Sheared Bliss

Cooped Up
October 4, 2010, 9:22 pm
Filed under: Colorado, Food, Garden, Home | Tags: , , , ,

This past Saturday was the first ever Chicken Coop Tour of Denver hosted by the Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Urban Homesteading.  It was a great idea and very well executed.  Fifteen urban homesteaders around Denver opened their yards to those who are interested in the idea of urban chickens.  It was fascinating to meet the homesteaders and see the wide range of possibilities that fall under the umbrella of urban homesteading – from one small chicken tractor in the front yard to a couple of acres boasting chickens, honeybees, gardens, and orchards.

There were a wide variety of chicken coops:

Housing a wide variety of chickens:

Several of the chicken farmers kept other animals as well:

There were a lot of really amazing gardens too:

I totally want to be a farmer when I grow up!


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Totally awesome! Chicago has a ban on chickens…but Evanston just repealed their ban. Someday I’m gonna live near you and we are gonna have the kick-buttest heirloom gardens!!!

Comment by sarahstephens

Totally! When are you moving out here? We just need to convince the kids next door to sell their house to you so that we can have adjoining back yards with fruit trees.

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