Chickens on Chairs

Created on 04 Nov 2018

A system for sensor-based chicken care & monitoring

We want to automate some of the less interesting aspects of raising our chickens. Feed quantity remaining, water supply and temperature (relevant in winter), closing the roost door after the chickens have returned to the roost at the end of the day, and finally, determining if they have laid eggs, how many, and by which chicken.


Pedro Lima


Meg Richards


Edward Garbade


Erin Balke

Part Cost Quantity Total
Pedro Did Good. Pedro Deserves a Treat. $0.19 3 $0.57
LIK-M-AID Fun Dip Yum Diddly, RazzApple Magic/Cherry, 0.43 oz
Water Heater $4.95 1 $4.95
Heating Pad - 5x15cm
Pi/Internal Coop Camera Extender Ribbon $3.55 1 $3.55
Adafruit Flex Cable for Raspberry Pi Camera - 24" / 610mm
Water Solenoid $7.49 1 $7.49
DIGITEN DC 12V 1/4" Inlet Feed Water Solenoid Valve Quick Connect N/C normally Closed
Water Sensor $17.99 1 $17.99
Optical Infrared Water Liquid Level Sensor High Sensibility, Working with Liquid Level Controller Co
Solar Panel for Feed, Water Solenoids $29.99 1 $29.99
Click image to open expanded view ECO-WORTHY 10W PV Polycrystalline Solar Panel System kit W/ 3A C
Chicken Water Heater Dynamo $30.99 1 $30.99
Balight DJ-101 Emergency Bike Generator,Generator and Mobile Power Combo, Cycling Light Battery, Sui
Outer Coop Camera $59.99 1 $59.99
Click image to open expanded view Reolink IP PoE Security Camera 4 Megapixels Super HD 2560x1440 A
PoE Hat $37.50 1 $37.50
NavoLabs Raspberry Pi 3B+ POE Hat
Food Scale $24.95 1 $24.95
Pi Camera $26.99 1 $26.99
Click image to open expanded view Arducam Noir Camera for Raspberry Pi - IR Cut Filter Auto Switch
Micro USB Power Supply & Raspberry Pi 3B+ $48.99 1 $48.99
Click image to open expanded view CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) with 2.5A Power Supply (UL Li
Micro SD Card $5.99 1 $5.99
Samsung 32GB 95MB/s (U1) MicroSD EVO Select Memory Card with Adapter
Project Totals: 15 $299.94
Track 1 Base Budget: $250.00
Preferred Vendor Budget Bonus: $0.00
Remaining Budget: $-49.94