"The Hatch" Ultra Rugged Automatic Door, light & temp controls

The Hatch chicken auto door
It's attractive...
It locks tight so predators can't lift it...
It locks tight so predators can't lift it...
It adjusts to daylight + outdoor temps...
Control panel cover
It's incredibly heay duty...
PVC plank edges + acrylic door won't rot!
Optional solar/battery off grid kit
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List Price:  $239.95
Your Price:  $219.95
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This door was introduced to the world on Kickstarter by a cattle farmer from Montana. Having grown up on farms and ranches, the owners of this company know what it means to build something strong and lasting – and their chicken auto doors offer more features than most other doors, too!

Special features include:

  • An operation system that includes a geared DC motor and a leadscrew to guarantee opening and closing; and it will power its way through ice, snow, debris, or any other blockage to ensure that the door closes. 
  • Closure with over 40 pounds of force so even the craftiest of predators can't pry it open or lift it up.
  • A light sensor which means you don't have to adjust your open/shut settings with changing daylight conditions.
  • An adjustable temperature cutoff so you can control whether your chickens go outside at all, in extreme temperatures.
  • The "no hen left behind" system which will give chicken stragglers a second chance to come indoors before the door closes for the night.
  • An LED-backlit control panel so you can see what you are doing in the darkness, should you decide to set your door on manual mode and use a simple switch to run the door up and down.
  • An optional solar panel and battery for those that are off-grid
  • Quick and easy to install
  • 30-day return policy, and 1 year warranty
Built to Last:
The Hatch is built to last with 3/4" PVC plank for the door frame so it won't chip, fade, or peel, and extremely durable 3/16" Plexiglas® Acrylic for the front, back, and door.

Electric or Solar:
The doors operate with a standard 110v wall receptacle, drawing less than 1/4 watt of power. The electric cord is 6' long and can be extended with an extension cord if need be. Or you can order the optional solar kit which includes a 3W solar panel and 4.5Ah 6V battery. The cord from the solar panel to the battery is 16' long. When using solar, the door will continue to operate for up to 14 days without a bit of sunlight to recharge the system.

Dimensions: approx. 12" wide x 4" deep x 24" high 


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