Hello chicken lovers! Welcome to the Poulet Rouge, Boulder’s own first Peep Show and Eggery (eggs not for sale).
I have been keeping chickens for over three years in a co-op with my wonderful neighbors.
The “working girls” as I like to call them live in a deluxe coop in my neighbor’s yard where we collectively care for our lovely layers.
I didn’t know a thing about Silkie chickens when we set out to raise our first flock but were given three chicks in our first batch of day-olds.
They grew up to be so fucking cute that I simply had to show them off to the world.
I made this chicken tractor, AKA the Coop Du Jour, to give the little ladies a change of scenery from the permanent coop.
They quickly became a neighborhood sensation with pre-schools, parents, and visitors stopping by to check out the girls.
The CDJ was a lovely little coop but far from predator proof which meant I had to move the ladies to and from their permanent coop each morning and night. As a result, it didn’t happen as often as it should.
After three years I decided to upgrade the CDJ into what is now known as the Poulet Rouge.
You can visit the Poulet Rouge on 17th and Pine Street (on the 17th), take a load off and enjoy a book from our Little Free Library.
If you take a picture you would like posted on this site, just hashtag it #thepouletrouge and I’ll mine Instagram for photos.
Have a beautiful day.