Automating the farming process of dripstone is necessary for any large scale project including them, like a shop or trap in an SMP, or a big-scale lava farm. The following designs below automate the process and allow you to get more dripstone and have more free time on your hands.
I can't clearly rem, and i'm not playing the latest java version (I play 1.13.2) but there was an issue with the standard auto chicken farms a few releases before this when they changed the water mechanics (which affected uncooked farm variants), but I think there was also something else that changed ... i have no experience of bedrock edition and how it differs, but as for trying things, i'm wondering if the half slab the chickens grow up on is meaning a certain percentage of your chickens do get burnt up in the lava as your surmise ... what about changing the half slab for an iron trap door, which has a lower profile but should still be high enough for the adult chicken to burn ...
If I were making a new one, that would be a useful suggestion. However, the farm in the screenshot is a bit of a beastie and has seperate sections for cooked chicken, raw chicken and eggs, which are then funnelled up 20 layers or so by a water elevator to a collection point on the ground floor of the particular outpost its at. I really only built it as I didnt have one in that part of my world, and I like to try automated farms, but i don't really eat chicken, can't even rem if i can trade with villagers with raw chicken (i'm playing 1.13). The other thing, and why I mined out an undergroud space 20 levels down from the ground floor to build it, is i can't stand the racket those chickens make!
MumboJumbo built his base in a cleared-out swamp (which was turned into a lake as a result). The base had a main entrance from a railway leading to the Hermit Hills. He made a goal at the beginning of the season to not build this with stone bricks, which he accomplished. Instead he made heavy use of white and tan blocks such as snow, iron, and sandstone. At the back of the base was a slime block piston elevator leading to a viewing platform close to the height limit, with the large spawning chamber to a mob grinder around the middle. This mob grinder stored drops in an exterior storage system. In the inner circle of the base, MumboJumbo constructed an artificial ice spike biome surrounding the mob grinder storage. The outer circle had a floor 13 blocks below the surface of the lake. That level had 4 3x3 doors leading to different parts of his base on its outside and open doorways to the inner circle on the inside of the circle. At the very heart of MumboJumbo's base was a two-story cylinder directly below the ice spikes and mob grinder. The corners of the top floor featured large glass windows into the outer circle, and each side (the north, east, west and south sides) had the open doorways connecting to a four-way bridge focusing on the center. The convergence point of the bridges has a ladder leading down to the lower floor, which contained two doors, one of which led to a walkway through his fully automated sugarcane, melon, and pumpkin farm (the crops harvested were stored in a large chest silo here) while the other led to various other rooms. These rooms included an open room containing an automatic chicken farm with his storage system in the next room, while two other sets of stairs led down to a lower level containing a standard nether wart farm, redstone brewing stations, and pens for various animals.
Skull Face: Major... I wondered whether you'd really call.Zero: XO, I presume this was your doingSkull Face: Do you like my giftZero: I've been searching a long time for this...Skull Face: It is what you were looking for, yesZero: The winged dagger of a comrade lost to the sands of Egypt... He served under The Boss back in Rayforce. I delivered this pin to her after his death. We were both so very young. From that moment on, she never let it leave her side.Skull Face: She was still carrying it in Tselinoyarsk. How about the backZero: Hmm... Mmghh...!Skull Face: Something wrong, MajorZero: Nothing, just pricked my finger...Skull Face: The back...Zero: The scar is there - just as I remember it. And this white stitching on the back... From the white berets the SAS wore in the early days. Ah...!Skull Face: MajorZero: \"30th of December, 1941\" - It's the inscription I made. The day he died.Skull Face: Of course...Zero: His body was never recovered. This pin badge is the closest thing he has to a gravestone. When I gave it to her, she just kept on running her finger over the inscription. \"Never again\" she uttered... as if reprimanding herself for his death. She pressed hard, embedding the inscription itself into her finger. You see, it's why this spot on the back looks shinier than the rest. He was... our brother-in-arms.Skull Face: So...Zero: Yes, it's real. Thank you. There's no doubt about it.Skull Face: Good. Now I have no regrets.Zero: What do I owe youSkull Face: Nothing... Just want to talk for a moment.Zero: Very well then...Skull Face: It's about our man, Major. He's been making some moves.Zero: Miller Yes, I know. Rhodesia, is itSkull Face: Yes, and up to his old tricks again.Zero: No matter. He'll stumble soon enough.Skull Face: Although, he is under my jurisdiction now...Zero: And that's what you want to talk aboutSkull Face: Not exactly.Skull Face: You see, my being here's made me realize I can still be of use to you.Zero: How soSkull Face: This country is rich with biological resources. Bacteria, nematodes, viruses... I'm sure we can find something here to bring that plan back into action...Zero: Forget it. The cleanser project was just another one of my predecessors' daydreams.Skull Face: And the vocal cord parasites...Zero: Were an excellent test case for reverse evolution - nothing more. What matters now is the genetics technology behind that work. With genetics, the clumsiness in targeting an entire race isn't an issue. We can target specific individuals. No need to breed multiple generations of parasite just to get results.Skull Face: But I...Zero: Don't be quaint, XO. Once the Cold War is over, our enemies won't be so clearly-defined. Using HUMINT alone won't be enough. An electronic network will span the globe, and our enemies will blend right into it.Skull Face: You may be right. But will people really settle for an enemy they can't see Men want to feel righteous... Need to see the evil in the enemy they fear. Without it, they'll turn their aggressions inward, find an enemy inside - you know this is true.Zero: I see what you're saying. Just as those robbed of their parasites develop allergies and auto-immune diseases, a man robbed of his enemy develops self-destructive tendencies. And I know all the symptoms: Ethnic conflict, religious strife, terrorism... And with asymmetrical conflict, deterrence is a joke. That's why we must depend on information control. People need an appropriate context for their lives. A context that's stimulating, without being destructive. That balance is the basis of equilibrium.Skull Face: You mean to say people will blindly accept your context, without developing any \"allergies\"Zero: If we're to unite the world, literacy must be suppressed. To suppress the \"information immune system,\" to borrow your metaphor.Skull Face: Immunity to information... But, to ensure there's no allergic reaction, while the immune system fights off parasites and pathogens...Zero: It's done, XO. This world will become one. I have found the way. The world that The Boss envisioned will finally become a reality. Race, tribal affiliations, national borders, even our faces will be irrelevant. The nature of communication itself will change, and it will make mankind whole again.Skull Face: Some things can't be undone. My face was taken from me. There's no taking that back.Zero: A face means nothing when one soul is able to communicate directly with another.Skull Face: I have no intention of hiding behind your technological veil, Major. I wear my broken visage - this skull, in the open, so that I may never forget what I've lost...Zero: You... What are you...Skull Face: The chain of retaliation is what will truly bind this world together as one!Zero: Rrgh...Skull Face: MajorZero: You son of a... the pin... You...Skull Face: Yes, the pin. It's too late. They can't extract it. You see, Major, some things can't be undone.Zero: How did you find me The girl... You made her talk...Skull Face: I'm sorry I couldn't visit - or thank you in person - but it has been lovely chatting. And now that I know you're no longer interested in the garden... It's time for you to step aside.Zero: Rrrgh...Skull Face: You're a busy man - lots to do. So I've left you... a little time.Zero: Go to hell! How dare you... You planned this all along... Had your own agenda... All these years...Skull Face: Now you see. The world can never truly become one.Zero: But The Boss... I've been...Skull Face: You've been wrong!Zero: You're no different... Just like him... None of you understand the world she saw.Skull Face: I would say the same to you, Major.Zero: Just like that, you steal it all away. Everything.Skull Face: The Boss said the same thing. Only... I understood what she meant. Major... I'll handle the rest. Oh, and one more thing. That pin badge... It was a fake.Zero: Nghhh...Skull Face: I held on to the real one. I'll take good care of it... ...and continue The Boss's work.Zero: Gi... Giv... Jack... 59ce067264