The first legal Tour de Coop!!

The Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Associaton and Rolling Spokes Bike Tours are offering the first legal Fort Collins Tour de Coop!! For details and to register, go to:
I'd love to see all of you folks there!

Spring Chick Update

Hailey will be placing her order this week for chicks!  Let her know ASAP if you want to order with her.  Her contact info is in the post below.

Spring Chicks!

Spring is around the corner, and now is a good time to start thinking about getting your chicks!

If you want backyard hens, but don't want to raise your own chicks, there is a woman in Loveland who will order whatever quantity you need and raise them for you until they can live without a heat-lamp.  She has younger children, so these birds are played with and very social.  We got ours from her last year, and plan to do the same again this spring.  She charged us $8 each, and it was worth every penny.

Here is her contact info:
Hailey Peek
970-978-6915 cell

Rocky Mtn Sustainable Living Association - Urban Hen Workshops!

The RMSLA will be holding a series of Backyard Chicken Workshops. The first one is coming up soon!

- Intro to Poultry - Sat. Jan 24, 9 am to 1 pm
- Intro to Poultry - Sun. Feb 22, 12 pm to 4 pm
- Poultry Facilities - Sun. March 15, 9 am to 5 pm
- Intro to Poultry - Sat. April 11, 9 am to 1 pm
- Poultry Facilities - Sun. May 10, 9 am to 5 pm
- Advanced Poultry - Thurs. June 11, 6 pm to 9 pm

For more details, go to the RMSLA's website:

Urban hen classes at Northern Colorado Feeders' Supply!

Northern Colorado Feeders' Supply is holding a Chicken Owners' Workshop on Friday, March 20th at 359 Linden Street. Plans are not firm yet, but so far they plan to "have six booths all telling different parts about chicken living and loving...everything from coops to feed and nutrition, breeds and eggs". Please let me know if you have any suggestions! Send ideas to fortcollinshens(at)

Anyone up for Urban Hen Classes?

Sorry, I've been decompressing since the passage of the ordinance here in Fort Collins.  Now we need to regroup and plan for the spring! I'd like to hear from anyone interested in helping to organize the first in a series of classes for the beginning hen owner.  I was thinking something along the lines of:  Your First Coop:  Making a Cozy Home for the Girls.  Please contact me @ fortcollinshens(at)  I look forward to hearing from you!

Support our friends to the south...

With Fort Collins, Boulder, Loveland, Denver, and Lyons all allowing urban hens, it came as quite a surprise to me to learn that our friends in Longmont are having a harder time getting their city council to make the change.  Please check out to keep tabs on the progress of their efforts to bring urban hens to Longmont.  Please help them out in any way you can.