are not...

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New and Improved Automatic Chicken Coop Door - Shipping Now

Based on the success of the power boost module on our solar operated doors, we began installing them on all doors...More recently, our woodshop manager engineered a solution to a problem which was affecting about 1% of the doors...

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Our Automatic Coop Door Quality Commitment

In this post, you will learn how our commitment to quality has shaped multiple aspects of our manufacturing operations.

You’ll read a quick background and history and then brief descriptions of changes which we have integrated into our manufacturing and operations. 

We started selling our Coop Tender ® Automatic Chicken Coop Doors Coop Tender ® Automatic Chicken Coop Doors in 2014.  At first, we only used cedar to manufacture our doors and soon added pine. The pine is treated with a non-toxic wood treatment which never needs to be reapplied.  Pine allowed us to offer our chicken doors at a lower price, and provide a long lasting, durable product.

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Which Treats are Okay for Your Flock?

Keeping chickens is a great way to reduce food waste in your home. Many table scraps can be taken out to your coop and given as treats to your flock. As with all animals, there are some foods that are fit for human consumption that may be dangerous to your chickens’ health. Today, we’ll take a look at some of the goods that are great for your flock and which ones you should simply take to the compost bin. The Good: Fruit: bananas, apples, berries, and watermelon are fantastic treats to give to your chickens. The vitamins and nutrients in these fruits supplement your chicken’s feed. Cabbage: In addition to being a nutritious snack, many chickens enjoy playing with cabbages....

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