About Us - Raising Chicken and Birds Resources

About Us

We are proud to offer the largest selection of books, supplies and equipment for the breeding, rearing and management of poultry and small animals available in North America. Our network of hatcheries and breeders offer over 200 breeds and varieties of birds as eggs, chicks or adults. These include:

Stromberg’s can be traced back to 1921, when Ernst and Josephine Stromberg received 100 White Leghorn Chicks to produce extra income on their farm in Iowa. Little did they know that this was the start of their business, in which providing a variety of poultry breeds to their surrounding towns could grow into offering over 200 breeds and varieties of birds to the whole United States.

Their son Loyl ran the business from the 1950’s to the 1980’s, where he also started Stromberg’s Publishing Company. His publishing company has let Loyl author and/or publish fourteen books on poultry, poultry related subjects, and multiple educational bulletins. Loyl & his wife Evelyn moved the business from Fort Dodge, Iowa to Pine River, Minnesota in 1975, with the help of their son Loy and his wife Janet.

Loyl & Janet proudly ran Stromberg’s Chicks & Game Birds from the 1980’s to the 2010’s before handing the business off to their son Eric, completing the fourth generation of Stromberg’s to operate the business.

In 2019, Stromberg’s was acquired by Mann Lake and moved to their headquarters in Hackensack, MN with a newly constructed store and locations throughout the US. From our early days to today, we have been proud to supply birds, supplies, and information at the same standards now as we did in the 1920’s. This all would not have been possible without our loyal customers and fantastic employees!