2011 Funky Chicken Coop Tour

Inside Austin's Gardens Tour 

I’m rather excited about this, and hoping I get a chance to go. I’ve been wanting a few chickens for some time now… at least a couple years.


I could use the inspiration in coop design. Currently I’m stuck on how to build an effective coop as inexpensively as possible. I would like to use reclaimed materials For instance, my friend Grog has a bunch of leftover tin roof material he’d give me. In addition, I have raw Eastern Red Cedar posts to add into the finished product… to give it a little more rustic (read: funky) look. Maybe in a few years I could be part of the Funky Chicken Coop tour.

The picture is was taken during a Travis County Master Gardener Association garden tour from a couple years ago. I don’t remember the name of the garden’s owner, but it was in Crestview and the owner also ran a landscaping business. The yard was very impressive. I’ve been borrowing ideas from there ever since.

The coop in the photo is from Cheryl Goveia’s garden. Her blog is at Conscious (Un)gardening.

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