KEEP CHICKENS IN DALLAS?? YOU BET !! More people than ever are flocking to the practical attraction of keeping chickens. We keep them as food producers, we keep them as pest control and compost makers, we keep them as keen amusements, we keep them as beloved pets!! And we keep them in a variety of different coops!! From simple to “eggs”travagant, every coop is a labor of love for our “girls.” And since we want to share with others the joy of keeping chickens, we are proud to present the 2011 coop tour: A PEEP AT THE COOPS THE URBAN COOP TOUR May 1, 2011 11:00-5:00 Plans are hatching to once again feature coops for city chickens on this FREE, self-guided tour that will take place around the beautiful East Dallas area. The coops will highlight different approaches to keeping and enjoying these pampered pets, "eggsellent" layers, and a great addition to a green lifestyle. Visitors will have the opportunity to see many different breeds of chickens, from small to large, and learn about their unique personalities and characteristics. Several other sustainable practices will be on view as well, such as beekeeping, composting, rainwater harvesting and more! Come and engage in a little "chicken chat" with our interesting hosts and sponsors. This year we are excited to announce that we have partnered with Stonewall Gardens at Stonewall Jackson Elementary School in Dallas, TX, as a fundraiser for their 20,000 square foot outdoor learning laboratory for grades kindergarten through fifth grade. Any profit from our generous sponsors, raffle donors, and sale of raffle tickets and commemorative A PEEP AT THE COOPS t-shirts beyond our nominal expenses go to Stonewall Gardens to continue their mission of supporting the learning garden to increase the students understanding of science and their connection to nature. Please continues checking Stonewall Gardens' website, www.stonewallgardens.org, for updated information about our 2011 tour.