Cooperative Lexington Urban Chicken Keepers (CLUCK) presents the 6th annual showcase of chicken coops, the “6th Street Chicken Chase”, on from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 with an afterparty at Al’s Beer Garden from 4–6 p.m.
Dubbed the “6th Street Chicken Chase” this year’s tour will be walkable and bike-friendly featuring coops along the 6th Street corridor.
“To have so many coops within walking and biking distance, it really made sense to geographically focus the tour this year”, said Travis Robinson, organizer for this year’s tour.
Coop owners will be around to answer questions and talk about their chickens and coop setups. Keeping chickens has been on the rise locally and nationally and the coop tour has become an annual tradition that provides a learning opportunity as well as a time to share knowledge, information
“If you already keep chickens or are just curious about how to do so, the coop tour is the perfect opportunity to learn more from the folks who are already doing it,” Robinson said.
Tickets are $8 for adults, children 12 and under are free and are available at www.seedleaf.org. A portion of ticket sales from the event will help Seedleaf continue to nourish our community by growing and sharing food. A scavenger hunt will provide interactive entertainment with the opportunity to win prizes from local businesses.
The afterparty in Al’s Beer Garden will feature old time music along with opportunities to win prizes.
The Nest: Center for Women, Children, and Families will provide a fun opportunity to win prizes they are dubbing the “Lucky Pluck” – a fundraiser that will help fund their mission of providing a safe place for education, counseling, and support to children and families in crisis. Food and drink from Al’s Bar will be available for purchase and Floyd’s Farm & Home will have a booth setup with live chickens and other goods for sale.
CLUCK promotes responsible urban chicken keeping in Lexington by connecting chicken keepers to the pleasure of keeping their own flocks, educating chicken keepers to maintain healthy flocks, and promoting good relationships with neighbors without flocks so that chicken-keeping can be a healthy and neighborly part of Lexington’s food system.
The coop tour is sponsored by Floyd’s Farm & Home – your source for sustainable living supplies and services – tools you need to raise, grow, harvest, and preserve. Floyd’s offers New Country Organic chicken feed and young chickens to start your flock.