We are celebrating the 13th annual Twin Cities Coop Tour, a self-guided tour of chicken coops in the greater metro area. This annual tradition was started in 2006 by Al Bourgeois, a long-time chicken-keeper and poultry enthusiast, as a great way to meet other chicken-keeping neighbors and learn how they make it work.

​​This is a FREE self-guided tour. You don't need to sign up to go on the tour, just visit any or all of the coops listed on the map.  Printable PDF Maps will be available online a few days before the tour and maps will also be available to pick up at Egg|Plant. Share your photos and experiences with #twincitiescooptour on Instagram and Facebook!

Each year there is a t-shirt design contest for the latest coop tour t-shirt and this years winning design is by Dee Gieser. 

Dee is a Twin Cities freelance graphic designer. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, gardening, and maybe a glass of rosé in her backyard. This t-shirt design is dedicated to her sister Cathy, aka “Chicken Mom Extraordinaire”. Dee lives in Saint Paul with her husband, Paul and her cats Lupi and Kodiak.

The 13th annual

2018 Twin Cities Coop Tour

Saturday, September 15th

10 am to 4 pm

Tour Map


It is a FREE, self-guided tour where you can visit coops and talk chickens with your neighbors all over the Twin Cities.

Thanks to the volunteers who generously open their yards and lives to share their chicken-keeping experience.