After a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic, we’re again hosting the San Antonio Chicken Walk coop tour, April 16, 2022. The self-guided tour will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Olmos Basin Farmers Market, where you can pick up a map and passport. Then proceed to the coops on the tour in any order. Coops will be available for view from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Then join us from 2 to 4 p.m. at Garcia Street Urban Farm, 218 Garcia St., for a party with food, music, and door prizes.

Registration is open on our website, under Resources/Coop Tour. You can preregister and get the map and passport ahead of time, and start anywhere on the route. If you’d like to join the mailing list, send a request to

The inaugural coop tour highlighted our 2017 changes to the livestock ordinance, in which the number of chickens allowed without a permit was raised from 3 to 8. FPCSA worked with Animal Care Services and the San Antonio Backyard Chickens Facebook Group to improve the ordinance. Here’s an  item from KENS-5 TV, helping us recruit coop owners.

Hope to see you on the tour!