This project's funding goal was not reached on October 5, 2012.
About this project
This historic hen house sits on a original homestead. All our hens are free to range the farm or be in the hen house at their discretion everyday, year round. We have a good sized 16' x 22' hen house now. It was built in the early 1950's. We have many of the materials on hand to refinish the outside; plenty of roofing tin, screws and wall shingles. We have skilled carpenters and labor on hand to do this project.
We need to re-deck the roof with 1/2" plywood before we put on the tin. Previous structural work has been done inside and only minimal framing work needs done to support the re-roofing. The base needs wire mesh finished the other 3/4 the way around and river rock covered on top for digging predator protection. To be licensed, we also must have a separate small building for washing, grading, and storage – an enclosed shed with a floor. This can be small as only our egg washer, candler, refrigerator and one shelf need to be inside the shed and we currently own the equipment. The purchase of the 1/2" plywood, the wire mesh and a 10' x 12' shed will be made with this support we ask of you.
Thank you for helping preserve this historic hen house for future farmers. This project will allow us to expand our egg operation to a small commercial level supplying local restaurants, schools, caterers and CSA safe, farm fresh, free range eggs.
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