Eagle Scout Project – New Chicken Coop

Help an Eagle Scout and

Hollyhill Hummingbird Farm

build a home for chickens!

 

This project was featured in the San Jose Mercury News, Cupertino Courier, Sunnyvale Sun, Cupertino Patch and more!  (http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_24921050/monta-vista-student-works-farm-earn-eagle-scout?source=rss)

 

 

 

Check out the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association Press Release: DSA Donates to Cupertino Chicken Coop Construction-Eggs on Others With Offer of Matching Grant. Help us reach our goal. We’re almost there! (http://cupertino.patch.com/groups/deputy-sheriffs-assn-of-santa-clara-county/p/dsa-donates-to-cupertino-chicken-coop-constructioneggs-on-others-with-offer-of-matching-grant_22bd8b60)

 

“Hello! My name is John Lentfer and I live in Cupertino.  I am a freshman in High School and an Assistant Senior Patrol Leader with Boy Scout Troop 75. I am working on my Eagle project as part of achieving the Eagle rank. I have been working with Hollyhill Hummingbird Farm in Cupertino to design and build a new chicken coop to house 50 chickens. This coop will be used to help educate the community on sustainable farming and become a part of the farm’s volunteer program.

 

 

 

 

We are asking the community and businesses for donations of money or materials to complete this project. Specifically, we could use these materials:”

  • Redwood boards in many sizes (reclaimed wood from fences, still in good condition, would make great walls)
  • Redwood posts
  • Roofing shingles – 160 sq. ft. – donated, Thank You!
  • Roofing rolled felt – 160 sq. ft. – donated, Thank You!
  • Galvanized roofing nails – 500 – donated, Thank You!
  • Pier blocks – 8 – donated, Thank You!
  • A window – donated, Thank You!
  • A door – donated, Thank You!
  • Plastic dish pans – 12
  • hinges – 8 – donated, Thank You!
  • nails 8d com. (2.5″) galv. – 2000 – donated, Thank You!
  • nails 16d com. (3.5″) galv. – 450 – donated, Thank You!
  • gravel
  • 2 – 8 ft sections of gutter with pipes

“If you have questions or wish to donate materials, please contact us at jrlentfer@gmail.com and humbirdfarm@gmail.com.”

 

Monetary Donations will help us buy additional supplies. Please use the link below to donate using your credit card or PayPal account. Any amount helps.


“Thank you so much for supporting Holyhill Hummingbird Farm, and my Eagle Project! We will be posting progress photos on http://www.facebook.com/HummingbirdFarm”

 
If you are interested, here is the full list of wood supplies needed:
ROOF:
1 x 8 redwood boards – 280 ln. ft.
2 x 4 x 8ft. – 2
2 x 6 x 8ft. – 14
2 x 6 rim board – 20 ln. ft.
 
SIDE WALLS:
2 x 4 redwood mudsill – 34 ln. ft.
2 x 4 x 8ft. studs – 18
2 x 4 – 8 ln. ft.
2 x 4 top plates – 34 ln. ft.
2 x 4 x 9ft studs – 4
1 x 8 redwood boards – 450 ln. ft.
 
END WALLS:
2 x 4 redwood mudsill – 16 ln. ft.
2 x 4 x 7ft studs – 12
2 x 4 – 40 ln. ft.
2 x 6 – 24 ln. ft.
1 x 8 redwood boards – 190 ln. ft.
 
 
HEN BOXES:
1 x 8 redwood boards 50 ln. ft.
2 x 4 – 32 ln. ft.
 
MISC:
2 x 2 redwood 132 ln. ft.
 
 

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