Abendroth Hatchery in Waterloo, WI
Our Fly Babies in Bancroft, WI
Purely Poultry in Fremont, WI
Sunnyside Hatchery in Beaver Dam, WI
Films blog: Read all about the feature film,
Mad City Chickens, in which many Mad City Chickens (and owners) are in.
Backyard Chicken: "We started this site in 1999
to help others find the information they need to raise, keep and
appreciate chickens." This site is a great place to start!
Chicken Breed Chart: This web site has a great
chart to help you select the breeds of chickens that suite your
preferences best. There is an alphabetical list of chicken breeds
where you can find out, for example which breeds are best for backyard
flocks (withstand confinement, calm temperament, easy to handle,
etc.). Also includes links for advice, forums, historic info, health
and disease, genetics, preservation...lots of information here!
Backyard Poultry magazine
My Pet Chicken
has all sorts of chicken supplies, including chicken coop starter
kits (with or without chickens), coop plans, gift shop and so forth.
Backyard Chicken's message
board. See what kind of poultry questions and problems
other chicken people have encountered. Ask your own questions here.
Hatchery if you and your friends are ordering 25 or
more chickens*. This Webster City, Iowa hatchery is the biggest
in the United States that offers the widest variety of poultry breeds
(exotics, layers, bantams...), they also
sell a wide variety of supplies and equipment: nesting boxes, vitamins,
books, shampoos, brooders, etc.
McMurray also has a section
Chicks & Gamebirds Unlimited is a hatchery up in
Minnesota that supplies chicks, eggs, birds, poultry supplies and
equipment, books, and videos, etc.
Hatchery, also in Iowa, offers chicks and poultry supplies
Extension at the University of Wisconsin. Lots of information
from real Poultry Scientists! Subscribe to Hatch.
State's Poultry Extension
Department of Agriculture has information about home
flocks, incubation, poultry management, etc.
like ebay, is a place to bid on items, except here the items are
poultry and poultry related. People buy and sell their birds, other
small animals, and equipment here. Warnings are updated regularly
for Avian flu outbreaks, state regulations,etc., and yes, you should
always read the small print and do background checks on sellers
(available at Eggbid as well). Sue
says: "I got 8 wild turkeys poults from here at a great price,
in great health--I went to Eggbid because I wanted less than the
25 minimum order, and I was having trouble finding this particular
strain anywhere else."
Hill Preservation Center
Heirloom seeds and Poultry. Calamus, Iowa, 52729
"Over 1000 rare and genetic treasures for your selection. Dedicated
tp the preservation of our genetic resources."
designs by S.V. Medaris on merchandise shirts, mugs,
The Poultry Underground
• A Chicken Line
(with chicken quote by Grandma Moses • The Farmer's Wife (from "Three Blind Mice") --all at The Dancing Dog.
The Society for the Preservation of
An organization geared towards the conservation of rare and historic
poultry. If you would like more information on these rare breeds,
or would like to keep a small flock of these wonderful birds please
*Note: Most mail-order hatcheries
have a minimum order policy of 25 chickens.