Grab your Bike & Coop Ride with a Friend!
March 30, 2013 marks the date of the Fifth Annual Funky Chicken Coop Tour. This also marks the first bike tour of the coops. So grab your bike and ride to your neighbors’ coops and invite them to be on the Fifth Annual FCCT with you. Show us your coops! Be the first neighborhood of coops featured on the tour. Each year the FCCT strives to showcase an array of coops that display a variety of construction designs and materials, from recycled to custom designed coops, including production hens to exotic chickens and roosters. Only coops located within the City of Austin or the City’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) with enclosures properly positioned with regard to Austin City Code 3-2-16 will be considered for the tour.
What should I do? I have no chickens?
It’s never too late to start. Visit http://austincooptour.org/resources for click through resources and information for getting started with your own backyard poultry. You have plenty of time to get your coop set up, add chickens, and discover the joys of having your own sustainable food source. For those who have the space, take the leap and add some chickens and a secure coop and enclosure to your urban landscape. You’ll find them easy to care for, and the rewards are so much greater than just producing eggs rich in nutrients right out of your backyard.
The Funky Chicken Coop Tour Promotes Sustainable Living in Austin
Urban Poultry Association of Texas, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and welcomes your donations to support the annual recipients awarded each year after the tour. This year The Urban Poultry Association will make a donation to two organizations promoting education, community, and local food: Urban Patchwork Neighborhood Farms and Partners for Education, Agriculture and Sustainability (PEAS). Please join us on tour day, visit all of the Information Center booths at Buck Moore Feed Store, chat with our gracious Coop Hosts, and support the cause.
You’ll also be able to meet Rob Ludlow, owner of BackyardChickens.com and co-author of Raising Chickens for Dummies and Building Chicken Coops for Dummies will be at the Funky Chicken Coop Tour Information Center on tour day from 9:00 am to 11:00 am to meet visitors and introduce his new book – Chicken Health for Dummies. Stop by the BYC table to meet Rob. A few of his books will be available for purchase and signing.
Do You Know Your Austin Funky Chicken Coop Tour History?
Its been a year since the Urban Poultry Association of Texas, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded by Michelle Hernandez, Director of the Funky Chicken Coop Tour® (FCCT), to umbrella over the Funky Chicken Coop Tour and the Austin Backyard Poultry Meetup Group. The mission of the Urban Poultry Association is to promote urban poultry, and to provide support, training, and guidance for those interested or already raising poultry and producing healthy food in an urban yard. Please be sure to update to our new website at AustinCoopTour.org, and find the Natural History of the Funky Chicken Coop Tour and more.
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