Bamboo Nested Chicken Coop Compound

Application: combating obesity in the southern United States through new fodder growing environments. The goal of this project is to create a system to feed chickens bamboo shoots in a healthy, sustainable way. Alabama falls second in obesity of all the states in the US. Steroids injected in animals is a big factor. Steroids in animal feed raise levels of estrogens in the human body, which causes obesity. Alabama comes in second place for the highest rate in obesity at 32.1%. It is illegal in the US to inject any chemicals into chickens. The FDA has recently admitted to injecting chickens with substances. The chemical is put into their feed and ends up in the meat that we eat. Everything that our bodies consume affects us, it all starts with where our food comes from, and where their food comes from. The chosen materials to build the chicken coops are bamboo for the walls, and glass for the roofing which will provide sunlight. Fargesia robusta grows to be 4.7m tall on average. Space at the centre of every coop will be designated for a bamboo plant to grow in through a hole in the floor. Four posts will elevate each coop at 1.5m and the coops will be 4.5m high, leaving 1.3m of space in case the bamboo were to grow taller. The farm will be 20 hectares and split into a grid of 100m2, with one chicken coop for every 16th sector of 100m2.

One third of US broiler productions are also located in this region, which is ideal for transportation. These farms will have an agreement with Keystone Foods, a broiler that is known for quality processing. 
Having the chickens grow at the same place as their food is a sustainable way of farming. Bamboo forests enhance soil and water conservation, it works as a great fertilizer so there is no need for pesticides. 
Fargesia robusta grows to be 4.7m tall on average. Space at the centre of every coop will be designated for a bamboo plant to grow in through a hole in the floor. Four posts will elevate each coop at 1.5m and the coops will be 4.5m high, leaving 1.3m of space in case the bamboo were to grow taller. The farm will be 20 hectares and split into a grid of 100m2, with one chicken coop for every 16th sector of 100m2.
The model represents 1/2000 of the whole farm at a scale where 2 cm = 1m. With 13 350 chickens roaming around (700 per hectare) and a capacity of 25 chickens for a coop, 534 coops are needed.
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