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POULTRY SUPPLIES | Automatic Chicken Door Openers | VSBb / VSB b Automatic Door Opener

The VSBb automatic chicken door opener opens according to light only.

VSBb / VSB b Automatic Door Opener

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VSBb automatic chicken door opener



We no longer stock the VSB range of door openers as we have switched to a UK built model from Chicken Guard.

The Chicken Guard range of door openers consists of 3 models:
The closest to the VSBb is the AST standard which operates according to a timer.
The AST Premium is equivalentto a VSBb plus a timer although contained in 1 unit and at a better price. The door opener with timer has always our most popular choice as it allows you to open according to a time to protect from predators and then close according to light level.
The AST Extreme has the same functions as the ASTi Premium but has been designed to cope with more extreme temperatures and has a higher lifting capacity. We recommend this as our "export" model.

All three units have manual push button for open and close which can be used to override the automatic functions.



VSB b / VSBb Automatic Door Opener


  • Easy to Fit - supplied with full instructions and installation diagrams
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Free Telephone support
  • This is the basic unit that will open at dawn and shut at night fall. It has a lifting capacity of 3 kg and 60 cm, or if used with a pulley 6 kg and 30 cm. With a lightweight door such as our hen door battery life can be up to 4 years.

    Fitting instructions and diagrams here....


    We ship this item to these locations :We ship this item to the UKWe ship this item to the EUWe Ship this item to the USAWe Ship this Item to CanadaWe ship this item to AustraliaWe ship this item to New Zealand





    Price: 82.50 Ex. VAT /99.00 Incl. VAT


    Customer Reviews for:

    VSBb / VSB b Automatic Door Opener

    10 out of 10
    based on193 ratings. 193 user reviews.

      great vsb  these electric doors are great we have bought 5 now. \nThey certainly have saved countless chickens from the fox, and i am sure our sanity and social life too. Speaking as a confirmed technophobe, they are great !!\n  (03/06/2014) jem - brecon


      Excellent  I bought this 8 months ago and my husband fitted with little effort. It works brilliantly and has not let us down so far. I couldn't keep my free range chickens without it. The batteries supplied are still going strong after 8 months with use on a chicken arc and the original wooden door. Fantastic!\n  (30/04/2014) - Devon


      Good with a couple of caviats  A good device, works faultlessly, but it took a lot longer to be delivered than stated on the web site, and when received it needed a bit of maintenance as a screw had fallen out in transit leaving the motor loose. Also the wires from the battery pack easily fall of the pins on the main board.\n  (23/04/2014) -


      wonderful and easy to fix  We were recommended this equipment on a Hen husbandry course and we will have no quarms about spreading the word - It works and saves so much bother especially when there are Mink about.\n  (09/04/2014) Geoff on Mull -


      just what we wanted  thanks for the polite and helpful service. Delivery was slower than we expected or wanted, but you explained there was a delay in getting the goods from Germany. Now we have the door opener installed and working fine.\n  (16/03/2014) -


      Great  Works very well. Simple operation design. Once light sensor adjusted they are almost foolproof. Change batteries yearly. Would recommend this product. It was worth shipping it to Canada.\n  (09/01/2014) Rod -


      Sofar not so good.  The battery that was included did not last more then one week, the line brook after two days.When it was deliverd it showed on the screen that the line was jamed so I had to recalebrate it. It is now up running and I hope it will last the 6 month before I have to chnage the batteries. (Wells Poultry Added: The usual causes of the VSB door openers breaking the string or having a short battery life is that it has been installed incorrectly. This problem is normally caused by insuffient clearance at the top of the door)\n  (08/01/2014) -


        brilliant does exactly what its meant to do , this is our second one , had the first one for 13 years so there was no hesitation in replacing it with the same and its even quiter than the first\n  (10/12/2013) Mark - Ireland


      great piece of kit  Instructions easy to implement as my kind technical friend commented.Fitted quickly and with the timer no early mornings or having to rush back from days out \n  (09/12/2013) Michael Rought-Brooks - Ebberston, North Yorkshire


      Can now relax  Having purchased a competitor's version previously which was cheaper but needed exchanging not once but three times, I ordered this one and have not looked back. I have not had a single problem with it and no longer fear my hens being locked in, or worse still, locked out- totally reliable. \n  (03/12/2013) Nichola - Lancashire


      VSBb  Excellent product\n2nd one I have bought\nreturns policy worked very well and the replacement arrived promptly and was fine\nwouldn't hesitate to use again\n  (09/10/2013) -


      Superb  Simple and functional\nChicks love it (I think)!\nThanks\n  (06/10/2013) -


      excellent  Easy to fit & functions exactly as described. My chickens live in a field 4 miles from my home so have to put themselves to bed & we havent lost one yet! A very good product. \n  (04/10/2013) Tim - Blackdown Hills


      Well worth the money.  Husband had a bit of difficulty following instructions. But happily working now.As yet unsure if it is totally waterproof . \n  (27/09/2013) -


        This gadget is the best thing since chicken nuggets!!!\nI can't believe how easy it was to install and how effective it is. I had to make a slight adjustment to start with as 2 of our hens like to party and they stay out later than the others but everything is fine now. Long lies in here we come!!!\n  (02/09/2013) Mr George Blythe - Scottish Borders


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