The VSB Automatic Door Opener from AXT is a German made,
light sensitive, battery operated pop-hole door opener for
vertical sliding chicken coop doors.
This unit is mounted on the outside of your hen house and
is perfect for the Devon
Hen House or any chicken coop that has a pop hole (up/down
If you have a Devon
with Run ,Devon
with Double Run or intend to add a run to your Devon Hen
House at a later stage then we recommend our Door
Opener Kit which comes with special pullies, extra cord,
hook and instructions on how to set it up.
This door opener can also be fitted with a Digital
Battery Timer with allows you to override the light sensitve
time and rather set the time that the door opens or closes.
The VSB Automatic Opener is powered by 4 AA batteries which
are included in your order. Batteries typically last around
a year under normal operating conditions.
When you order an AXT Door Opener from us you are also covered
by a 3-year Manufacturers Warranty.
For instructions on how to fit the door opener:
How the door opener uses a tiny bead to activate
the motor cut out lever.
The AXT Door Opener Works
now have my weekend lay in back!"
It's one of the best things I could have got, I now have
my weekend lay in back and I don't have to worry anymore if
I'm late home from work now the nights are drawing in. Very
quick delivery & very easy to install
"Everyone should install these"
Everyone should install these
as it means you do not have to rush home to lock up the chooks
before it gets dark and the foxes are out.
Having purchased a competitor's
version previously which was cheaper but needed exchanging
not once but three times, I ordered this one and have not
looked back. I have not had a single problem with it and no
longer fear my hens being locked in, or worse still, locked
out- totally reliable.
"A perfect solution"
A perfect solution to the laborious
task of shutting in poultry at night. It can be confidently
left to do its work and requires little adjustment. I have
had one for over ten years and can thoroughly recommend them.
It installed in about 5 minutes
and it was so easy I could have done it without directions.
It worked on my existing coop door which is great. It opens
at dawn (I know, because I hear my rooster crowing when the
sun is up) and it closes at night, about 1/2 hr after my chickens
go to bed. Get one!
"You won't be disappointed"
I have just bought the door
closer and timer.So reliable don't have to get up early to
let out hens,or have to wait for them to go in, before going
out so easy to fit and program timer envy of all my friends
that keep chickens would defiantly recommend you won't be
"Wish we'd bought one years ago!"
Brilliant bit of kit. Got fed
up waiting for husband to fit so did it myself in a few minutes.
Wish we'd bought one years ago, when I think of all the summer
evenings we've waited for the chooks to go in before we could
go out!! Doh! Absolutely recommend this item, buy it, you
won't be disappointed!
"Wish I had bought this initially,
well worth extra money!"
Having scoured the internet
I initially bought a cheaper door kit from another company,
which was tricky to fit and proved so unreliable I had to
return it. I then purchased the VSB. This was easily fitted
and works brilliantly. Wish I had bought this initially, well
worth extra money!'.
Fitting the door opener to your Devon Hen House is reasonably
1. Secure a screw, hook or something similar to the wooden
door handle of the pop door on the Devon Hen House making
sure that it is positioned in the middle of the handle.
2. Next unscrew the plastic front of the housing using a
philip's screw driver and then fit the 4 batteries
3. Secure the door opener near the top of the panel and slightly
off centre so that the cord is directly inline with the position
of the hook. You want the door to lift directly up and not
at a slight angle as this may cause the cord to snap over
4. Test the functionality of the door opener by covering
it completely with a tick towel or cloth, this will then cause
the door to start to close.
Manufacturer: AXT Electronic
Warranty: 3 Years Manufacturer Warranty
Dimensions: L12.5 x W12.5 x D7.5cm (approx.)
Lifting Capacity: 3kg
Maximum Lift: 60cm
Batteries: 4 x AA (supplied)
Battery Life: 1 - 2 years for 3kg door
Note: This unit will NOT work with ramps
Made in: Germany
If you are ordering a door opener with a Devon Hen House
then we will send it along with your coop. Click here for
If you are ordering the door opener by itself then it will
be sent by either courier or the Royal Mail. Delivery usually
takes a few days.
Foxes are by far the biggest threat that your pets will
face so if you are going to keep your chickens then we also
urge you to take
these added precautions especially if you know you have
foxes in your area.
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