Preview the 2016 coops
The 2016 Tour D'Coop will be on Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for the tour, and will be available at four ticket sites on June 4.
Highlights of the 2016 tour included:
• 21 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
• A coop raffle, with tickets available at ticket sites on the day of the tour
• T-shirt sales at ticket sites on the day of the tour
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 basic directions.