Automated Poultry Controls. Team Members. Client. Faculty Advisor. Tetteh Akornor CprE Moses Castellano CprE Zachary Schmid EE Brian Schmoll CprE. Murray McMurray Hatcheries Webster City, Iowa. Dr. Randall Geiger. Design Team Dec03-04. Design Requirements. Abstract.
Tetteh Akornor CprE
Moses Castellano CprE
Zachary Schmid EE
Brian Schmoll CprE
Murray McMurray Hatcheries
Webster City, Iowa
Dr. Randall Geiger
Design Team Dec03-04
In hobby poultry farming, free-range chickens are best grown under tightly controlled environmental conditions. This project will develop a modular control system that optimizes the environmental conditions for these birds. Some of the controls include the opening and closing of the coop doors, the amount of feed provided to the chickens, the ventilation and temperature of the coop and the amount of sunlight to which the chickens are exposed. Final product cost is driven by perceived value of hobbyist, not by economics of commercial chicken production.
Proposed Approach and Considerations
Financial and Personal Effort Budgets