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Opens and Closes a Chicken Coop Door on a Time Schedule
Add-A-Motor D20 Chicken Coop Motor
Add-A-Motor D20 Chicken Coop Motor
Add-A-Motor D20 Chicken Coop Motor
Item# 31427
Price: Normally $119.95 
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Overview

  • Includes motor, mounting hardware, AC-DC Adapter, lift-cable, and illustrated instructions
  • Works similar to a fishing reel, a reversible motor with adjustable stop settings stops door at open and closed positions you set, no counter-weight needed
  • Motor can lift and lower a door up to 4 pounds, with door openings up to 25 inches, if your door swings open, you can convert it to vertical lift by installing it in side-channels
  • Plug-in ready to your lamp timer switch or INSTEON controller

Essential Info

The Add-A-Motor D20 Chicken Coop Motor allows your chicken coop door to open and close on a time schedule that you can set using any standard lamp timer or INSTEON controller. Simply plug the Chicken Coop Motor into your controller switch and it protects your hens and eggs, and saves you valuable time every day. If you arrive home late, or if the weather is so poor that you can not attend your coop on-time, relax, because chickens will enter the coop about the same time every day, and the D20 automatically closes the door at the time you set on your timer. You can also set multiple door openings and closings each day. This can benefit you in several ways. It enhances egg production by exposing hens to longer periods of daylight by preventing them from re-entering the coop too soon. It can foil small predators such as mice and snakes that sneak in to steal eggs after your hens are out. And, it can manage heat inside the coop. Raccoons, foxes, dogs, cats, coyotes, etc. eventually give up and go elsewhere.

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What's Included

  • 1x - Chicken Coop Motoer
  • 1x - Mounting bracket
  • 1x - AC-DC Adapter
  • 1x - Lift Cable
  • 1x - Illustrated instructions
  • Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information: Add-A-Motor Inc, Tel: (480) 836-8170

    Reviews

    95 Ratings
    5 star: 79%  (75)
    4 star: 17%  (16)
    3 star: 1%  (1)
    2 star: 2%  (2)
    1 star: 1%  (1)
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    CHRIS -- nampa, ID   3/29/2014
    The installation is easy. I had a bit of trouble trying to get just the right length of line, but after that everything works great. I have this running my chicken coop door and love it!
    KEN -- wilsey, KS   1/23/2014
    Works great on my chicken house door. Very pleased.
    DENNIS -- calistoga, CA   12/19/2013
    works great
    TOMMY -- fitzgerald, GA   12/19/2013
    Works Just as advertised.
    JOHN -- cottonwood heights, UT   12/5/2013
    This purchase was made because the previous purchase from Smarthome for the very same product 5 years ago died! So I ordered a new motor. Well I had kept all the original motor packaging and box from the first purchase and noticed that the new motor came supplied with a small insulator to keep water and moisture from running down the 12v power wire and into the motor assembly. This is a simple motor and mechinism that really works great for exactly what it is described as. I wish I did'nt have to replace the motor for this issue that they must have had complaints about because of the new "now included" retrofit fix!!!
    HawtDogFlvrWtr -- spotsylvania, VA   12/2/2013
    Got mine on 11/29/2013 and it works perfectly. I set mine up in an odd fashion and it works perfectly. The cord they provide might as well be red thread.. i ended up using weed eater line as it gives a bit but is strong enough to hold. This thing is strong and can pull up my 2 pound heavy wooden door without flinching.
    NELLEKE -- cambridge, ON   11/24/2013
    Works very well!!!! Easy to mount. Much easier than trying to build your own. Delivery very quick.
    SUSAN -- potosi, MO   11/18/2013
    This device was very easy to install and works great. Now I don't have to get out in freezing weather to let the chickens out. I would recommend a good timer with a battery backup if you loose power often.
    CARLA -- arvada, CO   10/31/2013
    This motor is working perfectly to keep my chickens safe. The first motor I received was broken, but was replaced quickly and is now working great.
    jim -- CA.   10/23/2013
    The motor works great! Built the door the next day my hens are happier now. They go out when I am gone.
    LARRY -- forestville, CA   10/11/2013
    The motor was added to our chicken coup. We built a door in a slider which was easy. We did not have enough vertical room above the door to set the motor according to directions. Instead, we set the motor to one side and used eye hooks to feed the string over the door. This worked very well once we played with the controllers for how much the motor would lift the door. We controlled the power with a simple timer or sometimes just plugging and unpugging. The motor does what it claims and is straight forward in setting up. It is also a good buy and save your chickens in the long run.
    DOUGLAS -- julian, PA   9/25/2013
    Does exactly as it was stated it could do. Easy to install and setup.
    HARVEY -- ranchos de taos, NM   9/22/2013
    Great tool. Works excellent.
    DOUG -- porter ranch, CA   9/21/2013
    Great item. Quick shipping.
    GREGORY -- omaha, NE   9/3/2013
    The motor installed easily because I had previously designed the pop door to the correct dimension and weight( I used a plastic cutting board from Wal-Mart that weighs about 2-3 lbs). The motor runs off an inexpensive timer($5). It has worked flawlessly and keeps "the girls" much safer at night.
    GEORGIA -- walton, OR   9/1/2013
    Quick delivery & good help.
    GARY D -- colorado springs, CO   9/1/2013
    The chicken coop motor instructions were concise and simple to install. Our hens are very pleased to have access to the outdoors 12 hours a day and it has cut our feed costs exponentially. So far, it has worked well! Your speedy shipment was an added bonus. It has been a pleasure doing business with you.
    Joel M. -- Washington State   8/24/2013
    I've had this motor in operation for nearly 2 years now and it has worked flawlessly. Set up was easy and service was prompt. If you have some DIY skills it'll be a breeze, but the instructions are easy to follow if you're not a skilled handyman. My girlfriend loves it because now she doesn't have to get up early to let the girls out of the coop. I highly recommend it.
    RICK -- hartville, MO   8/21/2013
    This solved my problem of not being home before dark to put up the chickens. The up and down distance is adjustable with stops on the motor housing. The instructions say you need to mount bracket 10 inches above door. If you have a short building you may not have enough room. Also, the way the motor locks into the bracket is not as secure as it should be. Strapping it to the wall may help. I would recommend this opener if you are at least a little handy and can adapt it to your door. Read the instructions, and it should be simple to install.
    FRANK -- pleasanton, CA   8/12/2013
    easier installation than what I expected. Used about few weeks already. Never have any problem so far.

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