I”ve been thinking a lot about chickens lately, because I’m going on a trip where I’m going to see a LOT of them! This reminded me of the Seattle Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour. This annual Seattle event has been hosted by Seattle Tilth since the 1990s! The tour is self-guided , with sites located all around the city, where you can see see simple chicken coops built in an afternoon along with elaborate finely-crafted coops that took weeks of planning and building. Several urban farms also featured miniature goats, ducks, mason bees, honey bees and bunnies.
Each one of the lucky urban farmers we visited were over-the-moon enthusiastic about their chickens (and bees, goats, ducks). And why wouldn’t they be? There is nothing like an egg plucked fresh from the hen’s nest!
I was absolutely amazed with the ingenuity displayed at the coops we visited. Added bonus was the dedication and excitement of the coops “manned” by kids. It was heartwarming. They were really into their chickens!
Here are a few pictures from the tour:
A girl and her hen
Yellow Chicken coop with metal roof
Eggs from Lucy and Augustine
Double decker chicken coop
Chicken Radio Flyer
Home sweet chicken coop
Chicken house trompe l’oeil
Miniature chicken paintings in a chicken coop
Amazing chicken coop
Take the road less traveled, Beth