Arduino Chicken Coop

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Welcome to “El Pollo Palace” – My Arduino Automated, Energy Efficient Chicken Coop

I had sketched out what I wanted to build and gave myself about a $300 budget. I had so many materials already, so I thought I could do it. (outside of the serious techno-pimpage I desired)

  • Medium Size Coop
  • Medium Size Run
  • Something durable
  • To build it from recycled materials
  • Security from predators
  • Automation
  • Weatherproof
  • Semi-Modern looking (not too “Countryish)
  • Green & Energy Efficient
  • Technically Advanced


I’ve been building the coop off and on ...


Chicken Fever

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My family caught chicken fever… so we started out on an adventure in raising chicks and building out a custom chicken coop in the Spring of 2012.

We wanted all different types of eggs, so we raised all kinds of chicks

The coop, “El Pollo Palace,” had to be awesome, made from recycled materials, efficient, green as possible and technologically advanced beyond anything reasonable. I think I’m ...