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See What the Clucks are About on the Windy City Coop Tour

Curious about urban chicken keeping? This is your chance to take a peak at the wide variety of chicken coops and breeds in the Chicago area at the 5th Annual Windy City Coop Tour on September 20-21 from 10 AM to 2 PM each day.

As many as 29 hosts in Chicago, Riverside, Blue Island and even Hammond, IN, will be opening their gates an sharing their coops, yards, and chicken-keeping wisdom with visitors.

In addition to chicken-gazing, visitors can also learn about other green features at some of the host sites. Like this home in Lincoln Square that also has a rainwater collection, green homes renovation (hardie board siding, FSC wood deck, etc.), vegetable garden, permeable pavers and native/edible landscaping instead of a front lawn, and AC condensate capture into their garden. Even their coop is green! The hosts built their coop from their son’s old clubhouse. Some new hardware cloth and strand board was purchased and they used old doors from their house. Their chickens helped them develop a sense of community in their neighborhood as well. They took down some fence boards and share their flock of chickens with the neighbors!

For Site Info, see 2014 Windy City Coop Tour Site Info

(Basic descriptions are on the Map)
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MAP of 2014 Tour Locations

Make your own route - click on the numbered icon on the map or next to the coop description for more info.

NOTE that some coop locations are open for Visitors both Saturday & Sunday, and some are Saturday ONLY or Sunday ONLY.  PLEASE double check and go to sites only if they are hosting on the day/s you want to visit!

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