chicken coops

Funky Chicken Coop Tour

Mar 29, 2013
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How about farm fresh eggs without leaving your yard?

Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., it’s the Funky Chicken Coop Tour, the fifth annual tour of local neighborhood chicken dwellings in Austin.

Photo by Olivia Gordon for KUT News

Which came first: The chicken, or the city code?

The growing popularity of backyard chicken coops in Austin neighborhoods has prompted the City of Austin to release guidelines helping urban chicken owners from running afoul of the law.

It’s a reminder to chicken keepers of city codes restricting where and how owners can plant their coops.