Order tickets now for the Tour D’Coop on Saturday, May 20, 2017
Pre-order your ticket online to get the discounted price of $10 for individuals and $20 for groups, as day-of-tour tickets will be $12 and $25. Make an online donation to Urban Ministries (all major credit cards accepted), and use the emailed PayPal receipt as your admission ticket to visit the coops on May 20, 2017. You also will be emailed the addresses and directions to all the coop locations on the morning of the tour. This email can also be used as a ticket.

Remember, your group only needs one tour ticket! One ticket per individual or carload gets you into all the yards and a wonderful family experience – please give accordingly to your group size to benefit Urban Ministries of Wake County.

Note: Online ticket sales close on Friday, May 19 at 2 p.m. After that, the only way to get a ticket is by going to one of the ticket sites on Saturday of the tour.

Donation level

Tickets with directions to each coop are available from 9:45 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the day of the Tour at sites throughout Raleigh. Day-of-tour tickets are $12 per person or $25 per group/carload. Attendees can purchase their ticket/map, t-shirts, and raffle tickets at any of these sites.

2017 ticket locations:
(tickets only available at these sites on May 20, 2017)
1. Seaboard Ace Hardware- 802 Semart Dr #112
2. Whole Foods Raleigh- 3540 Wade Avenue
3. Whole Foods North Raleigh- 8710 Six Forks Road
4. Whole Foods Cary- 102 New Waverly Place

Use the map to get directions to ticket locations on day of the tour:

Coop Raffle

Curtiss Coops and Yardbarns has once again generously donated a designer chicken coop for this year’s Tour D’Coop raffle.

Tickets may be obtained at tour ticket sites on May 20. Or visit Urban Ministries of Wake County at 1390 Capital Blvd, M-F 9am – 5pm and ask to speak with a member of the development team.

$5 each or five for $20.

A Curtiss Coop will be on display during the tour on May 20 (location TBA).

Chicken with bikeFourth annual Bike Route
Join us for the Tour D’ Coop bike route, a tour of urban chickens and their coops by bike. More information about the bike route will be available in late April or early May.

Tour FAQ

When is the 2017 Tour D’Coop?
The next Tour D’Coop is May 20, 2017. On the tour day, coops are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

Is it possible to receive a map before the day of the tour so I can prepare my itinerary?
Yes, a map with the general coop locations will be available in the spring. Also, each coop will have a description and some photos to help you decide which coops to visit. On the morning of the tour, online ticket holders will receive an email with the exact addresses of each coop. If you do not purchase tickets online, you can get a ticket with coop descriptions & addresses by going to one of our ticket locations and making a donation on the day of the tour.

Do I need to get tickets for each person in my group?
Your group only needs one tour ticket! One ticket per individual or group gets you into all the yards and a wonderful family experience.

How much does the Tour cost?
Please give accordingly to your group size to benefit Urban Ministries of Wake County. We’ve made suggestions for donation amounts in the form above, but also included an “Other” option if you would like to give more.

Where does the Tour begin?
It’s a self-guided tour, so you can start the tour at any of the coops. Keep in mind that you will not have time to visit each coop so plan ahead by reviewing the coop descriptions online.

How long does the tour last?
Coops will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 20. Depending on the locations of the coops you decide to visit, it’s probably realistic to visit 2 or 3 coops per hour – just depends on how long you stay at each coop.

I have a question, who should I contact?
If wanting to make a donation or purchase tickets, please contact Suzanne Regan in Urban Ministries’ Finance Department at 919.256.2171 or

Questions about sponsorship or the events, contact Jordan Hewitt at 919.256.2187 or

You can also contact the Tour through Facebook and Twitter.

For other tour-related questions, contact the Tour at