Tuesday, April 14, 2009

upcoming urban chicken coop tours

This past weekend's Funky Chicken Coop Tour in Austin is a good reminder to pull together a list of other chicken coop tours around the country this Spring.

The chicken coop tours I know of so far are:
And tours that happened in 2008 but I don't yet see 2009 dates for include Albuquerque and Madison (Wisconsin).

Whether you're still at the planning stages of urban chicken farming or have had your own coop for years, going on chicken coop tour is a great way to see how others look after their chooks, get some inspiration for changes you might make to your own urban chicken setup or just meet your fellow backyard chicken fans on a beautiful day around the city.

If you know of a coop tour I've missed, please drop me a line or add it in the comments and I'll update this post to include it. Thanks, and have fun on your tours!


Kim said...

Atlanta's Chicks in the City tour is April 25th: http://www.oakhurstgarden.org/chicks.html

Thomas Kriese said...

Thanks, Kim! I added it to the list in the post :)

Matthew said...

There is talk of a Coop Tour in Tucson, AZ as well sometime in May, but it has not been officially announced. I will let you know as soon as I have more details.

Matthew said...

Tucson Coop Tour info - http://www.foodconspiracy.org/2009/04/10/city-chickens-coop-tour/

badgerpendous said...

Wish we had a coop tour here in RWC! Of course, I can always walk next door and see my neighbor's... :)

Thomas Kriese said...

Got it, Matthew, thanks! And Badgerpendous, you can walk across town to mine, too :)

Austin said...

Good resource! Here are is another tour (from http://fccooptour.blogspot.com/):

Salt Lake City UT

Wasatch Community Garden said...

Salt Lake City! Coming up on June 27th.


Copperfingers said...

Any information available about a Chicago tour out there?

Erika said...

Love this site for info. Slow Food Spokane River, in/around Spokane, Wa is hosting an urban chicken coop tour on June 6th, 2009.

Any questions can be directed to sfsr@gmail.com


scouty_d said...

The Albuquerque Coop Tour is on the first Saturday of June each year, so this year its Saturday, June 6th from 10-2. Maps available at www.urbanchickens.org.

Nickname unavailable said...

Antother coop tour in the works for Tucson!
City Chickens Coop Tour
a self guided tour of backyard chicken coops all over Tucson.
Host: Food Conspiracy Co-op
Type: Trips - Daytrip
Network: Global
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2009
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: All over Tucson

Curious about what it would take to raise chickens in the city? Have a hankering for fresh local eggs in the morning? Wish you could take advantage of some of the benefits of country living right here in town?

Join us for the 2nd City Chickens Coop Tour, a self-guided tour of backyard chicken coops around Tucson. Take a peak at backyards all around town for creative coop ideas and a chance to talk chicken with owners and other poultry enthusiasts. Plus, you’ll get a chance to see other backyard sustainability practices in place — like cisterns, desert gardens, rain water harvesting basins, solar ovens and more.

Tickets for the tour are $5. Ticket purchase gets you a map with directions to each participating home on the tour. All $5 from each ticket purchase will be donated to Watershed Management Group.

Tickets for the tour are available at Food Conspiracy Co-op. Be sure to get your tickets soon before they sell out.

Questions? Contact Torey at outreach@foodconspiracy.org or call her at 624-4821.


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