Hatcheries Report High Demand for Baby Chicks

Learn What Your Getting Into Before you Buy Chicks

The current crisis has not only caused panic shopping in local retail markets, but also in hatcheries across the nation. Eggs have been either hard to find, or expensive. Before you decide to raise backyard chickens, there are a few many things to consider.

Chickens are a lot of work, and to get started, be aware that it is going to be quite an investment. Chicks are cheap, to raise them isn’t. I’ve done the math, so before you buy those cute fuzzy chicks. This article will help you understand the cost and responsibility of a small flock, Backyard Chickens, Know What your Getting Into.

People are Reportedly Panic-Buying Baby Chickens

By Janine Puhak | Fox News

Through the coronavirus pandemic and a future of uncertainties, Americans have been flocking to bulk-buy toilet paper, groceries and cleaning disinfectants like never before. However, the latest purchasing trend in some parts of the country is allegedly agrarian: baby chickens. Read Article

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8 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Get Backyard Chickens

Unfortunately, sometimes people aren’t suitable to raise chickens. Make sure you ask yourself these 8 questions to see if you are suitable to raise backyard chickens… Continue Reading article by The Happy Chicken Coop

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About Heritage Chickens

Definition: Standard breeds of chickens as defined by the American Poultry Association that are naturally mating, long-lived, and slow growing.

The Livestock Conservancy now lists over three-dozen breeds of chickens in danger of extinction. Extinction of a breed would mean the irrevocable loss of the genetic resources and options it embodies.

Where to Find Heritage Chickens

Some Heritage Chickens can be obtained from hatcheries. These hatcheries are listed by territory all across the U.S. See List.

Note: The Livestock Conservancy encourages contacting the hatchery directly to determine the breeds of birds available and to determine whether these are in fact Heritage Chickens.

The Livestock Conservancy also maintains a list of Heritage Chicken breeders in its Breeders Directory. You can visit the online directory HERE.

This is a compilation of images taken of a variety of heritage breeds that were photographed by Conservancy staff at several poultry shows.