Flock

 

 

Friends of the Flock

Hi! We are the hens of the Golden History Park. Some people say we are the most famous residents in Golden! Each year more than 100,000 visitors stop by our coop to say hello and give us a treat. Our coop is both beautiful and historic. Did you know it is over 100 years old?

You might notice that we hens look a little different—dare we say, more beautiful—than most chickens. That’s because we are heirloom or heritage breeds. Heritage breed animals are descended from some of the earliest types of livestock brought to the New World by European settlers. Long ago, people preferred our breeds because we are hearty, thrive outdoors, and can live to be 5-7 years old!

As Americans turned to grocery stores for eggs and meat in the 1900s, farmers began breeding birds that were bigger and matured faster. People rather forgot about us. But, as backyard coops and locally grown food has become more popular, people are rediscovering heritage breeds. 

Come visit us—we love the attention! We’re out every day from around sunup to sunset, depending on when our volunteers unlock the door.

Did you know you can help support us in another way? Be a Friend of the Flock! Friends help buy our feed, keep us well, supply our nesting materials and even repair our beautiful coop!

As a Friend of the Flock, you and your family will also receive other fun benefits like:

  • Special coop tours and private feeding times
  • Visits with our new spring chicks!
  • Newsletter with updates on all of our latest Coop News!
  • Unique opportunities to volunteer and help

Upcoming Events

Mar
27
Wed
Meet the Chicks! @ Golden History Museum
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Meet the Chicks!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 9 – 10 am

Look who’s hatched! Meet our new spring chicks at this exclusive event!

Join us for a fun morning greeting our fuzzy newcomers at the Golden History Museum. Make fun spring crafts, play games, enjoy some morning treats, and even get your photo taken holding a History Park Hen!

Household level members and higher only. (Join now.)

FREE, but space is limited. Registration required.

Apr
13
Sat
Egg Coloring with Natural Dyes @ Golden History Museum
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Egg Coloring with Natural Dyes

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10 – 11 am

Make colorful Easter Eggs using natural dyes from garden plants and vegetables!

FREE to museum members at the Household level and above. (Join now.)

Space is limited. Registration required.

 

Apr
26
Fri
Story Time with the Hens 1 @ Golden History Park
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Story Time with the Hens

Friday, April 26, 2019, 10 am

Join us for 30 minutes of fun stories on the homestead as we read aloud with the chickens!

Meet at Golden History Park’s chicken coop.

FREE for ALL Friends of the Flock (any GHM&P membership level)

Join now.

May
24
Fri
Story Time with the Hens 2 @ Golden History Park
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Story Time with the Hens

Friday, May 24, 2019, 10 am

Join us for 30 minutes of fun stories on the homestead as we read aloud with the chickens!

Meet at Golden History Park’s chicken coop.

FREE for ALL Friends of the Flock (any GHM&P membership level)

Join now.

Jun
14
Fri
Coop and Hive Tour @ Golden History Park
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Coop and Hive Tour

Friday, June 14, 2019, 10 am

We invite you to a special behind-the-scenes tour of our chickens’ historic home. You’ll also take a close
look at the bee yard to see what’s happening at the hives. 

Meet at Golden History Park’s chicken coop.

FREE to museum members at the Household level and above. (Join now.)

Space is limited. Registration required.

 

Jun
28
Fri
Story Time with the Hens 3 @ Golden History Park
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Story Time with the Hens

Friday, June 28, 2019, 10 am

Join us for 30 minutes of fun stories on the homestead as we read aloud with the chickens!

Meet at Golden History Park’s chicken coop.

FREE for ALL Friends of the Flock (any GHM&P membership level)

Join now.

Jul
13
Sat
Crafts at the Coop 1 @ Golden History Park
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Crafts at the Coop

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 10 am

Come hear about what’s buzzing with our bees at Golden History Park. Bring the whole family to make your own bee to take home. 

Meet at Golden History Park’s chicken coop.

Free for ALL Friends of the Flock (any GHM&P membership level).

Space is limited. Registration required.

Click the green ticket icon to go to Eventbrite for free registration.

Aug
17
Sat
Crafts at the Coop 2 @ Golden History Park
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Crafts at the Coop

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 10 am

Ever wonder what our History Park chickens are up to? Come pay them a visit while you create your own chick to take home! 

Meet at Golden History Park’s chicken coop.

Free for ALL Friends of the Flock (any GHM&P membership level).

Space is limited. Registration required.

Click the green ticket icon to go to Eventbrite for free registration.

 

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