We're a group of bonafide chicken people who love our backyard birds just as much as you do. So much so, we made a business out of it.
If you're Texan, you'll remember the freeze of 2021. The storm, dubbed 'snowmagedon,' brought serious challenges for us locals -- especially ranchers and farmers. This hatched an idea, an idea that had been incubating in coop co-founder AJ Forysthe's brain for a while: a smart chicken coop to make backyard farming simply better. We can control every light switch, lock and doggy door with the tap of a button on our phones, what about our pet that lays an egg?
And with that, the idea of coop, a smart, automated chicken coop for backyard flocks, took flight.
Thankfully for our 26 backyard chickens, yes. We collectively have 30+ years of raising chickens. It all started when coop co-founder and CEO AJ Forysthe rescued a chicken from Chinatown in Los Angeles, raising it in his tiny college apartment. But that's a story for another day.
We're a small but mighty team of five, all with decently extensive tech backgrounds. At this point in our careers, we all share a very important trait: we want to build stuff that matters.Explore the Coop