My Connected Coop: Because Chickens Need Gadgets, Too
Feb 01 2017
My Connected Coop is one of the latest advancements in innovative IoT technology for… chickens! That’s right: this coop is wirelessly controlled from an app on your phone and gives you everything you need to take care of happy, health, backyard chickens.
The coop features a remotely controlled door, temperature and humidity sensors, and a remotely accessible camera so that the conscientious owner can check on their chickens from anywhere in the world. It also allows for automatic feeding and watering, reducing time spent on maintenance.
“People may be intimated by the thought of owning chickens. This is about getting rid of that intimidation factor and making as easy as possible,” said Greg Cullen, creator of My Connected Coop. He hopes that his product will encourage people to try raising chickens on their own in an effort of improving people’s relationship with their food.
+ My Connected Coop is available for preorder: $1350 for a complete, ready to build kit, or $350 for just the technology package to add to an existing coop. Preorders are expected to ship in June of 2017.
+ There was an IndieGogo campaign for My Connected Coop, but it appears to have been closed after raising only 7% of its original goal.
+ The coop is made of cedar, 9’ by 6’, with plenty of space for 5 large chickens to live happy lives.