Get out and do the funky chicken -- or at least talk about a few this Saturday, November 6, at a lively discussion onUrban Poultry
and kick-off event to theTour de Coops 2010
The self-guided tour of the Valley's coolest chicken set-ups, sponsored by the Phoenix Permaculture Guild, will tromp through local coops on Saturday, December 4 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..
More coop and event details after the jump ...
Raising chickens in an urban environment is possible because chickens typically adapt to their environments, according to White. Of course, chickens (like humans) can still have a hard time in the desert, so providing water and shade is key. The gals in White's backyard coop have an added bit of luxury -- an evaporative cooling system.
Event coordinators encourage the public to come armed with fowl questions and to feel free to take their time along the tour in December, as coops will be scattered throughout the Valley.
This Saturday's panel from 7 to 9 p.m. is at ASU Downtown's Phoenix Urban Research Laboratory (PURL), 234 N. Central Ave, and is open and free to the public.
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