Come learn about keeping and raising chickens at Phoenix Tour de Coops 2018, powered by Your Farm Foods. The tour promises interactive examples on how to incorporate chickens into sustainable household garden systems in the greater Northern Phoenix area. This one-day self-guided tour seeks to educate visitors about keeping hens and delight them with garden ideas and inspiration toward sustainable living. The tour provides guidance and inspiration for gardeners of all levels!
At Phoenix’s Tour de Coops you will you have the opportunity to visit four brand new coops to the tour! Each location provides a different chicken experience to Bawk about!
Altogether, you will learn about chicken keeping from egg to hen! Tour hosts will share their experiences with chicken care, coop design, maintaining harmony among the chickens and more. Interesting features on the tour this year include a small family owned farm, water harvesting, an active beehive, greywater systems, rain gardens, composting, how to start and maintain your own garden beds, and a locally owned and operated chicken feed store that will provide you with information about raising chickens!
Phoenix Tour de Coops is a family-fun event that provides an entertaining way to get your friends and family crazy about chickens! It’s a great event to attend if you just want to learn about chickens, thinking about getting some of your own, or if you already have chickens and want to learn more. By the time you go home, you will know how to care for chickens and gardens and you will have access to the resources needed to get you started.
This event is open to all ages, tour-goers check in at Blooming Ranch for access:
-to coop sites
-an Easter Egg Hunt
-Easter pictures with bunnies provided by Verdin Photograph
-giveaways and inflatables presented by 88.7, The Pulse radio station
The tour showcases various hen houses and sustainable gardening practices but please leave pets at home, since some flocks are not accustomed to four-legged visitors.
Oh, and make sure to bring your appetite, The Chicken Coop AZ Food Truck will be at Blooming Ranch serving lunch!
Remember, 100% of the tour proceeds go right back into connecting consumer with farmers through more events and technology!
Tickets for the Tour de Coops on sale now and can be purchased online through Eventbrite.
Adult (ages 13+) ticket price is $18
Children 12 and under are free.
2-pack offer (online only) for $30
what to know:
what to wear/bring
- Please wear shoes that are comfortable for walking around in and stepping in dirt or mud as some farms may have some dirt.
- Please bring water as none will be provided.
- Tour de Coops will be held rain or shine, so dress according to weather.
- Your smile and your friends of all ages!
Purchase your tickets online at Eventbrite.