Best Automatic Chicken Coop Door Openers 2022

17 May 2022  |  Admin

The Best Chicken Coop Door Openers 2022


if you're reading this, you've probably already twigged that there is a little device that can open and shut your chicken coop for you.  For such a simple product, it really does make a small difference to your morning and evening.  It means you don't have to worry about getting back in time to put the hens to bed - and it means the hens don't have to wait for you to let them out in the morning.  


There is a wide variety of chicken coop door openers in the market.  There are all sorts of bells and whistles, and some very cheap options too.  In our experience, the features that you really want are:


- a door that is programmable so it will open and shut at set times (in our opinion, the most reliable option but you need to adjust the timing to suit the time of year)

- a door that has a light sensor option (a good option for coops in bright sunlight - no need to adjust throughout the year)

- a door that lets you over-ride the set times, so you can very easily open and shut it whenever you like, just by pressing a button 

- a door that is easy to program from the outside


Suddenly, this narrows down your choice!  You'll find that all the door openers that do all of the above use the same technology and are very similar.  the best options are:


FC Premium Automatic Chicken Door Opener:  This is a great option.  It has both the programmable time option and the light sensor option.  It's very reliable and incredibly easy to use and has all the key features listed above.  It's also a great price!

On Sale! Only £89.99 (inc tax) RRP is £120. Click Here to Order

Chicken Guard Standard Door Opener:  This is a good option that has a programmable time options (but no light sensor option).  It is easy to use.

£109.99 (inc tax).  RRP is £114  Click Here to Order

Chicken Guard Premium:  This has both the programmable time option and the light sensor option.  It also has a sensor to stop the door coming down on hens if they are still entering the coop - although truthfully this isn't a problem we have encountered in our coop before!

£129.99 (inc tax).  RRP £134.99  Click Here to Order

For more details on any of our automatic chicken door openers please CLICK HERE!


All the options above are robust and reliable and will make your life easier.  They can all come with or without an actual door.  We use the FC Premium Automatic Door Opener, but we just have it on our normal wooden coop door (because it is prettier).  However, if you have a wooden door that 'sticks' or doesn't slide up and down easily, you may wish to get the metal door to go with the opener.


To see more details or to order any of our Automatic Chicken Coop Door Openers CLICK HERE!


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email   We are a family run business, with much loved pet hens of our own, and we are always happy to help.

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