This ChickenGuard ASTi-P5 model has been discontinued and replaced by the NEW All-in-One ChickenGuard PRO.
Chicken Guard Automatic Door Opener. Premium ASTi-P5. Use for control of the chicken house pop-hole door by either light levels, with timer settings, or a combination of both.
The ChickenGuard Automatic Chicken House Pop-Hole Door Opener is a British-made pop-hole door opener, with an integrated Timer and Light Sensor, in one complete package for easy installation.
The ChickenGuard Premium P5 is the latest, 5th generation, design from Chicken Guard with many new features as well as trusted options:
- No DIY knowledge is required and no messy wiring to do
- Calibrates the door automatically making installation very easy
- Can raise a door up to 1kg in weight
- Measures a compact 16.7cm wide x 9.3cm tall and 6cm deep
- Use the easy-to-programme timer or built-in light sensor or a combination of both
- Battery warning light visible from 100 meters away
- Three power options – 4 x AA Alkaline batteries (incl.), USB or 6v to 12v DC power (cables not included)
- The Auto-Stop feature stops the door if there is an obstruction e.g. a chicken in the way
- Backup lithium cell battery to keep the clock working if the batteries run out (CR1220 Lithium cell battery not included)
- Self-diagnosis capability shows a message on the screen advising what action to take
- Manual Control feature with Failsafe Mode to provide increased security and flexibility
- Integrated LCD screen ensures it is easy to set up and alter timings when necessary
- You won’t need an 8-year-old to programme this door!
- Designed with large buttons so you can programme the unit easily, and with gloves on in the winter
The All-in-One Chicken Guard design makes installation very easy, with screws provided, including 4 x AA batteries. Simply attach the Pop-Hole Door Opener to the outside of your hen house, lift and then tie the lifting cord to your pop-hole door and add batteries.
The Chicken Guard Door Opener is covered by a 3-year manufacturer's warranty. Should faults occur they would be quickly and efficiently rectified by Chicken Guard (based in Cambridge) or, equally, if you have technical queries that we might not be able to help with. Call 0845 868 5817 or email email@example.com
Standard delivery via courier is next working day to most mainland UK destinations for orders placed before 2pm (excl. weekends and bank holidays). Please note this may not always be possible at busy times e.g. after weekends and bank holidays.
Really pleased with this product. Had an issue on setup but the customer service was great and they had it all sorted within a few minutes. Would highly recommend the Chickenguard Premium automatic opener.
I bought the auto chicken door after spending the last 4 months getting up early to let my newly acquired chickens out and then putting them in and closing the coup door quite late given it’s now July. So I was getting less and less sleep, having to rush back to put them away at night when out for dinner etc.
He fe I decided enough, I need an automatic door. It arrived promptly, is expensive for what it does but that’s the market! I found it hard to programme initially because the first command is “open settings” so I kept pressing into that menu expecting. It to be the overall settings but it wasn’t. It was literally just the settings to open the door- if you continue to press the arrow keys you get to close settings, setting the time etc.
After crouching down in the coup in mid July heat messing with all that I finally set the thing up. Calibration of the door was a bit confusing since the ball seems to do nothing. The door opens but stops before it gets to the little ball on the string. Anyway- I finally managed to get it opened enough for the chickens to get out and it closes fine.
The early morning I set for 6.15 because that’s the time I was letting the chickens out and I know they like routine. I set the closure for 10.30 even though it’s dark now at 9.50 but if it’s warm the chickens often sit outside the coup on the day perches and I have to manually pick them up and put them in. I still have to check but as is cooler and darker earlier every week this is happening less and less. So overall a good purchase and worth the money for the sleep. Great - getting more sleep and not having to rush back home when out.
Thank you for your feedback Catherine. Delighted to hear you are getting more sleep now, they are a godsend aren't they. I would like to help with any programming issues if I can. The experts of course are ChickenGuard themselves if you have problems, but if you need advice please feel free to give us a call. I note you mention the ball on the cord - this is only used during set-up calibration in point 9 of Installation booklet - I will email a copy separately if you wish. Kind Regards, Anne.
Friendly helpful customer service, environmentally friendly products and reliable quick delivery. Thank you 🙏 Great product. Manual override is useful. Nicely made and uk design.
Very good service very helpful Knowing the chickens are safe and warm if I am working late
Always superb customer service from this company, can't recommend them highly enough. This is a must-have for any chicken keeper in my opinion, no need to interrupt lie-ins at the weekend or stumble around in semi darkness to open or close the chicken coop. Always works perfectly, never had any issues with it.