Seattle Tilth's chicken coop tour
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Seattle Tilth's chicken coop tour


Saturday, July 10 from 11am to 4pm
Cost: $25 for Seattle Tilth members, $30 for non-members. Each ticket allows a family or 4 individuals to participate.
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A self guided tour to visit folks who are keeping chickens, as well as goats and bees, right here in the city of Seattle. On July 10, you can take a look at how people are raising urban livestock and incorporating animals into their home landscape. You will see simple coops built in an afternoon and elaborate houses that took weeks of planning and building. Learn from seeing what your neighbors are doing. Ask questions about coop building techniques and materials, daily chores, managing waste and any other questions you have about keeping chickens or urban livestock.

You will see a wide variety of accommodations, variously described as: cottage, craftsman, castle, shed, mobile, two-storied and ark. The chickens include many different varieties including Buff Orpingtons, Easter Eggers, Cuckoo Marans, Golden Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, Black Autralorp, Araucana, Delaware, Barred Rock and Bantams. Besides chickens and coops, you will also have the opportunity to see other urban livestock including mini dairy goats, honey bees and ducks. Other creative trappings of modern Seattle urban homesteads including productive organic gardens, fruit orchards, rain barrels, a solar oven and more.

This tour might be the inspiration you need to build your dream coop or begin a fun and rewarding new hobby! You will enjoy seeing the many creative arrangements people have developed in their urban yards and homesteads.

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