Last year we celebrated the 10th 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. Share your photos and experiences with #twincitiescooptour!
Each year there is a t-shirt design contest for the latest coop tour t-shirt! This 2016 Coop Tour T-shirt contest winning design is by Todd Hannert, inspired by Swedish folk art and printed in a cheery heather blue and yellow. Todd keeps chickens in the Como Park neighborhood of St. Paul, where his favorite breed is the Plymouth Rock; "cold-hardy, heat-tolerant, and fine of feather."
The 11th annual
Saturday, September 17th
10 am to 4 pm
It is a FREE, self-guided tour so you 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.