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Belmont Feed and Seed Has Special Breeds


June 19, Chicks @ Belmont Feed & Seed
We have all these breeds on our order:

Black & Buff Silkies, Bantam Partridge Rocks, Bantam Araucana

Contact:

(773) 588-1144

3036 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
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21 June, 2012: Home to Roost Chicken-Keeping Class


Home to Roost has partnered with Dabble to offer a chicken-keeping class in Lincoln Park at Topics on Thursday, June 21, from 6-8 PM. You can sign up on the Dabble site. 

You say you’ve always thought about raising your own coop of chickens. But the laws concerning such things are too complicated and you don’t know where to begin, so you’ve never really given it a try.

We say, bock bock. What are you … chicken?

Keeping a city coop of chickens is legal in Chicago, and lots of do-it-yourselfers are already adding feathered friends to the backyard. This Dabble class is designed for folks who are considering getting chickens, or who just want to know why this urban trend is growing … as well as for those who already have their own birds and who want to learn more. It’s also a good way to introduce city officials to best practices of urban chicken farming. Come learn how to raise chicks, care for adult birds, and keep your neighbors happy!

Prepare to leave armed with information about raising a happy, healthy bunch of chicks and be well on your way to reaping the reward of freshly laid eggs!

New Chicks are at Belmont Feed and Seed!


May 22, Chicks @ Belmont Feed & Seed
We have all these breeds on our order:
-Rhode Island Reds
-Black Astralorps
-Buff Orpingtons
-Araucanas / Americanas
-Barred Rocks
-Silver Laced Wyandottes
-Golden Laced Wyandottes.

Special Breeds & Bantam Chicks have been ordered.
First delivery, June 17-19:
-Buff & Black Silkies
-Araucana Bantams
-Partrige Rock Bantams.
Second Delivery, July 8-10:
-Buff Rocks
-Blue Silkies
-White Polish
-Araucana Bantams
We also still have 3 week old chicks: Rhode Island Reds, Red & Black Stars, New Hampshire Reds, Buff Orpingtons, Black Austrolorps & Barred Rocks. If you want it easy, take the 3 week old and skip use of the light with them.

Contact:

(773) 588-1144

3036 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Garden Designs for the Urban Chicken Farmer


If you’re looking for a resource to help you design a garden that will work well with your hens, Free-Range Chicken Gardens may be a good resource. From the book’s website:

In Free-Range Chicken Gardens, award-winning garden designer Jessi Bloom covers everything a gardener needs to know, including chicken-keeping basics, simple garden plans to get you started, tips on attractive fencing options, the best plants and plants to avoid, and step-by-step instructions for getting your chicken garden up and running. For anyone who wants a fabulous garden where colorful chickens happily roam, this essential handbook is the guide that will bring the dream home to roost.

Enjoy, and happy gardening!

4/12/2012: Chicks are at Belmont Feed and Seed!


We currently have in stock one-week-old sexed chicks:
Araucana/Americana chicks,
Golden Laced Wyandottes
Gray California Leghorns.

3 Araucana/Americana 6 week old pullets & 2 Black Austrolorps that are
now 9 weeks old.

Our next shipment, due to arrive April 24th, will include all sexed:
Barred Rocks
Black Austrolorps
Buff Orpingtons
Isa Browns/Red Stars
Black Sex Links
Rhode Island Red
Silver Laced Wyandottes
Black Jersey Giants (per customer request)

Our BEE KEEPING supplies, including the Bees, keep on streaming in.
Stop in for a look around or to place a special order.

Contact:

(773) 588-1144

3036 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

 

Poultry at Feed Store, Harlem and 55, Summit, IL


As of April 10, 2012,the Feed Store (Harlem and 55) currently has

  • sexed ISA brown and black Australorp pullets
  • straight-run Javas and coturnix quail

Will be getting on 4/20

  • sexed ISA browns, buff Orpingtons, silver-laced Wyandottes, araucanas
  • unsexed bronze and white turkeys
  • mallard, Pekin, and blue Swede ducks

For a link to their location, see the Resources tab.

Chick Stand to Keep Bedding Out of Water/Food


For those of you getting chicks this spring, the chick stand could be a handy solution to the messy problem of chicks dragging poop and bedding into their food and water.

As suggested by Deborah Niemann, author of Homegrown and Handmade, as the birds get larger, people often hang the feeder/waterer or put it on blocks, but the same simple idea could be applied to prevent the birds from soiling their food and water.