Archive for April, 2014

Community Queries! River Forest Chix and Oak Parker Looking for Coop

  • Do you live in River Forest and want chickens? Contact reporter Deb Kadin, who is working on a story: deb AT


  • An Oak Park client is looking for a gently used coop: s.raphael AT


New Chicago Feed Supplier on South Side

Animal Krackers Pet Center now carries chicken feed and supplies. 


Animal Krackers Pet Center
3309 W 115th St, Merrionette Park, Illinois 60803
(708) 389-7248

Chicken Missing from Oak Park, IL, Home

Hi, Oak Park readers,

Please keep an eye out for a chicken:

Our chicken got out and we have not seen our Red Jewels since 4/17, Thursday noon. We live around 1100 South block of Grove Ave. Thank you!

If you see her, message me, and I”ll connect you to the owners.


Chickens in Homewood, IL

On April 13, 2014 the Homewood Village Board decided to draft an ordinance to allow chicken keeping.

Home to Roost will be supporting the Homewood chicken keepers with classes. Watch the blog for more info.

Chicken Feed Recall

Purina released a recall on poultry feeds distributed in the Pacific Northwest.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 16, 2014 – The Purina Animal Nutrition LLC feed plant in Portland, Ore., has initiated a limited recall of certain poultry feeds due to the potential for lower-than-expected vitamin and trace mineral levels. The products were distributed to retailers in Oregon and Washington. 


Allstate Insurance and Chickens

Allstate Insurance recently covered Chicago’s urban chicken trend! Check out the article for a great infographic on regulations for local municipalities.