Spring home tours are the norm for the season, but the Urban Coop Tour is a bird of a completely different feather – namely chickens.

The tour is set for Saturday, May 1, from noon to 5 p.m. and will feature 25 coops all over Atlanta and Decatur. It’s the perfect opportunity to take the entire family and explore the many ways chickens can be kept.

Coop owners will be on hand to answer questions from design details to tending chickens in general.
Hosted by the Oakhurst Community Garden Project, Georgia Organics, and the Atlanta Backyard Poultry Meetup Group, the tour builds on the popularity of the previous two years.  In 2008, 150 people attended the tour followed by 250 in 2009.

Tickets are $15 for Oakhurst Garden, Georgia Organics and Backyard Poultry members. Non-members can get tickets for $25 (or $20 for early birds).

For more information visit www.oakhurstgarden.org or call (678) 642-4977.

– Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.