Oyster Cards for Hens

A project for FAI Farms, in collaboration with the SustainRCA and Featuring-Featuring


We have been working with FAI Farms to prototype a smart hen coop that will study the laying habits of hens.

The problem is simple to understand: we need to know which hen has laid which egg. However the solution is more complicated and involves using a combination of sensors, to detect when an egg has been laid, as well as RFID technology (the same technology as used in London Oyster Cards), to tell us which hen is currently roosting in a coop.

We have been testing early versions of the coops at a Groundwork, a community garden in Hackney.