The 2015 Funky Chicken Coop Tour® took place on Saturday, April 4, 2015, produced by and benefitting the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Urban Poultry Association of Texas, Inc. It focused on encouraging city residents to raise chickens at home by demonstrating the many ways that chicken (and other poultry) housing can be incorporated into urban residence without violating city ordinances or creating a nuisance. The 2015 tour highlighted chickens as both zero waste and gardening partners.
The event included a full day of free family and educational activities hosted at Sunshine Community Gardens, including a speaker series, a chicken coop, educational and sponsor booths, and a chicken puppet show. The tour had 9 additional coop stops across Austin where visitors could learn more about raising backyard poultry.
The Tour raffled coop prizes, including a grand prize coop package from Happy Hen Treats and DIY coop plans from TheGardenCoop.com.
Visit our 2015 Tour Day photo gallery for more photos from this year’s Tour.
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About Urban Poultry Association of Texas, Inc.
Urban Poultry Association of Texas, Inc. (UPAT) is 501 (c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to educate people on the benefits of raising poultry as part of a sustainable food system. UPAT is the parent organization for the Funky Chicken Coop Tour®, an annual self-guided tour held each spring on Easter weekend in Austin, Texas. The Tour encourages people to raise chickens and other poultry at home in compliance with local ordinances and in harmony with urban neighborhoods. UPAT is also the parent organization for the Austin and Central Texas Backyard Poultry Meetup, an educational support group for people interested in raising poultry for food, pets, and exhibition. We always welcome your support.
2015 TOUR SPONSORS
Funny Farm Industries * Sunrise Farm * The Chicken Fountain * TheGardenCoop.com * Yard to Market Co-op * Andrea Feathers * Brite Ideas Aquaponics, Hydroponics & Organics
AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Austin and Central Texas Backyard Poultry Meetup * Austin Backyard Goat Meetup * Austin Permaculture Guild * Backyard Bounty Farmers * Compost Coalition * Green Corn Project * Sustainable Food Center
WITH PARTICIPATION FROM
Austin Resource Recovery * City of Austin Health Department * Literature LIVE! of the Austin Public Library
AND SPECIAL THANKS TO
for opening up their beautiful gardens to our event!