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We provide fresh free range eggs in a CSA and would like to get licensed to sell commercially. We need a separate grading building. Read more

Durango, CO Food
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This project's funding goal was not reached on October 5, 2012.

We provide fresh free range eggs in a CSA and would like to get licensed to sell commercially. We need a separate grading building.

Durango, CO Food
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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.

Here is how is stands now.
Here is how is stands now.
Rainbow eggs.
Rainbow eggs.

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    Pledge $5 or more
    About $5 USD

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    Thank you for supporting this project. If you pick up locally, please accept a rainbow assortment of 6 free range eggs to try.

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    Thank you you will receive a 1" round "I sponsor free range hens" pin.

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    About $25 USD

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    Thank you. You will receive a picture suitable for framing of the hen you have sponsored with a hand written thank you.

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    Pledge $35 or more
    About $35 USD

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    Thank you. You will receive two pictures suitable for framing of the two hens you have sponsored with a hand written thank you.

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    Pledge $45 or more
    About $45 USD

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    Thank you. You will receive two pictures suitable for framing of the two hens you have sponsored with a hand written thank you and a 1" round "I sponsor free range hens" pin.

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    Pledge $100 or more
    About $100 USD

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    Thank you. You will receive a 8" x 10" picture suitable for framing of the hen house you have sponsored with a hand written thank you. You will become a March - May egg CSA member. No shipping of eggs.

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    Pledge $250 or more
    About $250 USD

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    Thank you. You will receive a 8" x 10" picture suitable for framing of the hen house you have sponsored with a hand written thank you. You will become a March - October egg CSA member. No shipping of eggs.

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    Pledge $500 or more
    About $500 USD

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    Thank you. You will receive two 8" x 10" pictures suitable for framing of the hen house and the grading building you have sponsored with a hand written thank you. You will become a March - October egg CSA member. No shipping of eggs.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more
    About $1,000 USD

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    Thank you. You will receive two 8" x 10" pictures suitable for framing of the hen house and the grading building you have sponsored with a hand written thank you. You will become a March - October egg CSA member. No shipping of eggs. You will also receive a meal for 4 adults catered at Synergy Acres during your membership.

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    Our great friends, the musicians of Old North State would like to offer you this special reward. You will receive a private, custom produced, live 2 hr. music show on this farm for up to 30 people. The show will contain one song written for you about any topic you choose. The show will be recorded live and pressed to CD. You will receive the first 10 signed copy's of the first pressing of the live performance on CD. for more information go to http://www.facebook.com/oldnorthstate

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    Pledge $2,500 or more
    About $2,500 USD

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    Thank you. You will receive two 8" x 10" pictures suitable for framing of the hen house and the grading building you have sponsored with a hand written thank you. You will become a March - October egg CSA member. No shipping of eggs. You will also receive a meal for 8 adults catered at Synergy Acres during your membership.

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Funding period

- (30 days)