Photo credit: Tracy Halladay

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

2011 Tour de Coops

For several years now, Wasatch Gardens in Salt Lake has sponsored an annual "Tour de Coops" in Salt Lake.  This has focused on people with interesting (and diverse) coops for their urban chickens in the downtown, University and Sugarhouse areas.  We went last year and didn't have time to see them all.  To make things more difficult, this year they are expanding and will have two seperate tours.  One for "Downtown" and one for "South Valley" (anything south of 2700 South).

This was very fun for the whole family.  We saw large coops, small coops, coops from reclaimed lumber, doors, windows and professionally built coops.  It is great if you are looking for ideas on how to upgrade your own hen's living quarters. 

Below are some that I took pictures of last year (Click on photos to see them full-sized):

Here is one I didn't take the picture of but wish that I had.  It was a very interesting hen house!

The South Valley Tour will be June 18th.  The 6th annual Downtown Tour will be the following Saturday June 25th.  For more information and to register for these tours go visit Wasatch Gardens Events page and scroll down to the June events or click the links I have added below:

These events are all good for beginners as well as seasoned chicken gurus!  Go, take your family and enjoy some of these community-oriented events...you'll be glad you did.  Maybe Brigham City will have our own some day!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a lot of fun!!

    Have you shared your blog address with any of the city council members so they can read the information and facts for themselves?