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The VSBb-sa automatic chicken door opener also included the option to manually open of close the door.

VSBb-SA Automatic Door Opener

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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.


VSBb-SA Automatic Door Opener


  • Easy to Fit - supplied with full instructions and installation diagrams
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Free Telephone support

  • Specifically designed for ducks as they don't normally put themselves away. With this unit you can manually shut the door before night fall, or with the timer shut it after dark. To operate the override simply hold the magnet against the red dot on the case until the door is shut. 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....

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    Price: 97.02 Ex. VAT /116.42 Incl. VAT


    Customer Reviews for:

    VSBb-SA Automatic Door Opener

    9 out of 10
    based on10 ratings. 10 user reviews.

      perfect  works brilliantly, easy to install and it saves me having to get up so early to let my ducks and chucks out! well worth it\n  (13/11/2013) craig - liverpool


      Well worth it.  It may seem an expensive luxury at first, but having an automatic door means we no longer have to watch the time and rush back to lock the birds away.\nCons..The magnet is very small, black and easily lost in the grass, it should come inside a tube or something easily found.\n  (20/09/2011) - Herefordshire


        The Automatic door opener is a fabulous design, we had one on the chicken house over two years ago and the batteries are still going strong! We have just bought one for the duck house, which saves getting up at 5am to let them out, and knowing they are safely locked away when the dark nights come!\n  (03/08/2010) miss thirtysomething - stoke-on-trent


      Fantastic!  This is my third VSB so I obviously love them. The last two have been the VSBb-SA. I love the option to close it at will. It makes putting the ducks in a breeze. They are a snap to set up on a pulley system to open and close two night pens at once. I glued the magnets to a strings for convenience.\n  (11/07/2010) 1-Duckling - Eagle Creek, Oregon


        received today(speedy delivery) was easy to set up even with the timer,only thing was no information about the magnet but a quick call and it was all clear.\n  (25/06/2010) Alex - Dorset


      Super, Smashing, Great.  The VSBb is a truly brilliant piece of kit which allows chook keepers some independence, without compromising their welfare.\nThe magnet on this variant; the VSBb-SA is fiddly however and seems cheap.\nIt should be a switch which may allow more than just a single use.\nNot worth the extra money.\n  (17/05/2010) Nick Munday - East Yorkshire


      EXCELLENT PRODUCT. DOES THE JOB.  HAD NO PROBLEMS SETTING UP THE AUTO DOOR OPENER FOR MY COOP/RUN. IN FACT IT OPENS AND SHUTS THE COOP POP-HOLE AND AT THE SAME TIME THE RUN DOOR WHERE I FITTED THE DUCK DOOR. BEEN WORKING FOR A YEAR NOW AND BATTERIES STILL GOING STRONG in spite OF THE SUB ZERO TEMPERATURES. \n  (10/01/2010) R. NAIR - AYRSHIRE


      Automatic door opener/closer  The unit is of excellent quality, and, once set up operates very well. The printed instructions could be much better. I would have appreciated clearer information on setup and on how to override the unit, and some clue what the magnet was for, rather than having to figure it out by trial and error.\n  (31/12/2009) C Bircher - New Zealand


      Electronic Door Opener  \nBrilliant little unit, works a treat - although I also had exactly the same problem as the previous reviewer of not knowing how to over ride the sensor. But I also made a quick call and this all became clear and now fully working.\n  (30/12/2009) Matt -


      Electronic door opener  Good unit, initial instruction straightforward, although some missing from the package sent (how to overide the light sensor) However after a quick call on the help line all resolved in 2 minutes \nrecommended AA+++\n  (29/12/2009) andy - hayle, cornwal