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Raising Chickens Has Never Been So Easy



For those who have always wanted squawking chickens in the yard but haven’t the energy to build the proper coop, your problems are solved. The Front Yard Coop is a solar-powered, self-propelled home for chickens.

 The device is made of a welded aluminum frame covered in painted bead-board siding. The generated electricity juices up the exterior to shock away attacking foxes or other predators. It also propels the four-by-eight-foot pen around the yard. “This unique feature distributes the flock’s impact on your lawn and spreads its beneficial manure, and constantly offers your birds fresh forage,” says Nancy Zander, who runs the business with husband Peter Zander, creator of the device, which retails starting at $1,700 at frontyardcoop.com (the Benjamin Moore paint selection to match your main house is extra). “Front Yard Coop also has a food and water system—it can store several days worth of food and water and dispense them automatically.”

“Your children will enjoy the responsibility of caring for their animals,” says Zander. “They will understand where their food really comes from.”

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August 2015

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