Raleigh Holds Annual Backyard Chicken Coops Tour

Chicken connoisseurs in North Carolina's capital city are holding their annual tour of backyard pens, part of a national movement of backyard poultry farming.

Raleigh holds its ninth annual Tour D' Coop event on Saturday. The one-day tour of chicken coops and urban farms collects food and money for Urban Ministries, a non-profit that helps the homeless and hungry.

This self-guided tour provides the opportunity to see over 20 coops, from tiny urban gardens to sprawling suburban lots.

Raleigh was one of more than a dozen U.S. cities that last year staged tours of backyard chicken coops, most of them in the West.


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