Where animal education  and safety are our #1 priority
Rats, Mice, Rabbits, Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Quail & Turkey
Owned by:
Brian & Crystal Smith
Farmer City, IL   61842
(309) 928-9460

Cherokee Flats

Show, Pet & Meat
 Eggs Available All Year.

2022 Fall Hours
Hours can change as business needs change or if weather and emergencies occur.
Please respect our time as it is valuable and arrive for your scheduled appointment at least 5 mins early

Anyone that is MORE THAN 10 mins late will NOT be allowed to reschedule and ALL money/fees/deposits WILL NOT be refunded. If you must cancel, please give us at least 24 hours notice via PHONE, TEXT or EMAIL.
Exceptions to this include: Car Accidents, Illness, or Family Emergency. 
** ALL hours listed are OFFICE/PHONE HOURS**   
 **All farm visits must make an appointment no less than 48 business hours ahead of time **

Please be aware: during office closures:

Phones will be VOICEMAIL ONLY. 
ALL messages, email, voicemail and postal will be answered in the order they were received AFTER we return from our furlough 
Please be patient and understanding as we receive several calls, messages, email and more daily.

At no time is anyone allowed to just "show up" and expect to purchase any animals we have here. We do not always have stock available and therefore it would be a complete waste of time and even if we had stock, you MUST make arrangements ahead of time

If you show up to our property unannounced, you will be asked to leave and make arrangements to visit at a more desirable time OR find another place to purchase the animals you are looking for.

Please check our website (www.cherokeeflats.com) or our FB page (www.facebook.com/cherokeeflats) for more information.

Thank you again for your understanding.

~Brian & Crystal Smith 


Sunday - CLOSED

Monday - 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Tuesday - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday - 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Thursday - 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Friday - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Pickup by appointment ONLY)

We will be CLOSED on:

September 5 (Labor Day)

September 30 (Family Member Death Anniversary)

Sunday - CLOSED

Monday - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Tuesday - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Thursday - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Friday - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm (pickup by appointment ONLY)

We will be CLOSED on:

October 28-31 (Family Holiday)

Sunday - CLOSED

Monday - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Tuesday - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Thursday - 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Friday - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm (Pickup appointment ONLY)

We will be CLOSED on:

November 24-27 (Thanksgiving)


Rat Breeding Updates!


09/22 - Henrietta had a  litter of 14 (6M, 8F) all Dumbo Rex.

09/22 - Jasmine had a litter of 16 (8M, 8F) all Dumbo

09/23 - Raea had 13 (10M, 3F) all Dumbo Rex

More litters coming with one female still delivering now.

Rabbit Breeding Update!

3 Mini Lop litters due between 10/01 - 10/06

1 New Zealand Litter due 10/01

Poultry Hatching Update!

We have made a Hatching Schedule for the remainder of 2022 into 2023*.

*This schedule is providing weather and animals are cooperative. This schedule can change at ANY time. Please feel free to EMAIL us with any questions.

Please find the file Here (pdf)


Due to peoples lack of respect for our time, ALL animals sold (with exception to feeders) MUST BE PAID FOR IN FULL before an appointment will be made. (However, if you schedule a time to pick up feeders and do not show up, we will require FULL PAYMENT for all future feeder sales.) This includes but is not limited to: Pets, Breeders, Show animals. ALL pets MUST have a purchase agreement ON FILE with us and be paid for BEFORE any further action will be made. This is to help make sure animals are picked up when scheduled and pets will be going to good homes. 

4H, FFA and ARBA members do not need to fill out any agreement unless requested to purchase show or breeding stock.

Tours and education classes are available. 

**All classes must be paid for in advance. We do not offer any refund if you decide to cancel. Refunds are ONLY if we cancel. NO EXCEPTION!**

If you are interested in raising rabbits or poultry for meat to help feed your family, let us know! We will go over all aspects of meat raising and offer a how to class on butchering. 

Tours start at $50.00/family up to 4, additional family member please add $5.00/ea. 

Initial tour will be scheduled separate from butchering how to. 
Since breeding depends a lot on the doe, you could have to wait to do your butchering class up to 12 weeks AFTER initial tour. 

Butchering class is $60/person and is HANDS ON and will include some literature to take home with instructions, tips and tricks, along with our contact information in case you have any further questions.. 

If you have a squeamish stomach, DO NOT ATTEND.

Some important information you should know BEFORE contacting us...

Before you inquire about ANY animal here at the farm, READ THE SALES POLICY

The sales policy is applicable to ALL sides of Cherokee Flats and the farm. This includes but is not limited to: Morningstar Rattery, Cherokee Flats.

This means that the Sales Policy, in whole or part, is in effect for the entire farm. 

Cherokee Flats accepts the following payment methods*
*Personal/Business checks are NOT accepted no exceptions

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This website was last updated on September 9, 2022 by Crystal Rae