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   Click on the “Order Form”, below, for available breeds and varieties.

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Order Form

Customer Comments

  • There is no catalog, just this website.  To place an order print the Order Form and fill-in the information requested.  Send the Order Form, with your payment to the address printed near the bottom of it.  The “Price” per chick is listed on the Order Form and Priority Mail shipping is included.  Money Orders and personal checks are accepted – no PayPal or credit/debit cards. 
  • Order early for a limited number of hatches each year.  Chicks are hatched and shipped in February, March, April & May.  Many customers place their orders several months in advance to avoid disappointment. 
  • Chicks are sold as Straight Run (not sexed) only.  The quantity should add up to either 25 or 50 chicks on the Order Form.  A minimum of 25 chicks per box is required to have enough chicks together to provide the warmth needed to keep them safe in the mail.  The single compartment (25 count) shipping boxes are designed for 25 large fowl chicks.  If you order 50 chicks a 50 count box with two compartments will be used.
  • A 25% fee will be charged to all cancelled orders, so please don’t place an order for chicks unless you are sure you want them.  If you can’t accept your order the year it was sent in for, you may move it to the following year.  If your order can’t be filled by the end of our hatching season you will have the option of having your order placed on the next year’s list or given a full refund.   
  • All chicks will receive Marek’s Disease vaccine.  Vaccinated chicks are NOT “carriers”, so yes you can safely mix vaccinated and unvaccinated birds.
  • The total number of chicks per order may be a combination of any of the breeds/varieties offered.  There are only limits on the maximum number of chicks of a variety available per order, so if the limit is 10 of a variety you may order any number of them between 1 and 10.
  • Once your order is received an email will be sent to acknowledge receipt, so please include your email address on the Order Form.  All orders, *except those to Canada & Hawaii, are placed on a waiting list. Incubation is not an exact science and customers should be ready to receive their chicks when enough hatch to fill their order sometime between our first and last hatch of the season.  Please have your brooder ready to plug in.  An email will be sent letting you know your chicks are in the mail once they are on the way. 
  • Orders are filled on a first come basis…but seldom are two orders identical, so some are filled before others depending on what breeds/varieties are ordered, the region in the country they are being shipped to and other factors.
  • Your chicks will be shipped to the post office you want to pick them up at – not your home.  This does not have to be your local post office and driving a little further, to a larger post office, may get your chicks home sooner and healthier.  Chicks are usually shipped on Tuesday afternoons and the post office will call you to pick up your chicks as soon as they arrive.  Please provide two phone numbers on the Order Form, so the post office will have a backup number to contact you.
  • Most chicks arrive in good condition, but early chick mortality is always a possibility. 
  • By law chicks can be sent to most Zip codes in the US only.  There is an extra charge for orders to Hawaii due to that state’s requirement of a special permit.  Canadian customers may have their chicks sent to a US post office near the border and drive over to pick them up there.  There is also an extra charge for Canadian orders to cover the required import papers and other related fees.  The extra charges are listed on the order form.  *Due to import regulations hatch dates will be scheduled for chicks going to Canada & Hawaii. 
  • If enough chicks don’t hatch of a breed and variety that you order, chicks of other varieties of equal or greater value will be substituted (up to 20%) to fill your order.  Please feel free to indicate some of your other choices under the “Comments” section of the Order Form.  Refunds will be made or replacement chicks sent for any chicks substituted (over 20%) at the price per chick. Refunds will be sent after the hatching season is over.
  • Assortment” means you will receive an equal number (approximately) of each of the varieties listed for the assortment.
  • Hatchery Choice” means you choose the breed, but I choose the variety.  This is not the same as an assortment.  One or more varieties may be included of the varieties I breed whether they are listed as available on the Order Form or not.  Hatchery choice orders are generally much easier to fill than orders for specific varieties and get may be filled sooner than many other orders.
  • Surplus” chicks could be any chicks that I hatch.  They may be all bantams, all the same variety, a few of everything, etc.
  • Don’t count your chicks before they hatch literally means guarantees cannot be made.  Decades of selective breeding are behind most of the breeds and varieties offered, but unwanted characteristics may show up.
  • Chick Hatchery reserves the discretionary right to refuse any order.
  • Shipment is based on the ability and willingness of the US post office to accept day-old chicks.
  • Prices, conditions & varieties offered are subject to change without notice. 
  • Please read the FAQ page for more information, before placing an order.
  • Please post your general questions about poultry on one of the many poultry forums.  Some are listed on the Links page.

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