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- 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.
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
- 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.
chicks will receive Marek’s Disease vaccine. Vaccinated chicks are
NOT “carriers”, so yes you can safely mix vaccinated and unvaccinated
- 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.
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
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.
chicks arrive in good condition, but early chick mortality is always a
- 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.
means you will receive an equal number (approximately) of each of the
varieties listed for the assortment.
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.
chicks could be any chicks that I hatch. They may be all bantams,
all the same variety, a few of everything, etc.
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.
Hatchery reserves the discretionary right to refuse any order.
is based on the ability and willingness of the US post office to accept
conditions & varieties offered are subject to change without
read the FAQ page for more information, before
placing an order.
post your general questions about poultry on one of the many poultry
forums. Some are listed on the Links page.