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A PEEP AT THE COOPS - a Dallas urban chicken coop tour

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

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Take a peek (or a peep) in some east Dallas backyards and you might find chickens.  Yes, chickens in Dallas.  The city of Dallas actually has some rather liberal rules when it comes to keeping backyard chickens.  This is not true of many neighboring cities.  And, the chickens are thriving.  On Sunday, April 18 eleven east Dallas homes will open their backyards for a free self-guided tour from 11 am to 5 pm.  You can look as much or as little as you like.  Learn about backyard chickens and meet and talk to the owners.  You can find all of the information on the apeepatthecoops blog.  Brochures with addresses to the coop sites will also be available at Walton’s Lawn and Garden Center , Green Spot Market and Fuel, the Lakewood Whole Foods and the East Lake Veterinary Hospital.  Remember, the tour is Free.  Just show up.  Not in Dallas?  Austin just had a coop tour in early April.  Check out the Austin funkychickencooptour site.  It has lots of information and a list of coop tours all over the U.S.