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Chicken coop tour set Saturday

Published 1:02 pm, Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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There is no reason to stayed cooped up inside on Saturday, May 25.

Wakeman Town Farm is offering a one-hour chicken-keeping workshop, followed by a self-guided tour of some of Westport's backyard chicken coops.

The workshop at the farm is planned from 9 to 10 a.m. and will be conducted by Lauren Scheuer, an illustrator for "American Girl" magazine and author of the new novel "Once Upon a Flock," the farm said.

Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing

The self-guided coop tour that follows in a fundraiser for the farm. Tour maps are $10, and the seven Westporters whose backyard coops are part of the tour will be on their properties from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to talk about their flocks and show off their coops, the town farm said.

Maps are $10, and proceeds benefit the town farm.