Deluxe Chicken House Available for Free | Jane Boursaw Photo
Deluxe Chicken House Available for Free | Jane Boursaw Photo
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UPATE: Monnie called and said she might have a taker for the chicken house. I’ll leave the story up and keep you posted! -jb 

Looking to get into the chicken business? Thinking about getting some chickens, but don’t know where to start? This story is for you! Here’s your ready-made way to get set up with chickens.

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My friend, Monnie Peters, is giving away a chicken house. Yes, this is a chicken HOUSE, not a coop. It’s a small building that was designed and built by contractor-builder Jack Sweeney eight years ago. Sadly, Jack passed away a few years back, but his deluxe chicken house lives on.

The house has been lived in by three flocks of chickens, even in the winter without much heat. The dimensions are 6′ x 8′, and the height is about 7′. It’s insulated, electrified (mostly to keep the water from freezing), has a door and storm door, and features an operating casement window with screens.

The house also has a special chicken door, four nesting boxes, and two roost poles. It fits up to ten chickens, and possibly more when little.

This is no ordinary chicken coop. Your chickens will love this deluxe chicken house with all its amenities. Your chickens will not only be well-housed, but they’ll also be happy.

The building is free, but you will need to arrange for equipment to move it. Keep in mind that because this is a real building, it’s heavy. To move it, you’ll probably need a forklift to lift it onto a flat trailer.

The chicken house is located at 1425 Neahtawanta Road. For more info or to grab this chicken house while it’s available, contact Monnie Peters at (231) 632-5030, or email [email protected].

A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers like the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, and magazines like Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So of course, I started my own newspaper. Because the Gazette is mainly reader-supported, I hope you'll consider tossing a few bucks my way if I mention your event, your business, your organization or your news item, or if you simply love reading about what's happening on the Old Mission Peninsula. Check out the donation page here. Thank you so much for your support. -jb

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