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Chicken Resources

Are you allowed to have chickens?

• www.municode.com

• www.meetup.com/chickens (ordinances page)

The 7 False Myths About Urban Chickens – Patricia Foreman

Events

• Classes: Homestead Atlanta offers a variety of chicken classes, including Chickens are Easy! , Chicken Coop Design and Chickens 102www.thehomesteadatl.com

• 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. www.meetup.com/chickens

• 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. www.conyersbackyardpoultryclub.com

Avian Veterinarians

• Nathan’s Ark Mobile Veterinarian, Dr Carol Tobias, www.nathansarkmobilevet.comfishvetga@gmail.com, 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“, www.askthechickendoctor.com

Avian Influenza

http://extension.uga.edu/topics/poultry/avian-flu/

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. www.meetup.com/chickens

• 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.

• http://atlantachickenwhisperer.blogspot.com. Andy Schneider is “The Chicken Whisperer,” a local expert.

Books

• 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: www.citychickatl.com. 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: http://www.thestockmarketcountrystore.com/: 4479 Highway 20 SE, Conyers, GA 30317, 770-483-8620. Chicks, feed, supplies, coops

• Rucker Horse and Pet: www.ruckerpet.com: 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

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

Chick sitters

• Zeigler Homestead Services, http://zeiglerhomesteadservices.com/

Coops, predator proofing

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