2014 Twin Cities Chicken Coop Tour

Welcome to the 9th annual, 2014 Twin Cities Coop Tour! Thanks to the volunteers who have generously opened their yards and lives to share their chicken-keeping experiences.

Thanks to all who participated in the tour this year! Have a thought to share? Fill out the feedback survey.

This year's tour is:

Saturday, September 13th
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 Printable Map

2014 Coop Tour Map

 Stop Sign

http://www.eggplantsupply.com/doc/2014_Tour_Stop.pdf

 Feedback Survey

This is a self-guided tour. You don't need to sign up, just visit any or all of the coops listed on this page.

2014 Twin Cities Coop Tour



2014 Twin Cities Coop Tour


Map #
 Name/Address  Description  Image (click for larger view)
 1 Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply
1771 Selby Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104
Once again, Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply is organizing the tour. Stop by Egg|Plant to get a map of the tour stops.
Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply Co.

2
Fred W. Sauer
1838 Laurel Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104
New addition this year is the chunnel (chicken tunnel) to the chicken play land.
Sauer Coop

3
Brian Gallagher and Jessie Payne
1474 Edmund Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104
This is our first year having chickens! They are still "teenagers" and we are learning more and more as time goes on!

We're excited to have people stop by and check out their diggs!

We have 2 Americauna Mixes (Dumpling and Tori) and 2 Australorps (Alfreda and Nugget). They're dual purpose and we're excited for their first eggs soon!

Please stop by around back (In our alleyway). Our coop is the giant blue "garage."

4
Beth & Ray Harmon
1874 Palace Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105
We are still happy with our two girls, Henny and Jenny. Henny's a Goldstar and an egg-laying machine, and Jenny is a Silver-Laced Wyandotte who lays whenever she wants to. Our coop is a cedar-trimmed cottage that was built with Minnesota winters in mind. Even last year's Winter That Wouldn't Die made no mind to the girls. We also have new this year a portable run that has successfully deterred hawks. Please visit us and meet our ranch hand, Nigel, the Aussie Shepherd who helps us keep the girls safe.
Harmon Coop
Harmon Run

5
Mike Guild
5356 Shoreview Ave
Minneapolis 55417

Please come to the backyard via the side gate on the right side of the house.

More than just a place for chickens to live, we designed our coop and run to fit into the layout of our gardens and backyard.

Guild
6
Marcy & Laura Rede
3537 16th Ave S
Minneapolis 55407
This is our 5th coop tour!  We have six pet hens, including a Barred Rock, a California White, an Australorp, a Buff Orpington, and two Araucanas ("Easter Eggers" who lay blue-green eggs). Our coop is a converted rabbit hutch, expanded and winterized to be cozy, with an attached, roofed run for the hens to stay in when they aren't free-ranging in the fenced yard. Our resident "chicken whisperers" are our nine year old son and six year old daughter. Our two big, friendly dogs, a Saint Bernard and a Great Pyrenees, may be acting as greeters, too.  Come on by!
Rede Coop
7
Aimee & Jeremy McAdams
3441 18th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
We have a large hen house and run with 20 chickens - 1 rooster and 19 hens. They are Americauna, Dominique, Light Brahma, and Delaware. They will be 5 months old soon and hopefully laying eggs soon!
McAdams Coop

8
Ruben and Geri Lopez
3302 18th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN    55407
We have a lovely raised coop that is 6x4 feet, is painted and a 12x4
foot run. We have 12 chickens, 2 Jersey Giants, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 1
Ameraucana, 1 Dutch Booted Bantam,1 Golden Laced Wyandotte, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 1 Sumatran, 1 White Leghorn and 2 Old English Bantams.

The girls do a good job keeping the garden free of pests and they still lay great even though most of them are 3 years old.

We look forward to seeing you at our home and coop.forward to seeing you at our home and coop.
Lopez Coop
9
Janelle Hiland
3209 17th Ave South    
Minneapolis MN 55407
The coop was built by reusing a chain-linked dog kennel. We happily home Annie the Leghorn, Dusty and Misty the Silkies and Tiny Tina, the BB Red Old English.
Hiland Coop

10
Shawn and Katie Jensen
1152 Lealand Rd
Maplewood MN 55109
This is are first year with chickens, we have 10 RIR and white rocks. It has been fun designing and building the coop/run.
Jensen Coop

11
Dale Howey
991 Parker Ave
Roseville, MN 55113
Converted tool storage and attached run.
Howey Coop
12
Alicia Schaal
2919 Buchanan St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Enter through the side gate. Will have signs!
Schaal Coop

13
Heidi and Martin Sheeks
3737 Noble Avenue north
Robbinsdale 55422
We converted our old shed into a coop and built a run around it and insulated walls for winter for our girls to keep them warm. 
14Bryan Black
5248 Kentucky Ave N
Crystal, MN 55428
We are very excited to take part in this year's Twin Cities Coop Tour and invite you to stop by. There will also be a tour stop directly across the street.

With a year of research and a newly passed ordinance, we were able to start our backyard flock with four Buff Orpingtons.
The coop was constructed using our repurposed play structure, misc. waste items from my construction sites and less than $100.00 for everything else. It is well insulated with an automatic door, large volume waterer and feeder. We have plans to use an Arduino based controller for the door, heat, ventilation, supplemental lighting, environment monitoring and a camera before the snow flies.
Stop by to share ideas or just have a look.
Black Coop
15
Denise Zerr
5255 Kentucky Ave N
Crystal, MN 55428
New to chickens in 2014. My coop was built with about 80% reclaimed items. My neighbor across the street built the coop for me as well as his own and he is in the coop tour as well. I currently have 3 chickens, one of which is proving to be a Roo! I was given a 90% chance they were hens. Time will tell. We have already had one very close call with a family of 8 Raccoons but the coop is now secure. Future plans include electricity for possible heat, solar light, new roosts and a different ramp. Hoping to have those done by the tour. Excited to meet other Chicken enthusiasts! 
Zerr Coop
16
Lindsey
17315 Co Rd 101 W
Minnetonka, MN 55391
Our home is located on County Road 101, however, come around the back up Bay Street and take a right on to Abel Street and walk down to the "Welcome" sign where our coop is located. It's worth the trip! 
17James and Christine Fischer
1700 Deerwood Dr
Eagan, MN 55122
Our woodland coop for our 5 hens who are just over a year old.
Fischer Coop

18 Wendy Lowen
2717 Westcliffe Drive
Burnsville, MN 55306
4 Hens in a Burnsville back yard. Wichita style coop painted blue with etched glass windows built fall of 2013. 5x10 run with attached 5x4 house built by two and a half people working evenings and weekends in about 6 weeks. Includes 2 nest boxes, electrical and a battery operated light sensing automatic door.
Lowen Coop
 
19
Chris and Colleen Gregg
640 Hidden Valley Ct.
Stillwater, MN 55082
This is our sophomore season with chickens. We have four hens - one each of a Silver Laced Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, Barred Rock, and an Ameraucana. We built our coop and pen so that it connects to our garden shed. We also have a gate so that our hens can free range into our garden.
Gregg Coop