First Annual Wakeman Town Farm Chicken Coop Tour

CTbites Team

Wakeman Town Farm is giving local backyard chicken fans something to cluck about! Announcing the First Annual Wakeman Town Farm Chicken Coop Tour, in which local chicken coop owners in Westport and lower Weston will open their unique henhouses to the public.

Wakeman Town Farm threw down the gauntlet to local chicken-keeping aficionados. We asked: Who wants bragging rights for building the Hautest Henhouse...the Cadillac of Chicken Shacks...the Coop De Ville? The result is Wakeman Town Farm's First Annual Chicken Coop Tour, Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., a fun-filled afternoon touring approximately 15 chicken coops in Westport and Weston and enjoying a casual After-Tour Sundae back at the farm, with ice cream generously provided by The Farmer's Cow!

"With a resurgence in recreational chicken keeping both nationally and here in Westport, local chicken keepers were excited when we invited them to show off their beautiful backyard coops," said Elizabeth Beller, WTF Chair, keeper of backyard chickens and author of, a backyard chicken-keeping blog. 

How it works:  Starting at 10 a.m., simply stop by Wakeman Town Farm (134 Cross Highway, Westport) and pick up a Tour Map for $10 each (courtesy of My Pet Chicken) for a self-guided Tour with optional Scavenger Hunt. The $10 donation will also get you a snack bag with a Simmons Family Farms Yogurt and Granola Bits & Bites from 'Nothin' But' Premium Snack Bars.

The map will plot your course to view a wide variety of tricked out chicken coops. In many cases, you will get to meet the homeowners, "talk chicken" and see amazing breeds. 

Each Tour Map also serves as your ticket to "C'mon back to the farm!" at noon for an Ice Cream Sundae made with The Farmer's Cow ice cream, using milk and fresh cream from local cows! (Each ticket good for one free ice cream sundae; extra sundaes will be $5 each). Scavenger hunt prizes will be awarded back at the farm as well.

The proceeds from the Tour will be used to support WTF educational programming, so gather the troops and join the fun! At the end of the Tour, you can choose your favorite coop and put an end to the age-old question: Who rules the roost?

Wakeman Town Farm's First Annual Chicken Coop Tour

Wakeman Town Farm, 134 Cross Highway, Westport

Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Admission: $10 per person, includes Tour Map, Snack Pack, Scavenger Hunt Guide and Ticket for Free The Farmer's Cow Ice Cream Sunday Back at the Farm from 12 p.m.-2 p.m.

For more information, call 203-557-9195. RSVP