Calling Raleigh area coop owners

Do you have a chicken coop? Do you live in Raleigh or a nearby city? We want YOU to be a host on Tour D Coop on June 2. All coop hosts receive 2 free Tour t-shirts, a chicken-friendly goodie bag and a chance to win a rain water barrel and other prizes. Application deadline is April 15, but the earlier you can apply, the better. Fill out our interest form here.

The Tour D’Coop is Saturday, June 2, 2018, rain or shine. Get your ticket now. More details about the 2018 tour will be available in the spring.

Highlights of the 2017 tour included:
Chicken coops throughout Raleigh, including downtown, North Raleigh, West Raleigh, South Raleigh, Apex and Cary.
• A self-guided eco-friendly bike route through downtown Raleigh coop sites
• Food available at some sites
• Several homes with bee hives as a part of our “Hive Hike”.
• A coop raffle, with tickets available at ticket sites on the day of the tour
• T-shirt sales

About the Tour d’Coop
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 general location.