Home to Roost Consults to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office

Today Home to Roost, LLC, assisted the Cook County Sheriff’s Office with moving 30 hens into the Cook County Jail. Home to Roost consulted with the Sheriff’s Office to assist in selecting birds, designing a coop, and creating a chicken-keeping program for Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. The lovely chickens and supplies were supplied by Belmont Feed and Seed. 

The goals of the program are

  • Create marketable products (eggs, coops) for CCSO;
  • Provide inmates with marketable skills/experience (animal husbandry, carpentry, management);
  • Provide inmates with discipline, respect for nature;
  • Implement a “green,” ecofriendly program at CCSO; and
  • Integrate with existing gardening program.

Home to Roost is very happy to participate in this project!

9 responses to this post.

  1. Looking good. The hens will be happy there. Thank you, Jen for making this possible.


  2. Posted by Beverly on July 24, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Wow Jen!!! We are so proud of you; what a great job. You just seem to excel in everything that you do. I can just see Pappy with a great big smile on his face and I am sure that he is busting his buttons. The men seem happy in the pictures also. What a bunch of lucky chickens.


  3. Posted by Sherri on July 24, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Amazing. Do you have any details about this project? It would be nice to let people know WHY the sherriff’s department has a chicken coop.


  4. Posted by Jean on July 24, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Looking good. Had a tour of the county jail garden a few years ago… this will be a great addition! Nobody has made a joke about “jail birds” yet?


  5. Have I told you lately that you totally rock!  What a great project. 



  6. Posted by Dave on July 24, 2013 at 10:44 am

    This is awesome!


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