Welcome!

We are a growing network of backyard poultry enthusiasts in & around Chicago
  • Learning from each other and enjoying the flock of folks keeping chickens, ducks, quails...and more, in the city
  • Promoting and preserving policies that allow backyard poultry and livestock
  • Reaching out and teaching best practices, and dispelling myths
For more info, contact Site & Group Moderator: Martha Boyd, Program Director
Angelic Organics Learning Center's Urban Initiative in Chicago
(chicago - AT - learngrowconnect.org)

Join the ChiChickEns Google group discussion forum. See the RSS feed link (below-right) or go to http://groups.google.com/group/chicago-chicken-enthusiastsSearch past discussion threads by keyword/s.
To join ChiChickEns, please provide: 1) your name, 2) where you live (and your ward if in Chicago), 3) if you have urban livestock, and 4) how you heard about Chi-Chick-Ens.
We're also on Facebook AND Twitter #chicooptour #chichickens

Explore Resources & Links: links to info, sites, workshops & local experts. Also our Backyard Chickens Survey.
Find sources of Feed & Supplies.
Get ideas for Coops & Runs.
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.






The 2016 Windy City Coop Tour is September 17 & 18, 10AM to 2PM each day. More info COMING SOON: See Windy City Coop Tour.
No pre-registration required -- children are welcome but NO DOGS, please.

The 5th Annual Windy City Coop Tour was September 20-21, 2014. 
29 Hosts -- in Chicago, and also Riverside, Blue Island, and even Hammond, Indiana -- shared their coops, flocks, and know-how with Visitors. See the Windy City Coop Tour page for more information.

The 2015 URBAN LIVESTOCK EXPO was on Saturday February 14 from 10AM to 1PM!
Angelic Organics Learning Center, the Chicagoland Chicken Enthusiasts and Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) sponsored the event, which was hosted by the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences at 3857 W 111th Street.
Angelic Organics Learning Center's 
Backyard Chickens workshops:

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