In case you’re not up on the latest home-scale farming trends, the big buzz these days is a thing called a Chickshaw. Think of this as a rickshaw for chickens. The basic function of this device is that of a mobile chicken coop. The idea is you move it to a new spot every few days so the chickens always have a fresh patch of grass to play on. At night, you tuck the chickens away inside so they don’t get eaten by coyotes, racoons or owls. In the morning, you let them back out. My buddy Dan from The Grass-Fed Homestead recently acquired one of these contraptions. And after a few weeks of closing the chickens up at night once it got dark, nearly 10:00 his time, he decided it needed an upgrade. And at that point, the seeds for a Chickshaw door controller were sown.