Mark your calendars: Tour D’Coop is Saturday, May 30, 2020
The Tour D’Coop is Saturday, May 30, 2020, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Advance tickets are on sale now.
Do you have a chicken coop? Do you live in Raleigh or nearby? We want YOU to be a host on Tour D’Coop on May 30. All coop hosts receive 2 free Tour t-shirts, a chicken-friendly goodie bag and a chance to win prizes. Application deadline is April 3, but the earlier you can apply, the better.
More details about the 2020 tour will be available in the spring.
Highlights of the 2019 Tour included:
• Chicken coops throughout Raleigh, including downtown, Midtown, North Raleigh, West Raleigh, South Raleigh, Cary and Apex.
• Food and beverages available at some sites
• Several homes with bee hives as a part of our “Hive Hike”.
• A coop raffle
• T-shirt sales at two coops
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. Urban Ministries serves more than 32,000 neighbors in need each year in its client-choice pantry, clinic, and shelter for women experiencing homelessness.
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.