I am currently a senior at LSU graduating this May. For my senior project, I am a working in a team of mechanical and electrical engineering students to design and build a fully autonomous chicken coop. Our hands-off chicken coop will be able to preform chicken care and chores for seven days with no human input. Our coop design will include: Safe areas for sleeping, movement, and laying Automated feeding/watering Automated door operation Automated egg collection Temperature controlled egg storage Ease of waste removal Programable control system to allow owners to control coop operation My team has become familiar with current coop technologies in order to understand what features we want to include in our design. However, feedback from backyard chicken owners is essential to typical chicken care as well as chicken coop design. We have created two surveys. The first 10 question survey focuses on typical daily chicken care and will allow us to have a better understanding of what it means to own chickens. The second is a 4 question survey specific to design features we have been brainstorming for the autonomous design. Chicken Care Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T6JWC5J Coop Design Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z8GXJ5X Any feedback, additional comments or feature suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I would be happy to answer any questions about our current design ideas. Thank you and Geaux Tigers!