Chicago Chicken Enthusiasts

A growing network of backyard poultry enthusiasts in & around Chicago

  • Learning from and enjoying the flock of folks keeping urban poultry and other livestock

  • Recommending and modeling good methods while dispelling mis-information

  • Promoting and preserving policies that support people keeping backyard livestock and growing their own food

For more info, contact Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA)

Want to talk all things urban chickens? Join the ChiChickEns Google group discussion forum and connect with other Chicagoland Chicken Enthusiasts.

To join ChiChickEns, provide: 1) your name, 2) your location (and ward if in Chicago), 3) if you have urban livestock, and 4) how you heard about ChiChickEns.

More Resources:

Like our Facebook page, Chicagoland Chicken Enthusiasts, for news, updates and more resources.

Explore Resources & Links: info, sites, worksho & local experts.

Take the ChiChickEns Backyard Chickens Survey.

Get ideas for Coops & Runs.

Find sources of Feed & Supplies.

Learn more about Eggs and about End of Life issues for backyard chickens.

Access chicken Policies in Chicagoland and other cities, with info for neighbors & local decisionmakers.

2021 Tour Dates September 25 & 26!

A self-guided tour showcasing a spectrum of backyard sustainability, from livestock to intensive food production and more!


See: Windy City Coop Tour (and share our Facebook event to help promote the Tour!)


Angelic Organics Learning Center and the Chicagoland Chicken Enthusiasts launched this FREE event in 2013, now organized by the Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) as its Winter Gathering. The Expo takes place each year in February. Check back for more information on the 2021 Urban Livestock Expo.