Hatcheries and Supplies Index

Looking for quality retailers who can supply you with all your chicken keeping needs? These companies are some of my favorites.

My Pet Chicken
Baby chicks, coops and accessories.
Chicks, supplies, & more.
• Ships only a few chicks 🙂
• Sexes Bantams 🙂
Shipping survival rate on chicks has been 100%
Day Old Baby Chicks

Murray McMurray
The World’s Rare Breed Poultry Headquarters
• Minimum Order for chicks: 15-25
Get Free Catalog

 Chicks, ducks,turkeys, bantams and game birds as well as supplies.
Minimum chick order : 15

Best place to get chicken I.D. Bands! Arcata Pet Supplies

newheader5

Ideal
Breeding Farms Hatchery
chickens, bantams, ducks, chicks
• Chicks: $25 minimum purchase
Very pleased with their Silkie Bantams 🙂

Backyard Chickens / Forum, Learning Center

CHICKENS FOR BACKYARDS

rkholiday

header-logo_zps76d3b274

Provides over 200 varieties of chickens, gamebirds, domestic and wild waterfowl as eggs, chicks or adult stock.
Request a Catalog

logo

Fleming Outdoors carries a full line of BEC, Farm Innovators, Little Giant, GQF and Kuhl Poultry Products. We have poultry feeders, poultry waterers, egg incubators, egg turners, egg candlers, chicken brooders, poultry feed and supplements, automatic waterers, brooder lamps, transportation coops, laying nest, game bird peepers and accessories.

Your Source for Poultry, Supplies & Equipment
Offering chicks for sale in quantities as low as 5 or 10 chicks.

Tractor Supply Logo

Visit Tractor Supply Co.
Store Locator

 

Rude Awakening

 

It’s a rough beginning for a chick hatched at a professional hatchery.
Wow, can’t even imagine how scary it must be to go through all this…

A New Option, Sexed Bantams

My Pet Chicken Corners the Market by Sexing Chicks, and the 15 Chick Minimum.

Anybody who has ever tried to buy sexed bantams found out quickly they’re almost always sold as a straight run, or not sexed.  Almost always, meaning every hatchery I know of, except My Pet Chicken. Nobody seems to know how they do it, and I don’t know if in fact their accuracy rate is even commendable, but I’m going to find out soon.  For the first time I was able to order less than the normal 15 chick minimum, and they’re sexed.  That’s right, the minimum order of shipped chicks from My Pet Chicken (in most cases) is only three. Of course I paid a $premium$ for my sexed Silkie Bantam day old chicks, but it seemed worth it. If it is to you too, visit My Pet Chicken for all the details.

When ordering my chicks I did take into consideration the margin of error associated with sexing, and of course, the shipping survival rate. I’ll have more Silkies than I want, if they all survive, and are pullets, two will be re-homed.

The brooder is ready and waiting for my new arrivals. It is averaging 100 degrees in the day, and 85 at night in the outbuilding where they will be living for the next 4 weeks. It should be quite easy to maintain a suitable living environment through the month of September. There is a window for natural light, air circulation, plumbing, electric, and lots of space for me to work play in.

 

The chicks will be moved to the coop between 4 and 5 weeks old, they will fair well in the mild temps of October until they are fully feathered at age 6-8 weeks. Sometime between now and then I’ll have the coop ready… not exactly chick worthy in it’s current state, but I’ll save that train wreck for another post.

♥ Five bearded & non bearded black Silkie Bantam chicks are expected to ship, Sept. 10th!