Cooped up in Corvallis is the Edible Corvallis Initiative’s annual self-guided chicken and duck coop tour. Meet and talk with neighbors who are raising chickens in their backyards, see different coop designs, engage children in activities, participate in workshops, learn about breeds, and more! Cooped Up in Corvallis raises funds for SAGE: Starker Arts Garden for Education.


Next Coop Tour – DATE TBA


Volunteer and take the tour for FREE! Help Hen and her chick in front of a white backgroundout for 2-3 hours on the day of the tour, and receive a free ticket to the tour.  Contact for more info.

Thank you to our Coop Tour sponsors!

Habitat Humanity ReStorehen

Robnett’s Hardware

Mosaic Farms

Denson’s Feed and Seed

Garland Nursery



Chicken Breed Resources:


McMurray Hatchery: information on a wide variety of chickens, cost, and availability.

Collection of Articles describing different breeds.

A Breed Selection Tool: fill in the blanks about the egg color, production rate, & docility.


Coop Design Information

Backyard Chicken Coop: site has a variety of coops to purchasecoop3

Supply List and Instructions to build a movable A-frame coop.

Step-by-step instructions how to build a small coop.

YouTube video showing stages of construction of a portable A-frame coop.