For community fellowship, promote sustainability, and sharing/gathering coop design ideas for those interested in backyard chickens.
A coop tour? Can I have chickens in Austin?
Yes, City of Austin’s Ordinances allow chickens in the city. Currently this includes hens and roosters. The full regulations are listed under Animal Regulations in Title 3 of the Austin Ordinances. Keep in mind you should also check on any other local/property restrictions, if any exist.
What kinds of coops will be on the tour? Does a coop have to be “funky” to be on the tour?
The coop doesn’t have to be “funky” to be on the tour. We’re aiming for a wide range of all kinds of coops. We want to show diversity… be it the inexpensive shanty’s to the elaborate palace’s. The more variety the better!
All coops will be within the Austin City Limits or Austin ETJ.
This sounds fun. How does it work? We get our tickets and find the places on our own schedule?
This is a self-guided tour, so come to each location at your leisure as long as it’s within the time limit (10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.). Tickets for each Tour visitor (children 12 and under free) will be available online or in select walk-up locations closer to the Tour date.
How much are tickets?
Tickets are $10/person on Tour Day. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets purchased online prior to Tour Day have special incentives.
Where do I get tickets?
You can purchase tickets online or at certain locations around town, closer to Tour day. You will redeem your ticket for a wristband on Tour Day to enter to see all the coops.
Do I have to visit the coops in a particular order?
No, you do not have to visit the coops in any particular order. All the coops on the coop tour will be open for visitors between 10 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the tour day.
Will the tour be rescheduled if it rains?
No, the tour will go on rain or shine.
Will there be any coops that are not listed on the map that will be on the tour?
No, only the coops listed on the tour map will be on the tour.
I have so many chicken questions. Will I get them answered on Tour Day?
Coop Hosts will answer questions as they are able about their coop and their experience raising chickens. Watch also for our Austin and Central Texas Backyard Poultry Meetups for more changes to get to be a chicken (or other poultry) eggspert in no time!