Save the 2014 Date!
April 19, 2014 - 10:00am-4:00pm for touring coops (earlier free classes at Sunshine Community Gardens)
Coop Tour Headquarters
Sunshine Community Gardens
4814 Sunshine Drive, Austin, Texas 78756
Save The Date
Mark Your Calendars for the 6th Annual Austin Funky Chicken Coop Tour, April 19, 2014. Begin the day with a stop by Coop Tour Headquarters, at Sunshine Community Gardens in a cooperative arrangement with Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 4814 Sunshine Drive, Austin, Texas 78756. The Tour’s coops are open for tour goers from 10:00am-4:00pm. Coop Tour Headquarters will include coop tour and cycling registration, vendors, and a free education center, nestled throughout Sunshine Community Gardens, with their own onsite coop and chickens.
Buy advance tour tickets and maps online in early 2014, perfect for gifting. Pick up a brochure to create your own custom tour, on two wheels or four. You can drive yourself, or come with a carful of friends or cycling group. Join the guided Bicycle Tour de Funky Chickens, geared for beginners and family riders, or the longer distance performance ride hosted by the Austin Cycling Association.
Pre Tour Planning
The 6th Annual Funky Chicken Coop Tour (FCCT) is months away in April, and the ideas are already pipping and hatching. Check for tour developments at http://austincooptour.org/. FCCT raises funds for other local food causes. In 2014 FCCT will donate a portion of its proceeds after expenses to New Farm Institute to install a food forest with a Permablitz. Visit us for the latest on tour Sponsors and to sign up to help on the Volunteers page. You'll find local Resources, FAQs, and City of Austin Fowl Ordinances, and the latest News includes tour updates and regional events throughout the year.
If you want to talk to other backyard poultry owners, join the Austin and Central Texas Backyard Poultry Meetup Group, at http://www.meetup.com/AustinBackyardPoultry/ for online poultry forums and in person meetup events. Meetups are held in Austin and Central Texas throughout the year and promote responsible urban poultry keeping. We welcome anyone interested in raising poultry to participate in our online forums, even if you can't always come to an in person Meetup.
Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AustinFunkyChickenCoopTour for a daily nugget of chicken things and tweet a little Twitter @afct. Find photos at Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/austincooptour. Tour tickets make great gifts. You will be able to pre-purchase tickets in advance, and give your friends the gift of education and exploration on the 2014 Funky Chicken Coop Tour. Contact us today to find out how you can volunteer and donate to the cause.