3rd Annual Urban Chicken Coop Tour


3rd Annual Pittsburgh Urban Chicken Coop Tour

Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The 3rd Annual Chicks-in-the-Hood, Pittsburgh Urban Chicken Coop Tour,  a one-day, self-guided urban chicken coop tour comprised of volunteers who are enthusiastic about showing how chickens and urban agriculture are thriving in the North Side, West End and East End neighborhoods of the City.  The tour seeks to educate visitors about keeping hens and delight them with garden ideas and backyard sustainability projects.  Open to adults and children, the tour showcases various styles of chicken coops and breeds.  Urban chicken farmers will be on hand at each location to discuss the how-to’s of urban chicken keeping.  There will be opportunities to photograph and get to know the chickens up close and personal.  A wide-variety of coop styles, as well as the surrounding backyard gardens, makes the tour interesting and fun for the whole family! A guided East End Bike Tour is available beginning at 9:15 a.m. at Animal Nature in Regent Square.


Tickets for the tour are $10 – kids are free! A ticket purchase gets you a tour booklet, a map with directions to each participating coop on the tour and an officialChicks-in-the-Hood collectible pin!   All proceeds from ticket sale will be donated to Just Harvest  www.justharvest.org   

Tickets will be available the day of the tour at (1) The Quiet Storm   www.qspgh.com at 5430 Penn Avenue in Friendship/Garfield;  (2) Tazza D’Oro www.tazzadoro.com at 1125 North Highland Avenue in Highland Park; (3) Animal Nature  www.animalnature.net  at 7610 Forbes Avenue in Regent Square;  (4)Thompson 0.08 Acres at 1240 Resaca Place, Pittsburgh  15212; and  (5) Choderwood at 7665 Lock Way West, Pittsburgh 15206, located at the Highland Park Dam at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Allegheny River Boulevard.  Questions?  Contact Jody via email noblechoder@aol.com.




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