About Us

Started in 2005 as a way for a few neighbors to show off their hens and coops, the Henside the Beltline Tour D’Coop has grown to a one-day garden tour that encompasses 20 coops and thousands of visitors. The event raises non-perishable food and money for Urban Ministries, a Raleigh-based non-profit that provides essential services to close to 20,000 Triangle residents each year. Coop owners and the tour organizers volunteer their time to promote back yard poultry and urban farming.

For information about the event or to be a VOLUNTEER, contact M’Liss Koopman

For information about keeping chickens, check out our Resources page or contact Bob Davis

Love Chickens? Interested in volunteering or finding out more about being on the Tour D’Coop now or in the future? Fill out our interest form!

Read our coop selection guidelines.