Feed & Supplies
Sources Near Chicago
May carry some or all of common items needed by poultry keepers; call first to make sure they have what you need!
Belmont Feed & Seed
3036 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Chicken feeds in organic and non-organic including chicken starter, and grower along with layer in pellet form, mini pellet, mash, and crumble. They have scratch, cracked corn, and other regular feeds and treats as well. They also carry oyster shells, grits, minerals, supplements, heat lamps, bales of straw, feeders and watering founts. Seasonally, they sell most breeds of live baby chicks along with ducks, geese, turkeys, and quail.
Christy Webber Farm & Garden Center
2200 W Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60612
Organic chicken feed, coops, and feeding supplies.
The Butcher and Larder
1026 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642
Hours: Mon 10am-7pm, Tue Closed, Wed-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Animal Feeds & Needs
401 W. Golf Rd. Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm
1985 North 3609th Road, Ottawa, IL 61350
Delivery Schedule: http://www.cedarvalleysustainable.com/deliveryschedule.html
The Feed Store
5408 South Harlem Avenue, Summit Argo, IL 60501
Chicks, fancy chickens, and feed, including organic layer mash (rather than crumbles.) They have 50 pound bags and also let you scoop your own if you don't want that much.
Hours: Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-2pm
Green Home Experts
811 South Boulevard, Oak Park, IL 60302
Carry organic, soy-free chick starter, layer feed, and oyster grit. Also: double wall founts, heat lamps, lights, pine shavings.
Store Hours: Mon-Thu 10am-7pm, Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-2pm
Scratch ‘n Sniff
Marion, Oak Park, IL 60301
Store Hours: Mon Closed, Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12pm-4pm
John & Molly Breslin
1700 Champlain Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
Contact for farm address
Ted’s Organic Grains (Kaneville)
2S164 Merrill Rd, Kaneville, IL 60144
Country Life Natural Foods
641 52nd Street, Pullman, MI 49450
Delivery Schedule: http://www.clnf.org/Templates/deliveryschedule.html
Terms & Conditions: http://www.clnf.org/static.asp?htmltemplate=terms.html
Azure Standard Route
79709 Dufur Valley Road, Dufur, OR 97021
Ordering Information: http://www.azurestandard.com/web-tips
Schedule of Deliveries: http://www.azurestandard.com/drops/schedule
Greg & Ginger Rosenquist
26745 E 2900 N Rd, Dwight, IL 60420
John & Connie Caveny
1999 N 935 East Road, Monticello, IL 61856
Pickup Locations: http://www.cavenyfarm.com/pickup.php
5795 Scottdale Rd, St. Joseph, MI 49085
Pick Up Locations: http://cdfamilyfarms.com/purchase/#pickup
Ted’s Feed Store
17950 Burnham Avenue, Lansing, IL 60438
Store Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 8am-6pm, Sun Closed
Bob’s Salt and Feed
126 Wood Street, West Chicago, IL 60185
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun Closed
Chicago Pet Direct - SADLY, THIS BUSINESS (WAS ALSO BACKYARD CHICKEN RUN) IS CLOSED.
Home Delivery service for organic layer feed, straw, scratch, grit, dog/cat food, and more.
Delivery Information: http://backyardchickenrun.com/delivery-information-milwaukee-chicago-pet-food-direct-to-home-delivery
University of Illinois Marketmaker
Gina Backes & Darlene Knipe
Store Hours: Mon Closed, Tue-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-3pm
Nature's Hatchery - http://www.natureshatchery.com. Located in Naperville, IL and will allow local pick up on hatch day. They will also ship you a minimum of three birds - though it charges a premium per bird on small orders. They sell many heritage breeds, from March through September.
Meyer Hatchery (OH) - http://www.meyerhatchery.com/
Freedom Organix, Harvard IL - 847-910-1160, Sell fertile eggs for hatching in the spring. Will ship USPS. Variety of chicken breeds.
Abendroth Hatchery (WI) - Sell variety of chicks via mail. Also sell adult ready-to-lay hens.
Capital Dog Food Products, 17500 Cicero Ave, Country Club Hills, IL 60478. 708-794-4643. Cracked corn in bulk, other supplies for wild and caged birds. http://storefront.dexonline.com/capital-dog-food-prdts
Frank Organic Feed and Supplies, 121 W Candise St, Jefferson, WI 53549-1101. 920-674-5730. Will ship feed.
Martin Minerals, PO Box 605, Lena, IL 61048. Doug Martin 800-869-7395, 815-369-2333 (warehouse), 815-369-4284 (home). Supplies AOLC and many CRAFT farmers with feed.
Harvard Egg, Feed, and Produce 17205 McGuire Rd, Harvard IL 60033 815-943-4837. Carry certified organic feed from Cashton Feed. Also carries all-natural feed with no animal additives, chick starter, oyster shell, granite. Also sells a variety of chick breeds in spring/summer.
Farm and Fleet, Woodstock IL - Carries feed and supplies for chickens, including heated waterers, feeders, etc. Also carries medications and electrolytes for poultry. In spring carries a selection of chicks so that you can buy only 1 or 2.
Tractor Supply Co., Harvard IL - Opened February 2009 - Carries feed and supplies for chickens. In spring carries a selection of chicks so you can buy only 1 or 2.
Water for Chickens
ATTRA article about equipment for chickens -- extensive sections on Waterers, Feeders, Fences, Nest boxes, and related topics.
Build your own automatic chicken waterer: http://farmfolly.com/2010/09/building-an-automatic-chicken-waterer/
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