How to Start a Chicken Coop Tour in Your City: A 12-Step Program

| 6/25/2009 2:56:45 PM

This past April, Austin, Texas had our first Funky Chicken Coop Tour. It was an amazing event that brought together chicken enthusiasts from around the entire state! The best part, it was done for free. Yes, that’s right with a $0.00 budget!

Funky Chicken Coop Tour

Do you want to know what you need to do to start your own city chicken coop tour? Here are our tour’s tips and tricks.

1. Keep things simple when you start. There are so many great ideas for a coop tour. Keep in mind that you can always add extra attractions as you get a better feel for what your local chicken enthusiasts would like to see.

2. Gather your dedicated chicken lovers to help with the tour. Volunteers can help with planning, advertising, coop tour inspections, tour-day information centers, and other tasks as needed to support your tour objectives. Look for those persons who are willing to put time and commitment into this labor of love.

3. Determine the purpose of your tour. Are you doing it raise awareness of backyard poultry? It is part of a locavore or sustainability movement? Is it for community building?