Backyard Chicken Coop Giveaway at Community Chickens

| 3/9/2010 3:11:00 PM

Tags: Chickens, Backyard Chickens, Livestock, Eggs, Food Production, Coops,

A photo of the author, Caleb ReganBackyard chickens are never really far from the front of our minds here in the GRIT corral. Just recently, as part of an upcoming GRIT Gear Sweepstakes for the May/June issue, I received a Little Egg Chicken Tractor from, put it together, and am preparing my Lawrence, Kansas, urban yard to accommodate two free-ranging Catalana laying hens. More on that later. Our Community Chickens website,, a GRIT-MOTHER EARTH NEWS joint production, also currently features a fantastic giveaway; this one a full-blown coop from Horizon Structures. 

This beautiful Horizon Structures chicken coop houses up to six birds.

The coop really is a thing of beauty. Valued at $2,195, it houses up to six chickens and has three nesting boxes. The run is built-in, and you can lock the coop up at night to prevent predators from getting to your flock. In short, we’re doing all we can here at GRIT and MOTHER EARTH NEWS to give you the chance to start a flock of your own. 

From quiches made with the extra vegetables in the fridge to fresh eggs sunny-side-up with your bacon on a Saturday morning, there is nothing like farm-fresh eggs. They’re healthier for you, are cost effective, and – most importantly to me – offer a person a sense of satisfaction from having a direct relationship with the food they consume. 

No matter your living arrangement, you’ve got nothing to lose. Visit to enter the Community Chickens Win This Coop! Sweepstakes presented by Horizon Structures

Check out the May/June issue of GRIT to find out how to enter to win a chicken tractor. As GRIT Editor Hank Will wrote in his editorial for our bookazine, GRIT's Guide to Backyard Chickens, “Keep on cluckin’.”

chris short
6/4/2012 2:57:21 AM

we built a very small coop out of recycled materials but our girls work hard to provide our family with nutritious eggs every day and they deserve fancier digs. i would love to present my four ladies with this lovely home.

4/5/2012 7:00:38 PM

I just purchased 9 baby chicks - never raised chicks for their eggs before... So wish me LUCK!

louella menefee
11/10/2011 7:58:27 AM

the coop looks good for small farms. We raised chicks befor but the tornado has ended that,so we are lookin for a small coop.

beverley estes
2/24/2011 8:13:09 PM

I would love to make my home energy effesent, raise my own food again, my own Chickens again. My husband is 71 and has had 3 back surgerys and my legs do not seem to hold me when I step to high and try to pull my weight up. Other wise we are both one our own and I miss what we use to do. Garden 3 and 1/2 lots and I canned a 1000. jars a year. Every thing in the garden and fish, meat, and fruits.

julia r. boykin
6/19/2010 3:37:31 PM

The Boykins live on 5 acres. We would love to raise chickens.

3/19/2010 1:20:14 PM

Shannon - Thanks for reading. The chicken tractor is definitely light enough to be pulled around the yard by one person. Make sure you enter the contest! I should have day-old chicks in two to three weeks, and I can't wait. Best, Caleb R.

s.m.r. saia
3/10/2010 6:38:22 AM

Caleb, thanks so much for posting this. This is really great. The chicken tractor looks perfect. We're going to have 2 hens too, and I definitely want something portable like this. It looks like it's light enough just to pull it around by hand? I'm going to google it and check it out. Thanks!

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