Hundreds flock to City Chickens Coop Tour
Date: December 5, 2009
Byline: Lauren Burgoyne
Tucson, AZ (KOLD)- More than 250 Tucsonans flocked to backyards all over town as part of the City Chickens Coop Tour, put on by the Food Conspiracy Co-op. The event is designed to teach people the benefits of raising these back yard birds. But the self guided tour also gives chicken enthusiasts a chance to share ideas while checking out 15 different coops.
Chickens cost are only a few dollars to purchase. The coop can be made with recycled wood but must include a nesting box, a roosting pole and a shelter. Roosters are not allowed to be housed in the city limits and chickens must be kept at least 50 feet away from neighbor's property. But chicken owners say the pay off is huge. Chickens provide free fertilizer, organic eggs and great companionship.
Admission to the tour cost $5 and children were free. More than 12 thousand dollars raised will go directly to the non-profit organization, Watershed Management Group.
To read more about the Food Conspiracy Co-op visit its link!.