Chicken Resources

Are you allowed to have chickens?


• (ordinances page)

The 7 False Myths About Urban Chickens – Patricia Foreman


• Classes: Homestead Atlanta offers a variety of chicken classes, including Chickens are Easy! , Chicken Coop Design and Chickens

• Atlanta Backyard Poultry Meetup Group: Monthly meetups across the Metro area for people with backyard flocks. “ITP” group led by Coop Tour Chair Anne-Marie Anderson, meets 2nd Saturday of every other month, 3-4:30pm. Good online discussion boards, including chicken ordinances.

• Conyers Backyard Poultry Club: Vibrant monthly gatherings to encourage poultry awareness in the community. Open to new and experienced chicken owners across the Metro area, 1st Sunday of each month at 4pm.

Avian Veterinarians

• Nathan’s Ark Mobile Veterinarian, Dr Carol Tobias,, 404-218-2776. Home or office visits.

• For Pet’s Sake: 3761 N Druid Hills Rd, Decatur 30033, 404-248-8977

• All Creatures Animal Hospital: Dr Karolyn Akins, 2428-C Mt. Vernon Road, Dunwoody 30338, 770-393-3400

• Briarcliff Animal Hospital: Dr Shannon Turner, 1850 Johnson Road, NE, Atlanta 30306, 404-885-9704

• Telephone/online: Peter Brown, “The Chicken Doctor“,

Avian Influenza

On the Web

• Atlanta Backyard Poultry Meetup Group: Monthly meetups across the Metro area for people with backyard flocks. “ITP” group led by Coop Tour Chair Anne-Marie Anderson. Good online discussion boards, including chicken ordinances and classifieds.

• Facebook groups:

  • Atlanta Backyard Chickens: Chickens for sale/swap and other chicken news in the Metro area
  • Georgia Chickens: Chickens for sale/swap and other chicken news outside the Metro area

• www.backyardchickens.comHow to raise and keep chickens healthy.


• Keep Chickens! Tending Small Flocks in Cities, Suburbs, and Other Small Spaces, Barbara Kilarski (Storey, 2003)

• City Chicks, Patricia Foreman Good Earth Publications, 2010)

• Chickens in Your Backyard: A Beginner’s Guide, Gail and Rick Luttman (Rodale, 1976)

• Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, Gail Damerow (Storey, 1995) and The Chicken Health Handbook (Storey, 1994)

• The Small Scale Poultry Flock: Harvey Ussery (Chelsea Green, 2011)

Local chick/feed sources

• Intown ACE Hardware: 1404 Scott Boulevard, Decatur 30030, 404-378-6006. Feed and chick supplies

• Intown ACE Hardware: 854 N. Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta 30306, 404-874-5619. Feed and their own chicken coop!

• Corinna’s Corner: 722 W. College Ave., Decatur 30030, 404-687-8001. Feed, treats and accessories

• Intown Healthy Hound: 891 Cherokee Avenue, Atlanta 30315, 404-228-3898. Feed & supplies

• Farmer D Organics: 2154 Briarcliff Rd. Atlanta 30329, 404-325-0128 Feed, equipment and woodenware to order, chicks in early Spring

• Golden Farms: P.O. Box 94, Statham, GA 30666, 770-906-6510. Chicks & feed, drop-offs in Atlanta

• Hunter’s Hatchery: Blairsville, GA 30512, 706-897-1393. Chicks & fertilized eggs

• Kirkwood Feed & Seed Pet Supplies: 1998 Hosea Williams Drive, Atlanta 30317, 404-378-2829. Feed & supplies

• CityChick Atlanta: Chicken and coop rentals, feed and supplies

• Moore Farms City Chicks Program: Moore Farms City Chicks Program Chicks and guaranteed rooster return program

• The Stock Market: 4479 Highway 20 SE, Conyers, GA 30317, 770-483-8620. Chicks, feed, supplies, coops

• Rucker Horse and Pet: 3540 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming, 770-844-7275. Chicks in spring, “chick kit”

• Standard Feed and Seed: 2339-R Brannen Rd, Atlanta 30316, 404-241-6922 (South access road off I-20 at Gresham Road). Feed & supplies, chicks in spring

• Tractor Supply Company: 1565 Highway 81 E, McDonough 30252, 770-914-2500. Feed, supplies, chicks and swaps

Online chick sources

• order as few as three chicks, wide selection of breeds. Lots of care and other background information

Chick sitters

• Zeigler Homestead Services,

Coops, predator proofing