Win the STAR BUY Coop Auto-opener as recommended by Fiona & Hugh Osborne complete with the innovative two stage door kit.

The Brinsea ChickSafe Advance is a tough and reliable, digitally controlled system for automatically opening your hen house door in the morning and closing your hen house door in the evening, keeping your birds safe and giving you peace of mind.

The ChickSafe Advance is battery powered (with easy, no tool, battery change) and is easy to fit to any hen house with a vertical sliding door (or use the supplied 2 stage door that is included with this great prize). No manual calibration is necessary: the ChickSafe Advance automatically adjusts to the height of your hen house door.

The ChickSafe Advance is tough and can raise and lower any vertical door from 300 grammes to 4 Kg in weight. The Brinsea ChickSafe Advance has two systems to trigger the door to open or close:

• By detecting changes in light level
• Using a real-time clock timer.

It’s also possible to program the system to be triggered by lowering light levels as well as a ‘latest time to close’ time setting. The sensitivity of the falling light level is user-adjustable and the software looks for slow changes in light so isn’t affected by car headlights at night, for example.

The Brinsea ChickSafe Advance Coop Auto-Opener

The Brinsea ChickSafe Advance has an indicator to show that the door is open, closed, battery low or fault alert. The digital control system also allows the user to override the automatic system and immediately either open or close the door or hold the door in its current position until the override is switched off – handy if trying to isolate birds in the hen house.

The controls also allow the user to delay the opening of the door in the morning on 2 days out of 7 to a selected time which can be used to keep the birds in a little longer in the morning at weekends, for example. The ChickSafe Advance features ‘auto-stop’ if a chicken is obstructing the door.

Brinsea’s door openers are weatherproof, work in extreme weather conditions and are made from UV resistant materials.

How to enter:

To win a Brinsea ChickSafe Advance with Door Kit, simply click here to enter your details and answer the following 2 questions:

1. What is the maximum weight of vertical door that the ChickSafe advance can lift?
2. How long is the guarantee on a ChickSafe advance?

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