Spring is almost here!!! I've started to see news of urban chicken coop tours float through the internets, so I'm going to list those I know (and ask you to help me grow the list):
April 3, 2010: Austin's Funky Chicken Coop Tour April 11, 2010: Pioneer Valley (Western Mass) Local Chicken Coop TourApril 18, 2010: Dallas, TX A Peep at the Coops tour May 8, 2010: Bend Oregon's First Annual Chicken Coop Tour May 15, 2010: Raleigh's Hen-side the Beltline Tour d'CoopMay 22, 2010: Davis (CA) Tour de Cluck
June 6, 2010: Southern Illinois Coops du Jour June 27, 2010: Salt Lake City Tour de Coops
July 10, 2010: Seattle Tilth's City Chickens Tour July 24, 2010: The Portland (Ore) Tour de CoopsJuly 24, 2010: Everett, WA Coop TourSept 11, 2010: Los Angeles, CA (Westchester area) Cluck Trek October 30, 2010: McClellan, SC Eggstravaganza Cities where there were tours last year but I've not yet seen news about 2010: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Madison, Spokane, Tucson. As soon as I can confirm dates for this year, I'll add them to the list above.
As I said last year, 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!
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