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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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May 2015

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Cost: Admission $8, members and children less than 5 free.

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Telephone: 203-869-0376
Contact Name: Cynthia Ehlinger
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Cost: free with admission

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Fairfield Museum
370 Beach Rd
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Cost: Free and open to the public

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Sponsor: Norwalk Parking Authority
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Bellarmine Museum of Art
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Sponsor: Bellarmine Museum of Art
Telephone: 203-254-4046
Contact Name: Tiffany Davidson
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Cost: free with admission

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Cost: Free

Where:
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1073 North Benson Road
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Sponsor: Bellarmine Museum of Art
Telephone: 203-254-4046
Contact Name: Tiffany Davidson
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Cost: free with admission

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Bruce Museum
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1073 North Benson Road
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Sponsor: Bellarmine Museum of Art
Telephone: 203-254-4046
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Cost: free with admission

Where:
Fairfield Museum
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Cost: Free

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Sponsor: Pequot Library
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Sponsor: Norwalk Parking Authority
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Cost: Free

Where:
Bellarmine Museum of Art
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Sponsor: Bellarmine Museum of Art
Telephone: 203-254-4046
Contact Name: Tiffany Davidson
Website »

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Cost: free with admission

Where:
Fairfield Museum
370 Beach Rd
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Telephone: 203-259-1598

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Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: (203) 259-0346
Contact Name: Marianne Pysarchyk
Website »

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Cost: varies

Where:
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Telephone: (860) 873-8668
Contact Name: Box Office
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Sponsor: Norwalk Parking Authority
Telephone: 203-831-9063
Contact Name: Norwalk Parking Authority
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Cost: Free

Where:
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Sponsor: Bellarmine Museum of Art
Telephone: 203-254-4046
Contact Name: Tiffany Davidson
Website »

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Cost: free with admission

Where:
Fairfield Museum
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Telephone: 203-259-1598

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Cost: $18-$23

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Cost: free with admission

Where:
Fairfield Museum
370 Beach Rd
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Telephone: 203-259-1598

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Cost: Free for members, non-members $15.

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Bruce Museum
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Telephone: 203-869-0376
Contact Name: Cynthia Ehlinger
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Telephone: 203-918-6910
Website »

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Cost: $18-$23

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