May 20, 2017 | Wake County Backyards

Thanks to you, Tour d' Coop 2016 raised more than $26,000 for our friends in need and was widely attended by more than 1,000 people!

Tour D’Coop began in 2005 as a way for a few neighbors to show off their hens and coops, while highlighting the benefits of urban farming and backyard poultry. Today, Tour d’Coop has grown into a one-day garden tour that encompasses more than 20 coops and attracts hundreds of visitors.

Highlights of this family-friendly event include:

  • Super Sites featuring food trucks, animal demonstrations, and live music from around the Triangle
  • A self-guided eco-friendly bike route through downtown Raleigh coop sites
  • A Hive Hike, which showcases homes with active bee hives for tour attendees
  • A designer coop raffle offering the chance to win your very own coop!
  • Tour Tickets

    Advance tickets are $10 per individual or $20 per carload. Purchase your advance ticket at

    Day-of Tickets may be purchased for $12 per individual or $25 per carload at the following locations:

  • Ace Hardware Seaboard Station
  • Oak City Cycling
  • Whole Foods Cary, North Raleigh, Raleigh

  • To protect the privacy of coop owners, advance tickets will not be released until 4pm the day before the Tour.

    Win a Custom Built Coop!

    You could win a custom coop built by the generous Curtiss Coops and Yardbarns! This $1,000 value could be yours! Swing by our Supersite location to check out a sample version of the coop you could win.

  • Raffle tickets are just $5 for one or 5 for $20!
  • Tickets can be purchased the day-of the Tour at any ticket location or at the Supersite location
  • Thank You 2017 Sponsors!

    TDC High Res Chicken

    Thank You In-Kind Sponsors!

    Questions, comments, or concerns about the Tour?

  • Sponsorship, ticket sales, or general event logistics: Jordan Hewitt, Development Associate (919) 256-2187 or
  • Coop hosting and animal practices: M’Liss Koopman, Tour D’ Coop Chair