VSD Auto Pop-hole Door Opener
VSD Door Opener mounted on Chicken Coop
VSD Dawn-Dusk Henhouse Door Opener
VSD Auto Pop-hole Door Opener
Inside the VSD Dawn-Dusk Henhouse Door Opener
VSD Auto Pop-hole Door Opener

VSD Auto Pop-hole Door Opener

Sale price£129.00

he VSD Dawn-Dusk Henhouse Door Opener from AXT in Germany. An Automatic Pop-hole Door Opener for Chicken Coops.

It can be mounted inside (with an additional light sensor) or outside the henhouse. Batteries included. For internal use add the External Light Sensor Cable.

The VSD is a battery-powered Electronic Chicken Coop Door Opener and the 2019 redesign now includes more options e.g. replaceable on-board light sensor; the manual override function; slimline casing; additional pins to add mains power adapter, timers and external sensors/indicators.

Four AA Batteries are included. VSD units have a 3-year Manufacturer's Warranty; external sensors have a 1-year warranty.

The VSD can be mounted on the outside of your chicken house above the sliding pop-hole door (or can be offset with pulleys where space is an issue).

We suggest the sliding door is the lightweight aluminium option to ensure it remains free-moving throughout the year but, you can add the VSD to a wooden vertical door as long as it moves up and down freely.

The maximum weight of the door must not exceed 3kg. The cord is very strong with a 40lb breaking strain.

FSF Note: just to say, in case you're wondering, there are no reviews displaying on this item as several product review lists became corrupted during import into our new system and this product was one of them, sorry to say.

Instructions for mounting the unit above your pop-hole are included. Once set and batteries inserted the VSD will open the door at dawn and close it at dusk by means of a strong cord attached to the pop-hole door.

You can view the installation leaflet here - VSD Installation Booklet.

An LED indicator in the lower right will show green for closed and OK, and it will show red if there is an error or battery change needed. A Battery Powered Timer can also be added to give control of opening and/or closing using timed settings.

To manually override the door closing/opening, a red magnet is supplied to touch the base of the VSD casing and activate the motor to raise or lower the door.

For internal mounting, you would place the VSD inside the coop above the pop-hole and add the remote (external) light sensor which connects to two pins on the circuit board. This sensor remotely takes the light levels outside the henhouse to activate the unit inside.

Dimensions: 125mm x 125mm x 50mm. Batteries are included with the VSD as well as comprehensive instructions for installation making this very simple to do. No electronic or specialist knowledge is needed at all. We offer telephone backup for troubleshooting if required though.

FSF Note: The red magnet is quite small so we advise tying a coloured cord/ribbon to it in case you drop it on the ground (makes it easier to find and can also be hung near the VSD perhaps), otherwise it may get lost.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Pat Taylor (Stanford in the Vale, GB)
Essential item

I have found this automatic door opener essential for keeping my hens safely shut away from harm and have received outstanding support from Flyte So Fancy keeping my units running over the years. It means the hens are let out earlier and shut safely away if we are not at home to do so.

Antony Vetta (Southwark, GB)
Chicken autodoor

This is the second unit and it’s predecessor lastest 11 years!

Jon Seddon (Workington, GB)
Replaced a VSB

After my VSB opener stopped working after about 10 years, ordered this and it arrived the next day.
Easy to fit, could do with a small length of cotton to attach between the end of the reel and the door but I used a spare piece I had. Worked straight away


Simple to setup, does the job it’s employed to do!

Vivienne Swatridge (Chard, GB)
Excellent service

Great company to deal with, products reliably good and easy communication