Great Quality Door
We have been using our coop door for several months now. We bought one with a solar panel. We have been very impressed with the quality and function of our door. It was really easy to figure out how to install and operate it. I love that we can look out the window and see whether the light is green or red to know if it is open or closed. We did no training with our chickens to get them to go in and out of it. I love how slowly the door closes. With the summer heat we haven’t had any trouble with the function of the door. I read reviews for several other have trouble getting stuck with expansion and contraction of the doors with temperature/season changes. We have recommended this coop door to several people.
Over all I love it.
I’ve had worm screw issues……. I’ve had to open up the backside twice to align the worm screw and it’s brand new. Customer service was very very helpful. My only other complaint would be the off/on button is on the opposite side of the unit than the controls, so you have to go in and out of the coop to reset things. One more thing, don’t buy the solar panel bracket suggested on the website, it’s major overkill. Should of done my homework.
Really like it, easy install, the price seemed high though. It's working great, not a hitch, easy instructions.
Really happy with this purchase!
Installed this on a newly built coop. Has been in use for about a week now (so i cant speak for durability, but certainly feels very sturdy). Fairly easy install. Super reliable and the chickens have had zero issues with it. I was worried that there is no delayed re-opening in case any of the chickens weren't inside by dusk (as some other doors offer), but the door moves slowly and all the chickens are inside well before the door closes. No concern about predators with this door. All in all, very happy with this purchase despite the price tag. I may upgrade to the wi-fi connectivity if I eventually have wi-fi signal where the coop is located.
Best automated door!
We love this product, although it takes a little double checking to make sure it closes at night. If debris is present, it won’t close. Very high quality construction.
Automatic Chicken Coop Door - Coop Tender
More specifically, if debris is present, the door still closes, but it may not close far enough to trigger the "door closed" limit switch which notifies the door controller that the door is closed. Your chickens are still safe and the door will re-open in the morning as it should. If you do notice the Door Status light blinking red (door status unkwown), debris blocking the bottom of the door is the most likely cause.
Only had it for a month, seams to be working flawlessly. I would love to be asked in a year what my thoughts are. But so far so good. The people in the office have been easy to deal with. Great experience so far.
Coop Tender Automatic Solar Poultry door
Very good product overall- works as stated. Easy to install. Make sure to download the operator’s manual. When I first got it, the screw drive ran but door didn’t open. I opened the back and discovered that a small cotter pin had fallen out - probabably during shipping. I replaced it with one of my own. IMO the cotter pin was too small for The job. Other than that - great product. I recommend painting or sealing the wood on the exterior as my is already showing weathering after a short time.
I bought one last year and lost it in a fire-really liked the 1 st one-very useful and worked great, This new one has not yet been installed but trust it will be a must have like the 1st one
Having some trouble
Hi, I’m having some trouble with one of my 2 coop tender doors. The door opens about a third of the way and stops. The board still says “ Opening door“, end it remains that way practically forever. When I put an electrical tester on the wires just before the motor, there appears to be 12 V. But the motor is not turning. When I hook up an external battery source, the motor works perfectly. Can’t seem to make a lot of sense out of that. The worm drive is clean and good. Checked the wires very carefully. But the same thing always happens. Any thoughts? Otherwise I need to order another door or something. Can I order another door and send this one back to you guys to check out? I don’t want to throw it away. I would rather make whatever repairs necessary and keep it and have it on hand. The whole thing is not bad. But somethings going on with it. It is plugged into 110 power. So I don’t think it’s an amperage issue. Please advise. Thank you! Matt Schaltenbrand Cell 678-525-9953
Easy to install - once I got the programming figured out - which was easy ~ works great !
Makes life so easy, and the girls love it!
Very simple to install and worked immediately. This has been a wonderful addition to our coop and makes caring for the chickens that much easier.
This is our second coop tender, last one lasted 4 years. We would purchase a controller for the first, so we have 2 doors, but the controller alone is 1/2 the Price Of the whole door.
Great door and service
The door was easy to install and immediately began working great. The control panel is user friendly and simple to program if you choose to alter the preprogrammed settings. My only issue was with the battery not holding a charge, but this problem has been fixed. The battery started draining too quickly once the days shortened here in Wisconsin and a series of cloudy weeks occurred, I found myself having to run an extension cord out to the door to recharge the battery several times a week. After consulting with Jim, he had a replacement control panel sent. Since the new control panel was installed, the battery has been holding a charge beautifully. If I build another coop, I would definitely order this same door. I love knowing my hens are safe at night and not experiencing flashes of panick anymore if I'm not home before dark to lock them up myself. I also love looking out my window and seeing our hens out of their coop and enjoying the morning sun while I'm enjoying my coffee. Very easy to use and I greatly appreciated the good customer service.
Great chicken door!
Installation was easy and door has been working for a couple weeks without issues. One note on solar panel and battery - I installed the door and had it running on battery for several days before I hooked up the solar panel. When I turned on the panel switch, everything went dark. It was a cloudy day and apparently the battery had also completely run out of juice. Working with Jim, I learned if the battery is discharged fully the unit cannot charge via the solar panel. I plugged an extension cord into the door to charge the battery and everything has worked fine since. Thanks Jim for the insightful help!
Automatic Chicken Coop Door - Coop Tender
I’m glad that we were able to help. The batteries are factory fresh when we ship them but can lose charge over time. The solar panel will recharge the battery if it receives enough direct sunlight. If battery voltage is very low (less than 11 volts), 3 to 4 hours of direct sunlight may be necessary. If you plan to operate your automatic coop door with solar power, we recommend that you install the battery, plug it in and switch it on for a few hours to fully charge the battery. You can do this in the convenience of your home and it will give you the opportunity to learn how to use the keypad menu and features of your new door.
Freedom and safety equals peace of mind! Thank you Jim for your extraordinary customer support!
Was easy to install and works flawlessly !! Love this coop door !!!
Set up was easy and for three months now I believe the door has functioned flawlessly . Extremely satisfied . Greta prosuct
Great product and great customer
Great product and great customer service.
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Bought this for my husband for Christmas. He absolutely loves it. The girls are even happier that they don't have to wait for him in the mornings anymore. Great product and exactly what we were hoping for.