2014 Coops

Attention Raleigh & Cary chicken keepers

We are now accepting applications from Raleigh & Cary chicken owners who wish to be a stop on the 2015 Tour D'Coop on May 16. Homes within the entire City of Raleigh and Town of Cary will be considered for inclusion this year. Applications are due no later than February 15. Please fill out the online application and include 3 digital photographs of your coop.

Tickets are on sale now for the 2015 tour. Stay tuned for more information.

The 2015 Tour D'Coop will be on Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This unique "Parade of Combs" features hens and coops tucked into the gardens of your friends and neighbors. All tour proceeds benefit Urban Ministries of Wake County.

The Tour D'Coop is a one-day garden tour in Raleigh, North Carolina, that seeks to educate visitors about keeping hens and delight them with garden ideas and inspiration. Open to adults and children, the tour showcases various hen houses and breeds. Coop owners are on hand at each location to discuss the how-tos of chicken keeping and there are opportunities for photographing and getting to know the chickens. The wide variety of coop styles as well as the surrounding back yard gardens make the tour interesting for the whole family.

Please leave pets and companion animals at home; many hens are not accustomed to dogs.

We encourage tour participants to bring a city map if they do not own a GPS system. The tour tickets only provide the coops' addresses and basic directions.