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ChickenGuard ASTi Premium Automatic Chicken Door Opener

£129.99

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Product Description

Set your mind at ease with the ChickenGuard ASTi Premium Automatic Chicken Door Opener.

With a 1kg/2.2lb door lifting capacity, this door opener has low energy requirements; our popular automatic door opener operates on 4 – AA batteries for long battery life. Its configurable fail-safe mode allows you to program as to when the pop-hole door opens and closes.

Manually override the control by pressing one button. The door closes according to the programmed time, regardless of the level of light outside. Designed with almost every conceivable convenience in mind: extra large control buttons that can be operated by wearing winter gloves; a low battery warning indicator; and an integrated timer and light sensor. Easy to install, the ASTi Premium Automatic Chicken Door Opener does not require complicated wiring and cabling. Simply attach the control box to the front door of your chicken coop. Comes with a full 3-year warranty.


Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
83%
(20)
8%
(2)
4%
(1)
0%
(0)
4%
(1)
L
L.D.
Still building coop!

Hoping it will work well should find out soon!

P
P.
Excellent

This is the second chicken guard I have bought and although we haven't yet used this one I am sure it will be an equal success to the other one. Wonderful that one can leave it to automatically open and close the door at sunrise or sunset is a real boon. Would definitely recommend this product, although it seems expensive it does appear to be a thoroughly reliable well made product.

M
M.S.B.
Waste of Money

Can't get it to work on sensor or timer. Up and down buttons don't work either.
£150ish down the toilet!!!

J
J.
Good product - troublesome delivery

The Chickenguard Premium performs well and I like the numerous ways in which the door opening and closing program can be altered such as changing the LUX and LUX delay or a timed opening/closure etc, I also found it easy to adjust the settings once I got the hang of it. I’ve just found out that rechargeable batteries aren’t recommended so batteries will probably need to be bought and changed three or four times a year unless there is a mains based supply but I haven’t had it long enough to gauge this.
Equestrian chose UPS for the delivery and there was a bit of a problem with it as UPS claimed not to have the full delivery address so it took well over a week before I received the unit. Probably more a failing with UPS as Equestrian did try to resolve the issue. I did like the fact that delivery was free and Equestrian had it in stock at a competitive price, unlike other suppliers I’d found!

M
M.B.
Fantastic product

Fantastic product. From purchase to receiving. The customer service was fantastic thank you .

M
M.H.
Excellent piece of kit

I did wonder about a different automatic opener as this was the most expensive, however after researching it on the internet many businesses seem to use and recommend it. I must say it has been in operation for a few weeks and has worked faultlessly. It was very easy to set up and having the option to power it from the mains is great. Also having the option to use either the light sensor or timer to open and close is ideal.
Having just acquired ducks I think another chicken guard will be acquired for them.

D
D.
It needed taking to pieces to get it to work correctly.

I bought this to control the coop door whilst I was away for a few days, and neighbours were looking after my chickens. It fitted to the coop fairly easily, and the instructions were straightforward. However it didn’t have enough power to raise the plywood door. I tried replacing the door with a lighter piece of wood, but still no luck. It raised it a few inches, and then the string unwound and it closed up again. I ended up having to disassemble the ChickenGuard unit and discoverEd that the grub screw that fastens the spindle to the motor was incorrectly fitted. Fixing this resulted in the unit working correctly. 5/5 for what the unit does, 1/5 for the manufacturers quality control, so a 3 on average.

P
P.W.
Perfect

Working fine easy to set up in the first place and simple to use.

T
T.T.
ChickenGuard ASTi Door Opener

Received the ChickenGuard promptly through the post and the item was packaged well.
Unfortunately took quite a while to set up as the only instructions included in the box were in FRENCH !!!
Thank goodness for YouTube !
The ChickenGuard is an excellent product and I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting the odd lay in and it’s also great to know that the girls are safely tucked away at night !

P
P.B.
Chickenguard Premium with locking door kit 10/10

Bought the Chickenguard Premium unit and the locking door as a full kit from Equestrian Co after a few hours of trying to find the best price, and someone that actually had them in stock. Covid seems to have affected availability and most places were out of stock. Anyway Equestrian Co had them, and at one of the best prices I found. Only after ordering did I panic a bit when I realised that the HQ is in Lithuania, I did think for a minute that I'd fallen for a scam as I only stumbled upon the web site a long way in to the Google search. But within a short period there was a confirmation email, info about shipping, and the product arrived in just a couple days. The product itself is brilliant. Really simple to fit, pretty easy to setup using the inbuilt wizard and I'm very happy overall. Slightly expensive but for the convenience long term, probably worth the price. No more early morning and wet and windy evening walks down to let the chucks in or out.
Both the product from Chickenguard and Equestrian Co get a thumbs up from me.

Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
83%
(20)
8%
(2)
4%
(1)
0%
(0)
4%
(1)
L
L.D.
Still building coop!

Hoping it will work well should find out soon!

P
P.
Excellent

This is the second chicken guard I have bought and although we haven't yet used this one I am sure it will be an equal success to the other one. Wonderful that one can leave it to automatically open and close the door at sunrise or sunset is a real boon. Would definitely recommend this product, although it seems expensive it does appear to be a thoroughly reliable well made product.

M
M.S.B.
Waste of Money

Can't get it to work on sensor or timer. Up and down buttons don't work either.
£150ish down the toilet!!!

J
J.
Good product - troublesome delivery

The Chickenguard Premium performs well and I like the numerous ways in which the door opening and closing program can be altered such as changing the LUX and LUX delay or a timed opening/closure etc, I also found it easy to adjust the settings once I got the hang of it. I’ve just found out that rechargeable batteries aren’t recommended so batteries will probably need to be bought and changed three or four times a year unless there is a mains based supply but I haven’t had it long enough to gauge this.
Equestrian chose UPS for the delivery and there was a bit of a problem with it as UPS claimed not to have the full delivery address so it took well over a week before I received the unit. Probably more a failing with UPS as Equestrian did try to resolve the issue. I did like the fact that delivery was free and Equestrian had it in stock at a competitive price, unlike other suppliers I’d found!

M
M.B.
Fantastic product

Fantastic product. From purchase to receiving. The customer service was fantastic thank you .

M
M.H.
Excellent piece of kit

I did wonder about a different automatic opener as this was the most expensive, however after researching it on the internet many businesses seem to use and recommend it. I must say it has been in operation for a few weeks and has worked faultlessly. It was very easy to set up and having the option to power it from the mains is great. Also having the option to use either the light sensor or timer to open and close is ideal.
Having just acquired ducks I think another chicken guard will be acquired for them.

D
D.
It needed taking to pieces to get it to work correctly.

I bought this to control the coop door whilst I was away for a few days, and neighbours were looking after my chickens. It fitted to the coop fairly easily, and the instructions were straightforward. However it didn’t have enough power to raise the plywood door. I tried replacing the door with a lighter piece of wood, but still no luck. It raised it a few inches, and then the string unwound and it closed up again. I ended up having to disassemble the ChickenGuard unit and discoverEd that the grub screw that fastens the spindle to the motor was incorrectly fitted. Fixing this resulted in the unit working correctly. 5/5 for what the unit does, 1/5 for the manufacturers quality control, so a 3 on average.

P
P.W.
Perfect

Working fine easy to set up in the first place and simple to use.

T
T.T.
ChickenGuard ASTi Door Opener

Received the ChickenGuard promptly through the post and the item was packaged well.
Unfortunately took quite a while to set up as the only instructions included in the box were in FRENCH !!!
Thank goodness for YouTube !
The ChickenGuard is an excellent product and I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting the odd lay in and it’s also great to know that the girls are safely tucked away at night !

P
P.B.
Chickenguard Premium with locking door kit 10/10

Bought the Chickenguard Premium unit and the locking door as a full kit from Equestrian Co after a few hours of trying to find the best price, and someone that actually had them in stock. Covid seems to have affected availability and most places were out of stock. Anyway Equestrian Co had them, and at one of the best prices I found. Only after ordering did I panic a bit when I realised that the HQ is in Lithuania, I did think for a minute that I'd fallen for a scam as I only stumbled upon the web site a long way in to the Google search. But within a short period there was a confirmation email, info about shipping, and the product arrived in just a couple days. The product itself is brilliant. Really simple to fit, pretty easy to setup using the inbuilt wizard and I'm very happy overall. Slightly expensive but for the convenience long term, probably worth the price. No more early morning and wet and windy evening walks down to let the chucks in or out.
Both the product from Chickenguard and Equestrian Co get a thumbs up from me.