Morayah Cupp shows some of her mobile chicken coops and one of the hens she rents out as part of her SAE for the Imperial FFA chapter.
FFA members’ ag projects continue despite pandemic
Moe’s Mobile Coops is continuing despite the pandemic.
Chase County Schools junior and FFA member Morayah Cupp has been keeping herself busy since school has been closed.
Cupp, the reporter for the chapter, is working on her supervised agricultural experience (SAE) called Moe’s Mobile Coops.
Cupp’s SAE consists of six mobile chicken coops that she rents out to people.
“They don’t just rent them for the eggs,” Cupp said, though that is an added bonus with price of eggs rising.
The rental kits that Cupp delivers include a coop—that’s on wheels for cleaning and fertilization reasons—a feeder and water system, bedding and the hens.
“Basically everything that they need to house them until they decide that they’re ready to come back,” she said.
Cupp delivered one coop to a family in Chase County this week who just wanted to support the Imperial FFA chapter.
“They (said) this is a good, small-town business and this is something that our family can benefit from,” Cupp said.
“All of the (renters) have kids, and they’re of all different ages,” she added. “Anywhere from a one-year-old to a freshman in high school. It’s kind of a good lesson in responsibility.”
Currently, Cupp has three rentals out: one in Perkins County and two in Chase County.
She started her SAE last year with only two kits, but due to increased popularity, Cupp is now up to six kits.
“It’s great for the community, too,” Cupp said. “I’m happy that (renters) all have different reasons for wanting to be involved and I think that’s really cool.”
“It’s really important to me that people shop local,” she added. “Supporting my business and eating farm fresh is a huge bonus.
More local SAEs
As reporter for the local FFA chapter, Cupp is spotlighting SAEs of other members on their chapter Instagram page.
Those can be found with the Instagram handle @imperial