Chicken Survey

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CATE Student, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. CATE Student

    CATE Student New Egg

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    I am a Student at the Center for Advanced Technical Studies which is a school specialized in technical related fields. I was given the task of developing and designing a solution to a unique chicken problem. I need data to support my problem statement. It would be greatly appreciate if you could take a few minutes to complete this survey. Thank you!

    http://goo.gl/forms/EcFSAM8NHX
     
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  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Cheep N Peep

    Cheep N Peep Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think your survey should have more questions to eliminate some variables in your survey, especially since you are trying to prove or disprove a statement.

    How long have you had chickens? -New chicken keepers may never have lost one.

    What steps did you go to to insure the safety of your chickens? (Chicken wire run v.s. welded wire/hardware cloth run, predator proof latches, automatic door v.s. manual pop door, etc.) -this question will make a big difference in your results. Not having this question will skew the data you collect because you can't show that more people who use bad safety choices loose more birds, or visa versa.

    What predators are common in your area? -Raptors can be a big problem in uncovered runs, whil a net up top wont stop a raccoon. Cyotes can't climb, but they do dig, so an apron would be nessacary. You can compare the local predators with the security steps somone has instilled to find the most likely cause of a loss.

    Where do you live: city, suburbs, or country? -Cities will have less cyote and bobcat problems, but racoons will be more prevelant.

    You should take these things into account before trying to prove if lack of security leads to losses in the flock. Your data will be flawed otherwise.
     
  4. CATE Student

    CATE Student New Egg

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  5. CATE Student

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    Hey Cheep N Peep sorry I'm new to this website I'm not sure if I quoted you or whatever but I just wanted to say thanks for your ideas. We want justification for our problem statement but also well appreciate any other questions that seem necessary to help us gather data.
    Thanks again.
     
  6. Cheep N Peep

    Cheep N Peep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Your welcome. :) Good luck!
     

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