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Elizabeth L
349-351 Greene Av
Brooklyn (Bedford-Stuyvesant)
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Thank You!

the project

This year, we adopted four new hens to keep our Lucy company. Like most New Yorkers, they live in close quarters. We want to build our girls a new yard so they can move about freely. Their new, weatherproofed space will be large enough for visitors to hold and feed them and easier to keep clean and dry.

the steps

During September, a member skilled in construction will build and paint a frame for the yard in his shop. He will also cast modular cement pavers for the floor. Beginning October 17th at 10am, five garden volunteers will mount the frame, install the pavers, and add the chicken wire and fill. We will also construct a door to allow easier access for cleaning and feeding. With their new yard and the addition of their old, insulated coop, the chickens will be comfortable and cozy this fall and winter.

why we're doing it

Bedford-Stuyvesant lacks adequate green space and access to fresh, locally-grown food. Greene Acres is a beautiful oasis where neighbors commune with nature and practice organic gardening.
Our chickens are beloved by members and visitors who hold them, feed them greens, and learn about caring for animals and growing food ethically and sustainably. Our girls attract many visitors of all ages and backgrounds to the garden, and we want to build them a haven of their own.



RAISED = 273.00
less ioby Platform Fee  waived
less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) 13.00
less 3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3%) 7.95



1. Chicken wire, 100' x 4', Ace Hardware, $125 with tax and shipping.

2. Outdoor paint, $60, Citi General Hardware

3. Hinges, screws, staples and glue, $20, Citi General Hardware

4. Ten bags of sand, $20, Citi General Hardware

ioby Platform Fee     waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $11
3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3%) $7



Thank You!

Thank You!

Thanks to your help, we can buy shingles, wood and paint to join the coops and prepare them for winter. Any remaining funds will be used for feed. We'll be adding black sunflower seeds to their diet to help them grow healthy new coats.

Building Day

The pavers and the frame are finished, and the second coop in place. On Saturday, October 11, gardeners will put everything together. After that, an artist member will paint the coops. We think our ladies will love their beautiful new home!

1. remove old yard, lock hens in coop
2. level area
3. set cornerstones
4. set remaining pavers
4.5. sweep sand in between pavers to lock in place.
5 assemble wood structure
5.5. attach frame to edge pavers (tapcons)
6.staple wire to wood structure
7. clean up. fill in sand in yard.


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


  • Melanie L.
  • Team Bradshaw
  • Juliana C.
  • JKennedy
  • Anonymous
  • Richard Earl
  • Anonymous
  • tene prager
  • Kate J.
  • Ryan Buckley
  • Brian
  • Anonymous
  • Heidi Hursh
  • Elizabeth
  • Teeter
  • Tomomi
  • TPrager
  • L. Frank Baum