Have you decided that it’s finally time to start the backyard chicken flock you’ve always dreamed of? Or, perhaps you want to add some new breeds to your existing flock. If you’re on the lookout for chickens for sale, check out the resources below.
- You can find chickens for sale at your local farm stores each spring. Some stores will even let you order the breeds you want and have the birds shipped directly to your home. See Raising Chickens Grows More Popular as More People Seek Sustainable Food for details of the Chick Days program at Tractor Supply Co. stores.
- For a national list of mail-order poultry hatcheries see our Directory of Hatcheries and Poultry Breeders.
- See our comprehensive Chicken and Egg page for information on the health benefits of free-range eggs, poultry pest patrol, and articles about raising chickens and building coops
- If you want to choose from the wonderful array of heritage chickens, the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy maintains an online directory of breeders offering rare chickens for sale.
- If you need help deciding which breeds you want to get, check out our Pickin’ Chicken Breed Selector app, great for novice and “eggspert” chicken-keepers alike.