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. If you are thinking about keeping chickens in your own backyard, you'll get some great ideas. So, make some time on Easter weekend to check out this event. The self-guided tour will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, rain or shine. Tour Maps will be available for $10 each, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Green Corn Project. The tour maps will serve as entry tickets, but can be shared by as many people as desired. For more information please visit our website http://austincooptour.org.