Urban Chickens


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Gardensphere has been your urban chicken expert in Tacoma for the past 10 years.

The Gardensphere staff is happy to walk you what you need to be backyard poultry farmers.  We also carry all of the supplies you will need to establish and maintain your flock. We receive hatches of chicks February through August.  Most chicks are $5.99 per bird, although some of the more rare breeds may cost a few dollars more.

Chicken Purchasing Policy

Chicks are available on a first come, first served basis.  We are unable to “reserve” chicks for customers.  Chicks arrive on Wednesday, but will not be made available for sale until Thursday.  This allows them to recover from their travels.

We have partnered with the City of Tacoma Envirohouse to offer FREE Chickens 101 education classes.  If you would like to learn more about urban chicken keeping consider attending one of these complimentary classes*.

Upcoming Classes:

Visit the Envirohouse Classes Page!

*Classes are free.  EnviroHouse classes require registration due to limited parking.


We currently offer 3 lines of feed:


Modesto Mills

No Soy, GMO free, Organic feed.  Comes pelleted or in crumble form at a great price point for Organics!

  • Layer Crumble 50# – $33.99
  • Layer Pellet 50# – $33.99

Scratch n’ Peck Feeds

A whole grain feed, no soy, that is certified 100% organic and certified GMO free.  This feed is whole grain and the chickens adore it.  The feed can also be fermented.

  • Starter Feed 25# – $29.99
  • Grower Feed 40# – $35.99
  • Naturally Free Layer 40# – $33.99
  • Soy Free Layer 40# – $33.99
  • Three Grain Scratch 25# – $24.99
  • Scratch n’ Corn 25# – $24.99

X-Cel Feeds

Another great pelleted option that is produced right here in Tacoma!  This feed is also available in a crumble form.  X-cel brings us an amazing feed, at the most superior price point.  Although due to the way the ingredients are sourced this feed can’t be certified GMO free.

  • Layer Pellet 50# – $19.99
  • Layer Crumble 50# – $19.99
  • Starter Feed 25# – $19.99


  • White (pine) Shavings – $11.99
  • Straw (picked up) – $14.99
  • Straw (delivered) – $19.99