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Austin Funky Chicken Coop Tour

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Sat, 04/15/2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Mark Your Calendars for the 9th Annual Funky Chicken Coop Tour, April 15, 2017. We’re keeping Austin weird and wonderful with this self-guided tour of poultry housing and garden areas. Coops are open for tour goers from 10:00am-4:00pm. Kids under 12 are free!! To learn more, apply to be on the tour, purchase advance tickets, and check out our cool chicken gift ideas visit our website www.austincooptour.org and our sponsors, Callahan’s General Store and Buck Moore Feed and Pet Supply.

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8th Annual Austin Funky Chicken Coop Tour

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Sat, 03/26/2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Austin's Funky Chicken Coop Tour is back for an 8th year and this time we've really got something to crow about! The purpose of this tour is to encourage city residents to raise chickens at home by demonstrating the many ways that chicken (and other poultry) housing can be incorporated into urban residence without violating city ordinances or creating a nuisance. Our theme this year is Chickens as Zero Waste Heroes.

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2014 Volunteer Call, Funky Chicken Coop Tour

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Fri, 01/17/2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fri, 01/31/2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fri, 02/07/2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fri, 02/07/2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

* Do you own chickens but are not interested in having your coop on the Funky Chicken Coop tour?
* Do you like chickens and want to spend some time with others of a similar interest?
* Do you want to help spread the word about the benefits and joys of raising chickens?
* Do you like to bicycle and want to help make this year's Tour de Funky Chickens a success?
If so, there are some wonderful opportunities for you to help prior to the tour, on the tour day itself, and after the tour is over.

VOUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR THE FOLLOWING

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It’s been a tough week.

My neighbor, who is very sweet, as well as developmentally challenged, has a habit of coming into my backyard and leaving the gate open.  At least I think it is she who leaves it open... The gate is often mysteriously open after I meticulously close it, and I doubt the chickens know how to open the latch. I know she visits when I'm not home because I've found her there before.

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Kibi78704's (Kirsten's) Preface:

Comal County Fair and Rodeo - Backyard Poultry Show

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Wed, 09/25/2013 - 8:00am to 8:00pm

Please see http://comalcountyfair.org/events_detail.aspx?id=99 for rules, regulations, and other details.

Please note that if you plan to enter a bird in the contest, it  must have a current Pullorum-Typhoid (P/T) test. From the event website:

5) Birds without a P/T test, birds that show obvious disease, or birds that have parasites will not be accepted. The decision of the Superintendent will be final.

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Recently, I remarked on Facebook that I needed to thin down my flock of (then) 28 Ameraucanas because the cost of chicken feed was encroaching into the human feed budget. My friend Lorien Hoover sent me a link for Fermented Feed: http://naturalchickenkeeping.blogspot.com/p/fermented-feed.html

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