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I've been thinking about the door for my girls so thought I'd have a look at the reviews.

It says there are 12 altogether but there are actually only 6. Each review has been repeated.

They do seem to be quite positive but I would have preferred to have read 12 reviews.

I don't usually close my Cube door but do when it is very cold or windy.

Do you think I would be able to re-train my girls to not get up so early in the summer with the door ?

And what if we have a really hot summer like last year, wouldn't they bake with the door shut ?

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My 3 bantams sleep outdoors in the run most of the time.  Just use the cube for laying purposes.  The oldies use their cube but tend to go to bed and sleep in these days.  Occasionally, I’ll go to close them up at night and find one oldie with her head out the door.  An automatic door would decapitate her! 

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Margot used to sleep with her head poking out of the door in the summer, and now, when I go to shut the door (because Pootles crow is muffled when the door is closed) Pootle is often perching in the doorway. Not sure what would happen if the door was automatic.

 I’m not sure what would happen in the summer. If I were to keep Pootle I think I’ll have to keep shutting the door at night so they’ll never be able to come out until 6:30 at the earliest and mor often 7am. I think I’ll feel a bit mean doing his because I know that left to their own devices they’re awake and out and about well before 5 in mid summer. I doubt they’d overheat though - it’s very rare for it to be all that hot  early in the morning isn’t it?

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I must admit mine are only noisy early in the morning, in the summer, if something spooks them, otherwise they just have gentle chatter

And really the door was just a laziness issue on my part for getting up early to re-open it.

Perhaps I will save my money ......

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My hybrids were a nightmare.  Noisy from 5am in summer.  We had one that used to lay at sunrise and make more noise than a rooster.  To be fair her eggs were huge and always double-Yorkers; They had to hurt.  Sometimes she’d manage two in a day too.  She didn’t live long 😕.  My neighbour 3 doors down loved chickens and used to phone me to check she hadn’t been caught by a fox 

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7 minutes ago, ajm200 said:

My hybrids were a nightmare.  Noisy from 5am in summer.  We had one that used to lay at sunrise and make more noise than a rooster.  To be fair her eggs were huge and always double-Yorkers; They had to hurt.  Sometimes she’d manage two in a day too.  She didn’t live long 😕.  My neighbour 3 doors down loved chickens and used to phone me to check she hadn’t been caught by a fox 

Haven’t heard the Pekins make a sound yet except in fright.  

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On 12/31/2018 at 4:32 PM, Luvachicken said:

I've been thinking about the door for my girls so thought I'd have a look at the reviews.

It says there are 12 altogether but there are actually only 6. Each review has been repeated.

They do seem to be quite positive but I would have preferred to have read 12 reviews.

I don't usually close my Cube door but do when it is very cold or windy.

Do you think I would be able to re-train my girls to not get up so early in the summer with the door ?

And what if we have a really hot summer like last year, wouldn't they bake with the door shut ?

No 😊. If had a door closer it would only be used if we were away or I was desperate to lie-in.  We leave the door open in summer.  We’ve had girls announcing eggs at 5amwith the door shut.  There is a lot of light visiabke around a MK1 cube door even if it’s shut.  Ours currently faces a security light and I see a lot of light when I get the newbie out for enforced cuddles 

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I think I'm more amused by the fact it says 12 reviews when in fact there are only 6.

My Pekins can be very noisy but are lovely and quiet all winter.

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Errmm, one of the doors may have fallen into my basket and used up some of my Christmas money :lol:

Why is it that I always end up spending my Christmas money on my chickens ?

I can't wait for it to come. There were at least 2 foxes on our drive at 3am today and another barking in the distance.

Not only that, hubby has just come in and said that a big fox just followed his car onto the drive :shock:

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Funny Luvachicken. We’ve been paid our pay arrears for a pay rise back dated to July this month. Not much, but enough for an extension to the walk in run!

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My new door finally arrived yesterday :dance:  It was meant to arrive on Friday but the snow ruined that delivery.

We tested it out in the lounge on a clementine :lol:

It works very well and if an object/chicken is in the doorway the door tries to shut 4 times and then gives up and stays open.

Hubby sweetly connected it all up for me at lunchtime while I was still at school.

He'd set it up to close at 6pm so we popped out to watch it close with a torch. Job done 😊

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