April 18, 2010 · 11:00 AM
A PEEP AT THE COOPS: THE URBAN COOP TOUR is to be held in East Dallas from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 18. (The rain date is April 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
This info is from the tour's blog: http://apeepatthecoop...
Ten or so creative coops for city chickens from simple to "eggstravagant" will be featured on this FREE, self-guided tour that will take place in the beautiful White Rock Lake area of Dallas, Texas.
The coops will highlight different approaches to keeping and enjoying these pampered pets, "eggsellent" layers, and a great addition to a green lifestyle. Visitors will have the opportunity to see many different breeds of chickens and learn about their unique personalities and characteristics.
Several other sustainable practices will be on view as well, such as beekeeping, composting, rainwater harvesting and more! You're invited to come and engage in a little "chicken chat" with our interesting hosts and sponsors.
Raffle tickets will be sold on the tour. Here are just a few of the prizes:
Green Living Gift Basket -- approx. $50 value
Whole Foods Gift Basket -- approx. $75 value
Walton's Garden Center -- Five $50 gift certificates
Squaresville Studio Photography - $100 gift certificate
Dirty Dawgz -- two free doggie baths
East Dallas Veterinary Clinic -- $40 gift certificate
Southwest Feed Mills - feeder, waterer, book and 25 lbs. chicken feed (approx. $50)
Elliott's Hardware -- rain barrel
Roach Feed and Seed -- $20 gift certificate
Funds raised by the raffle and by the sale of T-shirts beyond the coop tour's nominal expenses will go to the establishment of coops and/or chicken programs at area community gardens, schools, and others.
For information about coop locations, visit the A PEEP AT THE COOPS: THE URBAN COOP TOUR blog.