From Monument to Manitou Springs, about 15 poultry owners opened their coops to the public on Saturday and Sunday for a Parades of Homes of sorts.
Coops varied from small and cute to grandiose and McMansion-esque. There even was a mobile chicken coop at A Joyful Noise Farm in Black Forest. The design helps with the natural vegetative cycle of the farm, which, in addition to 150 chickens, also has a cow, pigs and goats.
The farm of The Goat Cheese Lady, also known as Lindsey Aparicio and her husband Herbert, was another great example of what can be done in your own back yard. Located in Colorado Springs, the expansive spread enables the chickens to roam free, amongst the goats and bunnies.
Want to learn about backyard chicken rearing? A workshop is set for this weekend. Here are the details: