“Nap Town Chickens has been a wealth of information which allowed these city folks to easily step into everyday life as chicken farmers. From our first 4 hens and a coop on wheels to designing and building our second coop and run that currently holds 10 hens, he has been there every step of the way by helping us understand what’s going on with the girls, helping calm the new ones down and sometimes even reminding us to calm down because they are just chickens. Everyone loves the chickens, the farm and our enthusiasm about it all. With an incredible amount of ease, Nap Town Chickens has successfully turned this urban family into urban chicken farmers. OK… Maybe we have become the crazy chicken lady farmers. We even have hand made sweaters and jumpers for the girls and our own sportswear! But the best part of the farm in the backyard are the fresh eggs daily.”
“In March, 2014 we hired Nap Town Chickens to build us a goat shed, hay feeder and pallet fence. The quality is superb! Working with Andrew is such a pleasure. The best thing is I always have someone to ask questions about my goats or chickens. They are a great resource! I also love that I can go to Agrarian for my goat or chicken needs! I strongly recommend hiring Nap Town Chickens. They do beautiful work and are a pleasure to deal with!”
Raymond and John
“Nap Town Chickens are true professionals. They really made it easy becoming new Urban Farmers! Andrew met with us at our home to discuss what we were looking for and before you knew it, we had our new coop/run and five baby chicks. It could have been a difficult learning curve, but he made it so easy. What a great experience and I would highly recommend Nap Town Chickens to everyone!”
“Taking two city guys with no experience raising chickens, Nap Town Chickens personally spent the time giving us instruction and follow-up advice to ensure we were successful with our chickens. The coop and run were quality-made and made it so easy to enjoy our chickens and the fresh eggs they produced. Great to do business with.
“Rachel and I could not be happier with Andrew and his team at Nap Town Chickens! As first-time chicken farmers, we had very little experience raising poultry but Andrew put our concerns at ease and has remained available to answer any questions we have had along the way.
“When we finally decided to start keeping chickens last spring we turned to Nap Town Chickens and Agrarian in order to make this a reality. Ann, David and Andrew make a fantastic team.
Picking up chicks and the perfect starter kit from Agrarian got us off to a great start and working with David and Andrew to design our coop was a great experience. Our coop is sturdy, safe and arrived ahead of schedule. The lightweight, portable design is a dream and our hens are so happy with the space they have in their run.
With Agrarian being so close to our little homestead, we can easily pop in to pick up feed from a local mill or scoop up seeds off of the snack bar.
Nap Town Chickens and Agrarian make backyard chicken keeping a breeze. Thanks guys!”
Judy and Mike Busse
“After only a few months of owning a small backyard flock, we wondered why every homeowner doesn’t have one. It’s not difficult, smelly, noisy or very messy. There is, however, a modest start-up cost. So, once we made the decision to commit to the project, some cursory research revealed a plethora of options, many of which are online. We decided, however, to do business locally- and what a good choice it was. Doing business with Nap Town Chickens availed us to not only superior equipment, but also the expert advice and resourcefulness of Andrew Brake and associates. We quickly had an attractive and functional coop, seven birds (for now), and the various tools, accessories, feed and advice to quickly begin enjoying a steady supply of daily fresh eggs, along with the pleasure of interacting with these gregarious and entertaining birds.”
Vicki and Kate
“When we needed a new chicken coop, we immediately thought of Andrew Brake and Nap Town Chickens. We had previously purchased quality chicken supplies from their partner store, Agrarian, and found them to be a great resource for advice. The coop we ordered was well-constructed and included all of our requested features. Andrew came to our residence ahead of time to discuss our needs and was happy to show us another coop as an example of what we would receive. He was forthcoming and fair about the pricing and timeline for delivery. When he arrived to deliver our coop, we were struggling to maneuver it through the gate into our yard, yet he was willing to spend the extra time and effort to help us find a solution. He even helped us transfer our somewhat aggressive rooster into the new enclosure. Overall, we had a great experience and are very happy with our chicken coop.”
“Our family of five ordered a coop from Nap Town Chickens nearly two years ago. Since that time, we have increased our coop size and flock. We absolutely love our chickens. I cannot begin to express the joy they have brought our family and friends. Might I add my neighbors joy as well. I can always catch my neighbors outside feeding or socializing with our girls. Did I mention the fresh eggs yet? Oh my. We have an abundance of eggs, and are always getting asked to sell what we don’t use. We have since added a rabbit to our backyard farm, and will be contacting Andrew about constructing a rabbit hutch for us as well. Our chickens have been easy to maintain, relaxing to watch, and a joy to our family. I would highly recommend Nap Town Chickens to anyone wanting an easy transition to backyard chickens. Andrew is very knowledgeable and helpful with questions we had later. His heart is truly into his business and his clients.”
“I just wanted to share something that’s recently been going on up here. When we got the chickens and gear from you two years ago, I knew that they were not allowed in residential areas in Bunker Hill, but really didn’t care much. Well, another family recently got some and they got a rooster. Of course, all the neighbors were complaining about the noise and our quiet little girls got dragged into the mess. We were ‘invited’ to appear at the town council meeting last month to explain our point of view. I mentioned the Carmel statute that allows for six laying hens. We got some push back at the meeting, but I explained our point of view and many people spoke to me afterwards and said they were supportive of allowing the hens to stay. Later that week, the meeting and my chickens made the Peru Tribune front page! I think I’m getting the reputation as the crazy chicken lady in town. This week, we went to the Zoning Commission meeting and the members said they are going to move to adopt the same ordinance as Carmel. It will be voted on next month and then my girls will be legal!
Thanks again for the introduction to the backyard chicken world, it’s something we still enjoy and many of our neighbors are sounding interested. We talk you up a lot – hopefully some business will come your way.”
“We are EXTREMELY HAPPY with our new coop!! I never expect less than the very best from Agrarian and Nap Town Chickens- always super helpful, very dedicated to the urban community and always friendly! I cannot wait to let the girls explore their new beautiful home- thank you Dave and Andrew for taking the time to squeeze us in before the raccoons got the best of us!! It’s PERFECT! Such a well thought out design – we should’ve called you guys from the beginning!”
“In December 2015, Nap Town Chickens delivered a 16 foot run and coop to my home. Since then, chicken keeping has never been so easy and rewarding. Before I had to worry my hens were in danger. There are so many predators in the Broad Ripple area. This coop is sturdy and secure. The doors have advanced latch systems that predators can’t open but my 7 year old can! My daughter loves to gather the fresh eggs from the nesting box. The fenced run floor ensures nothing can dig under to get to my precious layers. The wheels on the coop let us move our girls to fresh grounds every few
days. Now, I am confident they are safe and have all the space they need to be happy, healthy hens.”
“My wife and I decided we wanted to raise our own chickens as animal lovers and of course, egg lovers. We weren’t exactly sure what we were getting ourselves into, but after some research we began the process. We had heard nothing but good things about Agrarian from many people and decided to purchase our chicks from them. We had a great experience while working with Anne and picking out our chicks. Once the chicks were old enough to be moved outside, we purchased one of those “starter” coops from Tractor Supply Company (you can get these at many of the big box stores and plenty of places online and they’re all terrible). While it seemed the best route for our 4 hens, we soon realized it was not sufficient for many reasons:
- Although the product stated the coop was sufficient for up to 6 hens, the coop was too small for even the 4 birds we had and we soon realized this was creating a stressful living environment
- The construction and design of the coop itself was shoddy at best and used cheap “wood” and metal parts
- There was no protection for the bottom of the coop (we added chicken wire to protect the birds and solidify the structure)
- The nesting box could easily be opened by a predator
- The coop started showing signs of extreme wear within 8 months
I could go on and on with the issues we experienced with the “starter” coop, but the above should suffice. We decided to reach out to Agrarian to pick (pun intended) their brains. Not only were they extremely informative and patient with our plethora of questions and concerns, we could tell it was genuine. We ultimately decided to purchase the Homesteader and after some deliberation with Andrew, we went with the 8’ extended run as recommended. Andrew went above and beyond and also out of his way to provide us a “temporary” coop that would provide more protection, as in the interim we had lost a couple of our hens to predators and had intentions to add to the brood. Andrew actually customized the dimensions so we would have no issues getting in and out of our backyard. We now have 8 happy and healthy hens with more than enough run room and roost. Even though the coop is 16’ long, the wheel & lever system allows the coop to be moved with ease. Between Andrew, Ann and David, Agrarian and Nap Town Chickens could not be better represented. We cannot thank you all enough and always look forward to our friendly trips for supplies, etc. If you are thinking about becoming a chicken farmer, look no further than Agrarian and Nap Town Chickens. Also, their new location at 54th and the Monon is great! Believe it or not, they don’t just sell supplies for chickens. Go check it out, you will not regret it!”