Automatic Feeding and Watering System Project for Chicken
Keywords:automatic feeding, watering system, chicken
The automatic feeding and watering system is for chicken farmers. This project helps to feed and water chicken automatically and conserve electric power that can be powered by solar energy or battery. It is also easy to use because it can be enabled by a person. This project was also designed to make a new machine for farmers that can be used in large-scale farming that cannot afford to feed all chicken fast and avoid consuming time. This new machine should be easy to operate whether by a child or an old man. This study utilized a quantitative-experimental research design. The respondents of this study were five mechanical engineers and five electrical engineers who assessed the level of acceptability of the automatic feeding and watering system Project for chickens in terms of construction materials, procedures, methodology, water pipe’s stability, space, cage capacity, and overall project design to construct this project. The following procedures were followed: place the DC motors and electrical wiring with batteries set up plywood and use it to make a platform. The results of the study in terms of construction materials, procedures, methodology, water pipe stability, and overall project design were highly acceptable. The space cage capacity was acceptable. Hence, the difference between the two groups of respondents was significant. Electrical engineers obtained an overall weighted mean of 3.48, which was interpreted as highly acceptable, with a variance of 0.2612. Meanwhile, mechanical engineers obtained the overall weighted mean of 3.77, which was interpreted as highly acceptable with the variance of 1.1101. Electrical engineers obtained the t-computed value of 1.43 and a degree of 13 with the value of 1.112, while mechanical engineers had a t-computed value of 1.65 and a degree of 13 with the value of 1.124. The t-computed value was greater than the t-critical value. Therefore, the project is acceptable. The respondents recommended the following: use a small wire to less consume battery, use a transparent and small pipe, use the exact measurement during the start of the construction, and cut the plywood then paint it. The respondents suggested expanding the length and width of the cage house to have a large space inside the project and paint it. The respondents also suggested arranging all wires to avoid knots and use a food container with a lock to avoid the food from falling from the container.