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About A.B. Hatchery & Garden Center

Know more about the services and offers we have for you. A.B. Hatchery & Garden Center of Bloomington, IL is a family owned and operated business and was founded in the early 1940's. We have all the services from livestock care to complete lawn and gardening services.


You can count on our knowledgeable staff for expert advice. They will help you choose the right feed and gardening supplies. Choose from a wide and unique stock of supplies and products for your lawn, garden and pets.

Originally started as a chick hatchery business, A.B. Hatchery & Garden Center was founded in the early 1940s by Mr. Yale Butler.

Familiar with the business since childhood, Butler’s business hatched and sold baby chicks, as well as sold a full line of poultry and livestock equipment and feed. Homer H. “Mike” McCain began working at A.B. Hatchery on March 9, 1953. He eventually became a partner in the business before purchasing it on July 1, 1961. A family owned and operated business; his sons Jeff and Lynn McCain bought the business from their father on January 1, 1978. “Mike” McCain continued to work as an employee/owner at the hatchery until his death on April 12, 2008.

Learn About Our History and Philosophy

A.B. Hatchery & Garden Center has evolved over the years in order to meet the needs and demands of their customers. As one of Bloomington’s original garden centers, their success has been largely influenced by their expertise within the industry and their commitment to personal service. Experts in providing advice for various lawn, plant and critter problems, the McCains also provide their customers with hard-to-find items, special orders, bulk packages, and will even carry your purchases to your vehicle for you.


Although A.B. Hatchery no longer sells chicks, we offer our clients a wide selection of products to choose from. From pet and livestock feed to all your lawn and gardening needs, including seasonal and decorative items, we offer a comprehensive selection of brand names and products for your convenience. We guarantee that if we don’t have what you are looking for, we can get it for you.

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Get in touch with us today to know more about our frequent buyer club. All bird lovers can join this club and enjoy discounts on bird feed.

Get all your queries resolved by our experts. Count on them to get solutions to all your lawn, garden and critter issues.

Rely on our experience of over 70 years for quality services and supplies.