Forget Parade Of Homes-- Try Chicken Coops

Tour Saturday Features 15 Coops

With more people raising their own chickens, the Denver Botanic Gardens is hosting the first-ever Chicken Coop Tour of Denver.

The owners of 15 chicken coops -– in Denver, Edgewater, Englewood, Golden, Lakewood, and Wheat Ridge -– will open the doors to their chicken houses so visitors can learn more about backyard farming.

"These friends of fowl will be available to explain how raising chickens not only provides fresh eggs, but also keeps gardens strong," according to the Botanic Gardens news release. "These experts will share their egg-speriences with chicken care and answer questions on compliance with city ordinances, coop design and more."

The tours are self-guided from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2.

Learn more on the Denver Botanic Gardens website. Tickets are $20 per family or a group of four people.