In May, Tour de Coup provides an opportunity for us urbanites to experience raising chickens in the city amidst organic gardens. The Tour de Coup is a fund raiser for Urban Ministries of Wake County. Tipping Paint Gallery decided it would be fun to have a chicken themed show to kick off the event and help raise a little more money. The range of art work makes the exhibition fun to put on. I try to collect images of chickens throughout the year to have entries on hand.
Daisy and I were on one of our neighborhood walks when we stumbled upon these fowl. Raleigh has a lot of urban chicken coops so having chickens in the neighborhood was not a big surprise. The surprise was that they were wandering around in their front yard without any supervision and no fence! These are very friendly birds, they came right up to me. That didn’t seem like such a great idea with all the dogs that go for walks by there. The rooster is quite a show off and has a lovely sounding crow!