Where Can I Buy Baby Chickens?

| 6/2/2008 12:00:00 AM

Tags: mail-order chicks, baby chickens, mail order hatcheries, buying chickens,

Where can I buy baby chickens?

R. Funkett
Winchester, Kansas

Most farm supply stores carry chicks in the spring, and sometimes they can even special order whatever breed you want. Or for a much wider selection (available in summer and fall too), you can order chicks from a mail-order hatchery. When chicks hatch, they have enough food reserves left from the egg that they do not have to eat or drink for several days. This makes it possible for hatcheries to ship day-old chicks in the mail. When the chicks arrive at the post office, someone there will call you to come pick them up. It's great fun, because the loud peeping of the chicks causes everyone nearby to smile as you carry them out.

— Cheryl Long, editor in chief, MOTHER EARTH NEWS

7/22/2013 5:03:39 PM

One of the larges and highest ranked poultry hatcheries in the United States.

Cackle Hatchery


Jeffery Ball
1/7/2013 6:49:49 PM

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Visit The Poultry Hatchery: Buy Day Old: Chicks, Ducks, Turkeys, Phesants, Chukar & More!.

3/31/2011 5:19:30 AM

i would like to start growing chickens and selling them the only thing is that i do not know who to buy from and sell them to once they are fully grown

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