Where animal education  and safety are our #1 priority

Cherokee Flats

Rabbits & Poultry 

Show, Pet & Meat
 
Eggs Available All Year.

How did we get to become CHEROKEE FLATS

Cherokee Flats was originally Cody's Rabbit Cave and was started by Cody in 2004 as a 4 H project for McLean County, IL. Since then, we've moved from Bloomington, IL to Rural Farmer City, IL and have added many breeds of rabbits and added poultry. Since Austin was now old enough to show in 4H and Brian and I were wanting to show in ARBA shows, we decided to change the name to Cherokee Flats in 2007. After years of trying to find the breeds we wanted the most, we finally have it down to American Fuzzy Lop, Jersey Wooly, Satin, and Mini Lop. 

Cherokee Flats Family pt 1.

Providing rabbits and poultry to families across Illinois for over 17 years.

Crystal Smith

Owner
American Fuzzy Lop Breeder
Jersey Wooly co-Breeder
Wearer of many hats
Crystal is a Special Issues Managing Editor for The Rhizomatic Revolution Review [20130613] (The R³ Journal). Along with Managing Editor duties, she is part of the Marketing Team, Legal Team for Rhizome Connect, R*Con Lead for Marketplace and many more. She enjoys working on the journal and talking about research and academics with fellow BTS ARMY regarding BTS and what they have brought to the world as far as change, love, life and laughter.
Find them on Twitter & Instagram, @ther3journal

Crystal also runs an event business where she holds VIP events for Kpop fans in the Chicago, IL Metro. From VIP Dinners, to karaoke and more, ARMY 2 ARMY Events brings fans together before, during and after the show. Check us out at www.army2armyevents.com today

Crystal also coaches Autumn's Baseball Team for the Central Illinois Miracle League at the Miracle Field just behind the Corn Crib in Normal IL.

Crystal currently raises American Fuzzy Lops, Co-Breeds Jersey Woolies with her daughter, Autumn and raises Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Quail and chickens.


Her hobbies include traveling, spending time with friends and family, exploring new things, and enjoying nature.

Brian Smith

Co-Owner
Satin Breeder

Brian is a Systems Analyst for STATE FARM INS in Bloomington, IL. 


He breeds and raises the Chocolate & Black Satins here at the farm. 


He enjoys spending time with family and eating anything his wife cooks.


He is also the developer of the Who's Due app on both iOS and Android.

Autumn Smith

Mini Lop Breeder
Jersey Wooly co-Breeder

Autumn is 19 yrs old and LOVES Audrey Hepburn. 

She is a Senior at Blue Ridge High School and can't wait to get back to classes to see her friends, especially her boyfriend. 


She is the Mini Lop girl in this family and loves her loppy eared rabbits. Recently, she started raising Jersey Woolies


Autumn also plays baseball in the Central Illinois Miracle League in Bloomington, IL. She has been part of Miracle League since 2008, when the Central Illinois league was formed. 


She loves school and wants to be a doctor so she can help others like her when she graduates.

Cherokee Flats Family pt. 2

Masters of converting coffee into customer satisfaction

Austin Smith

Poultry King

Austin is 22 yrs old and is a true farm boy thru and thru. He loves being outside with the animals and introducing people to them. 


He loves to educate people on proper care, housing and just random need to know stuff.


Austin recently got a new pet, a ball python named "Greenbean" He is currently about 6 weeks old and less than 12" long. Within the next 3 years, Greenbean will grow to between 4-6 feet long. To help make sure his beautiful snake continues to grow and thrive, Austin has also begun raising African Soft-Furred Rats/Mice (ASF). While they are there to make food for his snake, Austin has given them names. Male: Tatersalad, Females: Mashed Tater, Fried Tater, Sweet Tater and he told me the babies will be known as TATER TOTS (this kid...)


Austin moved into his own apartment in September 2020 and has enjoyed having his own space. While he still visits for mom's food, Austin has enjoyed being able to have a place to call his own. 


Austin is a Diesel Mechanic at Southern Tire Mart at Pilot/Flying J in Bloomington IL. He loves working on the big trucks and getting dirty doesn't bother him AT ALL. 


He enjoys gaming on the PS4 and hanging out with friends. 



Cody Smith

Retired Rabbit Breeder
Cody is 25 years old and is currently working at Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign, IL as a communications specialist. 

He spends his time off playing video games and hanging with friends.

Although Cody no longer raises and shows rabbits, he is still heavily involved with socializing young rabbits.

Megan Dewey

Party Coordinator 
Megan has been part of our family for over 20 years! She helps with planning events, merchandising and socializing babies.

As a former employee at Michael's Craft Store in Bloomington, she's no stranger to working with the general public.

Anytime we do events (birthday parties, anniversary parties, weddings...) she's my right hand woman!!

In August 2022, Megan will be getting married to a wonderful man and we are super excited for her and Robert to begin their journey as a married couple. 

Last updated: November 05, 2019