Poultry In Motion

The backyard chicken coop craze is catching on from Carmel to Irvington. Here is everything you need to know to join the flock.
Feed Store:
The only chicken feed store inside the I-465 loop, Backyard Birds (2374 E. 54th St., 317-255-7333) also hosts classes on raising them.

Required Reading:

Established in 1914, Poultry Press is your go-to source for everything chicken-related. The Connersville-based monthly newsletter features articles on topics ranging from the emotional side of raising poultry to pictures of chicken show winners.

Shady Lane Poultry Farm in Columbus sells day-old chicks, but beware, there is a minimum order of 25. Check out My Pet Chicken for orders as few as three chicks.

Tour de Coops,a self-guided bicycle tour of 12 urban coops in the Broad Ripple, Meridian-Kessler, Rocky Ripple, and Butler-Tarkington neighborhoods from 2 to 5 p.m. on September 18.