Tour de Coop Hits Palo Alto

October 22, 2012 | By | Comments (2)
coop de plume

Luxe coops: The Coop de Plume has curtains and a loft with a view. (Photographs by Scott Vanderlip)

You know how we feel about our chickens — it’s poultrypalooza out here.

And, of course, coops gotta have style. But what’s the point of all that style if there’s no one to cluck over it? Enter the Tour de Coop, a self-guided bicycle tour of local chicken coops and gardens (bonus Western cred points for the two-wheel requirement). It’s everywhere: Boise, Boulder, Phoenix, and — this Saturday, the 27th — Palo Alto.

The Palo Alto tour is about 15 miles long and features 11 coops in Silicon Valley. It’s free and flexible, you just need to download the map, grab your bike and go. There’s even a rumor that some stops will have cookies (if you get there in time).

I’ll be taking the tour this weekend so follow us on Twitter (@Westphoria) for updates.

The California Coop

The California Coop is made from recycled wood and built on stilts to keep the chickens safe. 

The rancho adobe

The Rancho Adobo: A redwood coop with a corrugated-metal roof and salvaged iron hardware.


  1. lee and bill greene

    Tnx for the chicken trip..
    It’s a little for for our bike trip…Lakewood, CO. to Palo Alto.
    We do enjoy the pictures and comments..
    Gma and Gpa Greene
    The E on the end of Greene, was because your grt. grt. grandfather wasl caught steeling horses,
    So the designated the E on end of Greene to show it… ha ha

    October 26, 2012 at 8:40 am
  2. M. Suozzo

    It’s not just Palo Alto. Los Altos and Los Altos Hills Coops will be featured.

    October 22, 2012 at 11:16 pm

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