I am really pleased with the new chicken shed. It is so much quicker and easier to clean up in the new shed and all the girls have got used to where to go now.
There was just one last thing that was still needed. When our automatic door opener wouldn’t work on the new shed I ordered a new one which was delivered the following day. There were several to choose from which all looked the same but were all different prices so I chose the cheapest one.
When I opened it and looked at the instructions I realised that it didn’t have a light sensor. I was kicking myself at not having read all the small print properly. It was cheaper because it only had a timer. A sensor is really important to me because it means the door opens at dawn and closes at dusk all year round whereas with a timer the time would need altering every month.
I sent it back and ordered another one with a sensor but this one said that it would be a week for delivery. In the end it came in five days. In the meantime I had left the pop hole open as it was very warm so wasn’t a problem.
The new one arrived on Sunday and we fitted it and it worked, hurrah.
I kept popping out to see what time it would close and it closed at ten o’clock. This is half an hour later than our last one but it’s because it’s nearer the run and therefore lighter.
In the morning I heard Speckles shouting at six o’clock (probably a cat in the garden) so there was no need go out and check it. I imagine it will be opening at about five o’clock in the morning. I am sure the girls are happy to be out as early as possible.
An automatic door closer is very important to me as I don’t want to go out at five o’clock in the morning and it also means we can be away overnight if we want to. This was the last thing to complete the new shed and I am very happy with it.