City Chicken Coop Tour this weekend

Curious about raising urban chickens? Check out local poultry palaces on the self-guided Tilth City Chicken Coop Tour this Saturday. Two Ballard homes are part of the tour with 11 others in north Seattle and 14 more throughout Seattle.

The two stops in Ballard have some pretty unique features and they’re not just about chickens, Elaine Boyd with Tilth tells us. One includes a coop on wheels making it a mobile coop, which is also elevated for easy access. The hen house at the other stop collects filtered rain water for the chickens and the coop has a solar night light. There are also two baby goats born in May.

What: Seattle Tilth’s City Chicken Coop Tour
When: Saturday, July 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: At various locations all over Seattle
Cost: $25 for Seattle Tilth members, $30 for non-members. Each ticket allows a family or 4 individuals to participate. Tickets available here.


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pattr
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pattr

Like we dont have a big enough rodent problem already! Chicken coops are rat magnets.

gurple
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gurple

“We” have a rodent problem?

Brad
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Brad

Yeah, well so are people with bird feeders. Leave food out and it will get eaten. It’s all how you build your coop.

Marie
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Marie

Yup, you are right. Chickens are rat magnets. Well, so are restaurants. Let’s ban all restaurants too!

asdfghj
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asdfghj

Glad to see the city continues to focus their attention on the most critical issues facing Seattle. Escalating violent crime, traffic, crumbling infrastructure, etc., etc. – that stuff is all on the back burner! But what this city really needs is more chickens – THAT, the city will make a priority. Thanks, McGinn, you’re a genius!

shabadoo
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shabadoo

@5 – Seattle Tilth is a nonprofit organization, not a part of the city.

But don’t let that get in the way of an angry rant.

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Glad to see the city continues to focus their attention on the most critical issues facing Seattle.

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