Mother Earth News has a comprehensive section on its website which covers the topic of "Community Chickens". "What's this?!", you might say. Well, in a nutshell, it has to do with the rising popularity of raising chickens in a city or other backyard setting.
Being a chicken lover myself, and having raised chickens in a farm setting in the past, I have found this to be quite an intriguing subject. Of course, being the sweepstaker that I am... lo and behold, what did I stumble across at Mother Earth News today but a sweepstakes to win the perfect setup for raising chickens in a backyard or patio garden scenario!
One lucky Grand Prize Winner will walk away with "The Pull It Coop", a combined coop and run valued at $2,195, that will house up to six chickens with style. This comes complete with indoor nest boxes and roost bar, and a wire mesh enclosed outdoor section for chickens to enjoy some fresh air and frolicking!
Unfortunately, there is some discrepancy in the rules, so the actual end date of this sweepstakes is unclear. The rules state that it is a long running sweepstakes that will end on December 31, 2010. However, it also states that a winner will be chosen on September 1, 2010 or within a reasonable time thereafter, so my suggestion is to enter early. This is a highly reputable Magazine, so I don't find it to be too much of a concern as I'm sure they will fix the error.
One entry is allowed per email address, so the chances of winning are fair enough to make it worthwhile. Once you've entered, there are currently two more opportunities to win with the Ultimate Garden Giveaway and the Organic Bedroom Giveaway.
Enter the Chicken Coop Giveaway at Mother Earth News
Find out more about Community Chickens at Communitychickens.com
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