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Posted on Sun, Oct 4, 2009 : 1:58 p.m.

Video Blog - 2009 'Loop de Coop'

By Hans Masing

This is my video blog entry for the 2009 tour of Ann Arbor chicken coops on the 'Loop de Coop'. Enjoy!

writer_Hans_Masing.jpgAfter 22 years of working in Information Technology, teaching and consulting, Hans Masing turned his focus to specialty and educational toys. He runs Tree Town Toys, Brain Station and Dragonfly Depot with his wife Patricia and their children Keller and Simone. Brain Station started in 2002 as a "crazy idea" in the family home, and has grown to be a successful Internet specialty toy retail operation and fulfillment center. He opened Tree Town Toys as a brick-and-mortar specialty store in 2006, and launched Dragonfly Depot (online fulfillment and distribution of specialty toys) in 2007. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association. For fun he plays drums with North and The Witch Doctors from time to time and raises chickens in his back yard with his kids. Being a dad is a constant adventure for him, and he lives by the motto "It's never too late to have a happy childhood!" He can occasionally be seen at his Day Jobâ„¢ at JStor in downtown Ann Arbor.


Corinna Borden

Tue, Nov 10, 2009 : 12:34 p.m.

What a great video of the world of backyard chickens. Thank you Hans.

Pam Stout

Mon, Oct 5, 2009 : 9:12 a.m.

Great video, Hans. I'm inspired!

Myra Klarman

Sun, Oct 4, 2009 : 10:42 p.m.

Loved it! Go chickens!

Lana Hawkins

Sun, Oct 4, 2009 : 7:04 p.m.

My neighbor has four chickens and I get a big kick out of watching them through my kitchen window. It's great to have some unusual ( for the city) animals in the neighborhood.