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October 3, 2010: Hen-apalooza Chicagoland Chicken Coop Tour


Are you thinking about raising chickens but wonder what it’s like to do so in an urban or suburban area? Or are you already raising chickens and wonder how others are doing it? Or are you just interested in taking a fun tour through the Chicago area?

On Sunday, October 3rd, 2010—rain or shine—the first annual Hen-apalooza Chicagoland Chicken Coop Tour will take place at 15 locations throughout the area. Hen-apalooza will be a self-guided tour, so visit as few or as many local chicken-keepers and their fowl friends as you like. A map of tour locations is available at http://tiny.cc/8630w.

Home to Roost urban chicken consultant Jennifer Murtoff will be on hand at 2 PM at the Logan Square Co-op (1936 Sawyer Ave.) to talk about her experience and services. She’s also give some quick tips, a “six-point inspection” to assess the health of a chicken.

For more information and a Hen-apalooza Passport to track your tour progress, please see http://tiny.cc/hen-apalooza or the Chicago Chicken Enthusiasts Google Group at  groups.google.com/group/chicago-chicken-enthusiasts.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs or other pets please. Street parking available at each location. Please consider biking or using public transportation.

Hen-apalooza Chicagoland Chicken Coop Tour is presented by the Chicago Chicken Enthusiasts (groups.google.com/group/chicago-chicken-enthusiasts) and generously supported by Angelic Organics Learning Center (learngrowconnect.org), Backyard Chicken Run (backyardchickenrun.com) and DoubleTake Design (doubletakedesign.com).

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Chicago’s Urban Chicken Movement Reaches Michigan Avenue


The urban chicken movement is really picking up speed here in Chicago, and this chic (chick?) new trend has reached trendy and cultured Michigan Avenue: the Chicago Cultural Center at 78 E. Randolph dedicated an exhibit to urban avian agriculture this summer.

There were pictures of Chicago’s feathered residents, a full-size coop, information and resources on raising chickens, and educational displays about hens and eggs. Martha Boyd from Angelic Organics Learning Center was instrumental in creating the exhibit, and chicken owners from around town contributed pictures of their birds and coops.

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