Here is our 2012 Coop Lineup. We have a wide variety of selections, including chickens, ducks, goats, automatic chicken doors, architect-built coops, a certified wildlife habitat, an urban farm, an elementary school, and plenty more! Please see a brief description below to help you plan your tour. You can purchase your 2012 Coop Tour map for $10 and share with other members of your touring party. The map is your “ticket' into the coops for you and members of your touring party. Each map includes a free raffle ticket entry for the multiple prizes, and additional raffle tickets can be purchased at the Information Center on Tour Day. A portion of proceeds past expenses will go to Green Corn Project.Get your tickets now or on the morning of the tour beginning at 9 a.m. at Buck Moore Feed and Supply. All times listed below are approximate driving times assuming flowing traffic. Actual times and driving routes may vary. 1 Buck Moore Feed and Supply is Coop Tour Headquarters and the Information Center for the tour. A great place to meet-up with friends, get your ticket(s), and start your tour! Don't miss the “Getting Started with Chickens” 8:30 a.m. class on 4/7, presented by Cameron Molberg with Coyote Creek Farm.See Video… While supplies last, get limited edition 2012 Coop Tour merchandise, including a t-shirt, poster, magnet, and cap, with artwork designed by Andrea Feathers. Don't forget to enter the Tour raffle for a chance to win great prizes, including the grand prize of a complete chicken starter package with chickens, coop and more, sponsored by Mobile Chicken Coops. Visit some of our sponsor booths and vendor tents. Meet members of the Austin Backyard Poultry Meetup and the FCCT volunteers. They are all on hand to help you get started with your tour! 2 6 Chickens: Ameraucana, Black Australorp, Rhode Island Red, New Hampshire RedCoop: 4×8 raised wooden coop with metal & plastic roofFor predator protection there is an automatic door which closes before dusk. Also notice the tumbling compost bin made by the owner.Approx. 6 minutes southwest of the Information Center. 3 6 Chickens: Appenzeller Spitzhauben, Cuckoo Marans, Buff Orpington, Black Australorp, Naked Neck, AmeraucanaCoop: Plastic Playhouse Castle on top of wooden platform with 5×3 run spaceSee Video…Inspired by the 2010 Funky Chicken Coop Tour, the owners realized a coop didn’t have to be perfect or expensive, just secure: so they found a castle for their new chicks on Craigslist. Approx. 4 minutes southwest of the Information Center. 4 58 Chickens: Spangled Russian Orloff, Sicilian Buttercup, Buckeye, Spanish White Face, Egyptian Fayoumi, Dorking, Dominique, Andalusian, Naked Neck, Swedish Leghorn, plus various popular breeds 24 Ducks: Peking, Khaki Campbell, Golden 300, Magpie, Cayuga, Runner, Welsh Harlequin, Buff, Rouen, Canada Spotted Duck. Australian Wood DuckLots of GoatsCoop: 25×75 run fully covered with netting. Inside is a 4×8 nesting coop and various other structures for the critters to roost and get out of the weather. The fencing is a special wire from Canada which keeps predators from climbing.See Video…This urban working farm is a good example of how you can be in the city and still live a country life.Approx. 6 minutes northwest of the Information Center. 5 12 Chickens: Ameraucana, Bantam Ameraucana, Turken, Bantam Turken, Silkie, Polish, Silkie/Polish, Silkie/Cochin2 Goats: Dwarf NigeriansCoop: Two levels with a 4×12 bottom & 4×4 second level. Built by the owner with reclaimed wood & materials.See Video…The artfully decorated coop is a combined home for the owner’s chickens and goats, with each having their own area.Approx. 10 minutes northwest of the Information Center. 6 11 Chickens: Barred Plymouth Rock, Ameraucana, Salmon FaverolleCoop: 20×30 including coop and run. Made with corrugated metal, wood, wire mesh, chicken wire, cinder blocksThe coop is part of the grounds that include fruit trees, a vegetable garden and various flowering plants including roses. Approx. 13 minutes northwest of the Information Center. 7 10 Chickens: Egyptian Fayoumi, Bantam Silkie, Buff Orpington, White Leghorn, Rhode Island Red, AmeraucanaCoop: 4×4 cedar fencing coop with hardware cloth and a corrugated metal roof, connected to a 3×35 runSee Video…The yard is a Certified Wildlife Habitat. In addition to chickens, the owner has ornamental and food gardens and practices organic and integrated pest management principals.Approx. 12 minutes northeast of the Information Center. 8 6 Chickens: Blue Andalusian, Hybrid Leghorn, Easter Egger, Black Australorp, Production RedCoop: 10x5x7 made from rough cedar and sun panelsSee Video…The owner says: “We raise chickens as a part of our effort to live a more simple, self-sufficient lifestyle. …We compost their waste and try to integrate them into our garden. They are lousy gardeners but great bug exterminators.”Approx. 15 minutes northeast of the Information Center. 9 6 Chickens: Rhode Island Reds, Cuckoo Marans, Ameraucanas, Barred Plymouth RockCoop: 3x3x41/2’coop with 7/11/4’ run home made from free wood pallets with corrugated roof, chicken wire & hardware cloth.See Video… This coop also features a homemade automatic door & gravity fed feeder & waterer.Approx. 14 minutes east of the Information Center. 10 100+ Chickens: Leghorns, Buff Orpington, Red Sexlink, Speckled Sussex, Auracana, Black Australorp, Cochin, Delaware, Marans, Plymouth Rock, Minorca, Rhode Island Red, Wyandotte21 Ducks: Khaki Campbell, Indian Runner, Rouen, 3 wild Mallards that adopted the farmCoop: 8×20 wooden coop with various separated runsSee Video…This urban farm has a farmer’s market. New funky features at the farm are a chicken Palapa that provides shade and keeps their food dry. A new automatic watering trough insures there will be fresh water available. Composting is done inside the run area so the chickens can aid in turning over the compost.Approx. 15 minutes southeast of the Information Center. 11 6 Chickens: Barred Plymouth Rocks, Gold Laced Wyandottes, WelsummersCoop: 6’x4’x7’ made with reclaimed/recycled pine fencing and hardware clothSee Video…The coop is decorated with natural materials and plants reflecting the owners’ artistic abilities. The owner wrote a song about one special chicken, and sings it to her every morning.Approx. 15 minutes southeast of the Information Center. 12 15 Chickens: Frizzle Bantam, Barnevelder, Silver-laced Wyandotte, Production Red, naked Neck, Red sexlink, Australorp, Ameraucana, Brown Leghorn, Dominique, Cuckoo Marans, MinorcaCoop: 10x6x8 coop made of plywood, pine boards, hardware cloth & corrugated roofing.See Video…This elementary school raises chickens as a unique addition to a unique school. The coop is integrated into the school’s curriculum. Communities in Schools works with students to teach skills needed for collecting & selling the eggs.Approx. 17 minutes south of the Information Center. 13 5 Chickens: Ameraucana, White Leghorn Cross, Lt. Brahma, Australorp, Rhode Island RedCoop: 8×12 & 8×8 structures made with cattle panels attached to metal support posts, with a galvanized metal roofSee Video… Similar to the dog-trot designs of early Texas homes, this architect-built coop is in two sections.A 4’ wooden walkway goes underneath the overhead tunnel so the owner can access the back of the property.Approx. 17 minutes south of the Information Center. 14 7 Chickens: Buff Orpington, Ameraucana, Rhode Island Red, Barred Plymouth Rock, Barnvelder, Brahma, Blue Laced Red WyandotteCoop: 5x10x8 coop made of recycled materials & hardware cloth.See Video…This pretty little green coop is nestled beneath a large live oak tree giving the birds plenty of shade. The owner & granddaughter researched breeds together to select their birds, and the granddaughter helps with their care.Approx. 15 minutes southeast of the Information Center. 15 5 Chickens: Barred Plymouth Rocks, Rhode Island Reds.Coop: 5’x7’ coop enclosed within 15’x40’ run. Made from recycled wood, corrugated metal and hardware cloth.See Video…The homeowners are avid gardeners, and their home was featured on the Central Texas Gardener TV show last year.Approx. 11 minutes southeast of the Information Center. 16 24 Chickens: Barnevelder, Ameraucana, Sexlink, Buff Orpington, Cochin, Speckled Sussex, Silver Laced Polish Bantam, Bantam Frizzle Rooster, Marans, Leghorns, Rhode Island RedThey also have Bunnies.Coop: 8×12 coop & 3 ½ x20 chicken tractor, both made with all reclaimed/recycled materials – wood frame, metal roof, stained glass windows. See Video…The coop and garden are part of Urban Patchwork Farms, a backyard food co-op where neighbors help raise and harvest eggs and veggies grown in the neighborhood, and then share with other neighbors who are doing the same. The yard is full of other gardening interests: a bathtub compost tea maker, a log disk patio, and other features.Approx. 5 minutes northeast of the Information Center.