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The 2014 Tour D'Coop will be on Saturday, May 17. 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 Raleigh. Stay tuned for more information about the 2014 tour. The application for coop owners who want to participate should be available sometime in January.
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.