Kennesaw State students design and build chicken coop for campus farm (Marietta Daily Journal)


Hands-on project applies what engineering students have learned in class

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jul 15, 2017) — A group of engineering students at Kennesaw State University are applying what they have learned in class to a hands-on project: building a chicken coop for KSU’s Hickory Grove Farm.

The farm, which is located near the university’s Kennesaw campus, is a 26-acre property that grows plants, including tomatoes and spinach, which are then sent to KSU’s dining hall, The Commons, to be served on campus. The farm also houses chickens, which are used for eggs, to the university.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit