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Most of us know that these could be valid concerns if the conditions for our feathered friends are kept poorly in inhumane conditions, as any animal would be dirty, smelly and loud... ie. Dogs! Matt and I, beyond being supportive in allowing chickens, we believe there should be some guidelines or recommendations (nothing that has to be policed, simply offered information) for all of our pets! We know first hand that if our "pets" have adequate space, food, water and shelter, they will be happy! We believe space is the most important factor in happiness, cramped=cranky and loud (regardless of your species)! If people are educated or offered information on chicken coops (this is not a sales ad) and spacing in regards to how many chickens to what size hen house, run and accessories such as roosting and egg laying space, there will be more happy (quiet) hens, making happy keepers as well as happy (quiet) neighbors. The other concern was sanitation and or smell. If you have a coop that has adequate ventilation, easy to clean, you will clean it and it won't smell... it's just that simple. Educate and offer information to folks on what they should be looking for in a coop before they purchase!
This is not a sales ad:
**A great chicken coop + chickens + family= A Great Life!**
GO CARY CHICKENS!!!!
"Why did the chicken cross the road?"
"To tell the opossum, it could be done!"
~Mr. Bob Davis
We have realized that information is always better relayed in visual form whether it be by photos or video. So here we go!
- General introduction
- About our hand-made windows
- Carolina Coops new solar option
- Protection from burrowing predators
- All of our videos on this page
I would love to hear everyone's feedback... feel free to share with friends and post comments!
Twig's theme for April is Upcycling.
Upcycling is the repurposing of a material into a product of higher quality.
Come browse the creations of some of Twig's local craftspeople.
Local Artisan Showcase
Saturday, April 28th 10:00-4:00 PM
Meet our local artists who specialize in sustainable creations and upcycling. Shop the wares of artists including, Leslie Fesperman (http://leslie-fesperman-glass.info/) , Jacquie Barker (http://www.cuckooboo.com/) , Casey Bosley (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Flower-Girl-Designs/248794099441) , Slome's Creations, Lacey Lambe (http://www.etsy.com/shop/LaceyElephantKisses) and Sonnie Plakotaris (http://www.etsy.com/shop/soulshineproducts).
Fresh Eggs in the City
Learn tips on
Urban Chicken Farming
Sunday, April 29th 10:00-6:00 PM
Wouldn't it be nice to enjoy fresh organic eggs from your own chickens? Meet Matt from Carolina Coops (http://www.carolinacoops.com/) and Kristen - the Chicken Whisperer to get more information about starting your own small-scale chicken farm.
Drop off your Unwanted School Supplies
Twig is proud to be a donation center for the Durham-based non-profit, Crayons2Calculators. Their mission is to meet the educational and creative needs of students in the area by providing free school supplies to classroom teachers. C2C runs a warehouse near downtown Durham where public school teachers can shop for the tools they need to educate our future leaders.
Here are some donation ideas:
Crayons and Markers
Art & Craft Supplies
Pencils and Sharpeners
For more information visit C2C's website: http://www.crayons2calculators.org
Remember, we accept donations of kids' books for Book Harvest.
Book Harvest distributes free books to kids in need.
For more information visit www.bookharvestnc.org.