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Online Chick Hatcheries for Chickens and Other Poultry

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You can get baby chicks at your local feed store or through your local poultry association. But you might want to order them online through a chick hatchery or supplier. I've compiled this list of chick hatcheries that offer online ordering. Besides baby chicks that grow into chickens, they also offer turkeys, geese, guinea keets, ducks and more.

These are listed in alphabetical order. Pay attention to minimum orders (which refer to chicks only - these vary for other breeds such as ducks, geese, so check the website for info on other minimums).

Cackle Hatchery

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Cackle Hatchery is located in Missouri and offers more than 185 varieties of poultry, including egg layers, meat birds, bantams, turkeys, ducks, geese, game fowl, rare breeds, Standard Old English, guineas, pea fowl, and more. Their usual minimum is 15-25 birds, but they offer special "city/town" assortments of 5 or 10 birds at a higher price (since shipping fewer birds costs more).

Freedom Ranger Hatchery

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Freedom Ranger Hatchery is a small, family-owned hatchery in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country that supplies slow-growing broiler chickens to small farms and organic, free-range, and pastured poultry operations. Their chicken breed, Freedom Ranger, is derived from genetic stock from France and harkens back to American and European heritage breeds. Although their broilers grow more slowly than typical Cornish crosses used in factory farm operations, they are more suited to pasturing, free-ranging, and other alternative and organic growing methods.

Ideal Poultry

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Ideal Poultry is located in Texas. They have a minimum order of 25 chicks. They offer bantams, standard laying poultry, ducks, geese, guineas, pheasants and chukar, turkeys, and meat birds.

J.M. Hatchery

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J.M. Hatchery is a small, family-owned hatchery located in Pennsylvania who offer French Guinea Fowl Keets, White Muscovy Ducks, Khaki Campbell Ducklings, and White Bantam Silkies. Minimum order of 25.

Meyer Hatchery

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Meyer Hatchery, located in Ohio, offers a wide variety of poultry as well as hatching eggs, pullets, supplies, books, coops and other equipment for raising poultry. They offer a low minimum order of just 3 chicks!

Murray McMurray Hatchery

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Murray McMurray has a wide selection of many types of poultry, supplies, and equipment. Like Meyer, they are one of the larger US hatcheries. They are located in Iowa.

My Pet Chicken

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My Pet Chicken specializes in small orders for the urban or suburban farmer or homesteader. You can order as few as 3 chicks and you can mix breeds. They even sell chicken diapers and saddles! They sell fertile hatching eggs, chicken supplies like coops (including the Eglu), electric net fencing, and more.

Privett Hatchery

Photo © Privett Hatchery
Privett Hatchery is located in New Mexico. I have ordered from Privett and was very happy with my Privett chicks; they were very hardy. Privett offers a wide variety of chicks as well as bantams, ducklings, goslings, Guinea keets, and turkey poults. They require a minimum order of 25 chicks.

Stromberg's Chicks and Game Birds Unlimited

Stromberg's features not only chicks, but doves, pigeons, adult birds, brooders, wild bird houses, and the unique Starplate Building System to build coops and other small structures. Stromberg's has a very large selection of books, supplies and equipment.

Welp Hatchery

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Located in Iowa, Welp Hatchery sells egg layers, meat birds, rare breeds, bantams, turkeys, ducks, goslings, pheasants, guineas, and chukar partridges. They sell supplies and equipment too. They require a minimum order of 25 chicks and 5 per breed/sex.
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