Austin's 2013 Fifth Annual Funky Chicken Coop Tour(R)

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday, March 30th, 2013, 10am-4pm, is the fifth annual Funky Chicken Coop Tour(R), a self-guided tour held each spring in Austin, Texas. The FCCT promotes local sustainable food, healthy living, and funky fun, demonstrating the many ways chickens can be incorporated into an urban residence. Visit the Information Center at Buck Moore Feed and Supply, 5237 North Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas, 78751 to start the tour. Coops include a variety of construction designs and materials, from recycled creations to custom coops.

Chicken Census 2007

This important collection of facts about the Austin chicken population



This is one way to control mites and lice on chickens. The chickes can be reinfected by wild birds visiting your coop. They are easy to get rid of. Buy (any pet store including HEB or any online pet store) a spay bottle of Adams Flea mist. Give each bird a spray of Adams on their vent and under each wing. Treat all the birds in your flock at once. Repeat in two weeks.

The Funky Chicken Coop Tour® Presents: Mad City Chickens Movie

Sat, 03/03/2012 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Callahan’s General Store will be hosting a kick off event for Austin’s fourth annual Funky Chicken Coop Tour. The Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow will provide a special screening of Mad City Chickens at 7:00 PM. Mad City Chickens is a sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical look at the people who keep urban chickens in their backyards.

Spring Chicken Festival

Sat, 03/03/2012 - 12:00pm to 8:30pm

Spring Chicken FestivalMarch 3rd Noon-8:30pm. Now is your chance to sign up as a vendor if this is the right festival for you. Vendors will include purveyors of organic gardening products, chicken keeping products, and locally-made foods and art.

The Funky Chicken Coop Tour®

Sat, 04/07/2012 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

On Saturday, April 7, 2012, Austin-area poultry keepers will open their backyards to the public for the fourth year in a row to show off their chickens and their urban coops. Visitors to the tour sites will see how recycled materials can be transformed into a low-cost coop or how a design-conscious coop can enhance the beauty of a landscape. The tour hosts will be on hand to share their experiences with chicken care, coop design, maintaining harmony among the chickens, people and other pets, and more.

Call for Coops for The Funky Chicken Coop Tour®

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Sun, 01/22/2012 (All day)

The Funky Chicken Coop Tour® is looking for backyard poultry enthusiasts to open up their backyards and show off their coops for the 4th annual event being held Saturday, April 7, 2012. The self-guided tour will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, rain or shine. If you are interested in showing your coop, volunteering or being a sponsor for the tour, visit our website,, and complete your application today.   Coop Host Application Deadline: January 22, 2012.

Local Food Potluck & Celebration - Barr Mansion

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Local Food Celebration, Local Food Potluck, and Permaculture/Citizen Gardener Graduation

For one and all - farmers, gardeners, friends, family, Foodies, Permaculture and Citizen Gardener Grads and Alumni....

The new, re-constructed, wonderful Barr Mansion, 10463 Sprinkle Road, Austin, 78754

To honor Local Farmers, Gardeners, and Markets - to Cheer on our new PC and CG Grads

Who: Everyone/anyone who loves good food, good company, supports Local Food & Local Growers

Raising Backyard Chickens

Sun, 05/22/2011 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Raising Backyard Chickens presented by Carol Ann Sayles of Boggy Creek Farm ( We are pleased to host the Sixth Annual Free Chicken Seminar! Chickens not only provide tasty, nutritious eggs, but they are also great pets: interesting, communicative, smart in their own way, and very humorous. The topics to be covered include: recommended size of flock, breeds of layers and their attributes, starting new chicks, feed sources, hen house design, chicken tractors, predators, roosters, and more!


Texas A&M Department of Poultry Science

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