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Monday, June 17, 2013

Seattle Tilth Chicken Coop Tour!

Seattle Tilth's annual chicken coop and urban farm tour is coming up!  It's on July 13th, from 10-4pm, and this year, they've chosen the top 25 urban farms in the area as the stops on the tour.  One of my favorite garden bloggers is on the tour this year, and she recently opened her own Urban Farm School, so I have to check it out for sure!  (Side note: if you sign up for a gardening class with her anytime this summer, you can bring a friend for free! I'm all over this.)

There will surely be lots of sassy chickens like this on the tour: (I especially like the white one)

As you know, we've been planning to get some chickens for our backyard for over a year.  I'm hoping to get some great ideas (and maybe a kick in the pants) to go forward this fall.

I was originally thinking about something like this, where we could grow edibles on top of it... but I'm not sure if there will be enough sun to keep them going. There are a lot of concerns to consider, in terms of coop placement (i.e. safety, too much/too little heat, etc...) so I'm hoping to get some more ideas!

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