POULTRY HATCHERIES

There are several independent hatcheries around the country. Your choice of hatchery selection will depend on the species and breed you are looking for, the location of the hatchery (especially with regards to how far away they are), as well as the hatchery reputation and customer service. Remember: "Cheaper is not always better."

NPIP logoIt is important that the hatchery you select to get your chickens, turkeys, or waterfowl from be NPIP-Approved. The National Poultry Improvement Plan is a voluntary program developed in 1935 to eradicate Bacillary White Diarrhea (BWD) caused by Salmonella pullorum. S. pullorum can be transmitted through the egg from hen to chick. By screening breeding stock the occurrence of Salmonella pullorum is very low.

NOTE: There have been recent human outbreaks of Salmonella associated with chicks and ducklings associated with an Ohio hatchery.

Avoid contact with the feces of young fowl, and carefully wash your hands with soap and water after handling these animals and anything that has come in contact with them.

Safe handling of chicks (University of Kentucky)

What you should know about ordering chicks from a hatchery

DISCLAIMER: References to commercial products or services provided via this Web site are intended for informational and educational purposes only, and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky Extension, or the University of Kentucky as a whole.

KENTUCKY HATCHERIES

Lake Cumberland Game bird farm and hatchery
Rt 8 Box 1675
Monticello, KY 42633
Phone: 66-348-6370
Products: Quail, chukar, pheasant, hatching eggs and chicks (Dominiques, Delaware, White Wyandotte, Black Langshan, Black Orpington, Buff Orpington, and others)

Rice's Poultry Farm
1274 Hancock Road
Wickliffe, KY 42087
Email:brice@brtc.net

Whispering Hills Farm
598 Kentucky Street
Shelby, KY 40065
Email: wisphilfrm2002@hotmail.com
Products: Black Sex Links, Red Sex Links, Gold Sex Links, Buff Orpingtons, Production Reds, Silver Spangled Hamburg x Phoenix Rooster, Barred Rocks, Black Australorps, Rhode Island Reds, New Hampshire Reds

OTHER STATES

ALABAMA

S&G Poultry, LLC
Clanton, AL 35046
Phone: 205-280-3771
Email: sales@sandgpoultry.com
Products: Red ranger, Naked neck, Dixie Rainbow, Golden nugget and Delaware chickens

ARIZONA

Rockin' Rooster Ranch
Douglas, AZ 86607-9747
Phone/Fax: 520-364-6654
Email: dcaveny@primenet.com
Products: Production fowl, Greenegger™, Rhode Island red, Rhode Island white (dominant), SCWL leghorn (Dryden), ducks (including the Kaiyo, a unique egg-laying breed from Taiwan)

ARKANSAS

Gabbard Farms
West Fork, AR 72774
Phone: 479-791-2906
Email: jkgabbard@yahoo.com
Products: Egg laying chicken breeds (white, brown, dark brown, and blue)

CALIFORNIA

Belt Hatchery
Ramona, CA
Phone: 559-264-2090
Fax: 619-789-6510
Products: Chicks, bantams including Mille Fleur, and turkeys

CEBE Farms
Ramona, CA 92065
Phone: 800-77-8730
Fax: 619-789-6510
Products: Red & Black cornish cross chicks only - no other breeds available

High Country Gamebirds
Phelan, CA 92329
Phone: 760-868-1514
Products: Guineas

Metzer Farms
Gonzales, CA 93926
Phone: 800-424-7755
Fax: 831-679-2711
Email: metzinfo@metzerfarms.com
Products: Various breeds of ducks and geese. Pearl Guinea

Southwest Hatchery
Blythe, CA 92226
Phone: 760-921-2378

COLORADO

Larry's Poultry Equipment and Hatchery
Brush, CO 80723
Phone: 970-768-1320
Email: poultry@larryspoultry.com
Products: Game birds, chickens (standard and bantam breeds), ducks, guineas, turkeys and geese

CONNECTICUT

Hall Brothers Hatchery
Norwich, CT 06360
Phone: 860-886-2421
Fax: 860-889-6351
Products: Production and broiler baby chicks, hatching eggs, started pullets, turkey poults, capons, started turkeys, goslings and guinea keets

My pet chicken
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone: 888-325-7779
Email: info@mypetchicken.com
Products: Day-old chicks of standard and bantam breeds, fertile hatching eggs, chicken supplies (including diapers for indoor pets)

FLORIDA

Double R Discount Supply
West Melbourne, FL 32904
Phone: 866-325-7779
Email: info@dblrsupply.com
Products: Chicks, incubators, waterers, misc supplies

GEORGIA

G.Q.F. Mtg. Co.
Savannah, GA 31498
Phone: 912-236-0651
Products: Incubators, brooders, supplies, quail eggs

K&L Poultry Farm
Aragon, GA 30104
Phone: 706-291-1977
Products: Over 70 varieties of chicks (including standards and bantams), ducklings, goslings, turkeys, pheasants, quail, chukars and guineas

IDAHO

Dunlap Hatchery
Caldwell, ID 83606-057
Phone: 208-495-9088
Products: Over 40 varieties of baby chicks (including standards and bantams), waterfowl, turkeys, guineas, gamebirds, hatching eggs and poultry equipment

INDIANA

Porter's Rare Heritage Turkeys
Fremont, IN 46737
Phone: 260-444-8766
Email: Porterturkeys@aol.com
Products: Hatching eggs, chicks and adults of rare and/or heritage breeds of turkeys

Shady Lane Poultry Farm
Columbus, IN 47201
Phone: 812-603-7722
Email: omfp@shadylanepoultry.com
Products: Exhibition quality large fowl, heirloom and rare poultry, and bantam chickens; hatching eggs

IOWA

Decorah Hatchery
Decorah, IA 52101
Phone: 319-382-4103
Email: matters@oneota.net
Products: Broilers, white and brown egg layers (Black Australorps, Barred Rocks, etc.), turkeys, ducklings, goslings, guineas, pheasant and quail. SERVE THE MIDWEST ONLY

Hoover's Hatchery
Rudd, IA
Phone: 800-247-7014
Email: hoovers@omnitelcom.com
Products: Some of the more common breeds of chicks, ducklings and goslings, turkeys, bantams, and ringneck pheasants

Murray McMurray Hatchery
Webster City, IA 50595-0458
Phone: 800-456-3280
Products: Over 140 varieties of chicks, bantams, turkeys, game birds, peafowl, waterfowl. Also: books, equipment, incubators, medicine and hatching eggs

Sand Hill Preservation Center
Calamus, IA 52729
Phone: 563-246-2299
Email: sandhill@fbcom.net
Products: Rare breeds and heirloom seeds, day-old chicks in many varieties; quail, chicken breeds, bantam chicken breeds, ducks, turkeys, geese and guineas

Schlecht Hatchery
Miles, IA 52064-9773
Fax: 563-682-7823
Email: poultry@schlechthatchery.com
Products: Chicks, ducklings, goslings

Sun Ray Chicks Hatchery
Hazelton, IA 50641-0300
Phone: 319-636-2244
Fax: 319-636-2258
Email: eadegraw@trxinc.com
Products: Production breed chicks, ducklings, goslings, turkeys and guineas

Welp, Inc.
Brancroft, IA 50517
Phone: 800-458-4473
Fax: 515-885-2346
Products: Specialize in cornish-rock broiler chicks but have baby ducks, geese, turkeys, laying breeds and gamebirds, and some supplies

Winter's Guinea Farm
New Vienna, IA 52065
Phone: 319-853-4195
Email: rwinter@guineafarm.com
Products: Many varieties of guineas and peafowls in hatching eggs and day-olds

MAINE

CM Game Bird Farm & Hatchery
Calais, ME 04619
Phone: 615-216-8069
Email: customerservice@game-birds.net
Products: Hatching eggs, chicks, and flight conditioned birds. Bobwhite quail, valley quail, gambels quail, chukar partridge, ringneck pheasant, ornamental pheasant, standard and bantam chickens

Shady Hollow Gamebirds
Morrill, ME 04952
Phone: 774-273-0370
Email: info@shadyhollowfarm.com
Products: Chickens, peafowl, guinea fowl, waterfowl, turkeys and quail

MARYLAND

Whitmore Farm
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Phone: 301-447-3611
Email: info@whitmorefarm.com
Products: Day-old chicks and hatching eggs from heritage breeds (Ameraucana, Marans, Welsummer, and Delaware)

MICHIGAN

Townline Hatchery
Zeeland, MI 49464
Phone: 616-772-6514
Fax: 616-772-2969
Email: info@townlinehatchery.com
Products: Mallards; Pekings; Khaki Campbell ducklings; White and Bronze turkey poults; Embden, Toulouse and African goslings; ringneck pheasant chicks; layer and broiler chicks

MINNESOTA

Giese's Waterfowl Hatchery
Appleton, MN
Phone: 800-529-3447

Johnsons's Waterfowl
Middle River, MN
Phone: 218-222-3556
Products: Ducklings in Saxony, Rouen, Magpies, Khaki Campbell, Dark Campbell, Cayuga, Silver Appleyard, Black Swedish, Blue Swedish, and many varieties of runners. Goslings in Buff, Canada, African, Grey Pomeranian, White and brown Chinese, Sebastopols. Assortments available.

Oakwood Game Farm, Inc.
Princeton, MN
Phone: 800-328-6647
Email: info@oakwoodgamefarm.com
Products: Chinese ringneck pheasant and chukar partridge (eggs, day-old, started and adult).

Shutle Waterfowl
Marshall, MN
Phone: 507-532-2893
Products: Day-olds and mature pairs of geese and ducks; 14 varieties of geese including Sebastopol, Canada, Pomeranian; 15 varieties of ducks including 6 varieties of Muscovies, Aylesbury, Silver Appleyards.

Stromberg's
Pine River, MN
Phone: 800-720-1134
Products: Chickens, turkeys, domestic and wild waterfowl, exotic and ringneck pheasant, quail, partridge, guineas, peafowl, and swans

MISSOURI

Cackle Hatchery
Lebanon, MO 65536
Phone: 417-532-4581
Email: cacklehatchery@cacklehatchery.com
Products: Chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese

Estes Farm Hatchery/ Country poultry
Sringfield, MO
Phone:800-345-1420
Email: cme@esteshatchery.com
Product: Production breed chicks, crested specials, bantam specials, waterfowl, turkeys, guineas, quail, chukar, pheasant, and supplies

Crow Poultry & Supply Co.
Windsor, MO 65360
Phone: 660-647-2614
Products: Gamebirds, exotic breeds, bantams

Heartland Hatchery
Amsterdam, MO 64726
Phone: 660-267-3679
Email: jnieder@ckt.net
Products: Chickens, bantams, rare breed chicks, Saipan and red junglefowl, turkeys, waterfowl, guineas and peafowl

Marti Poultry Farm
Windsor, MO 65360
Phone: 816-647-3156
Email: martip@iland.net
Products: Over 70 varieties of chicks, gamebirds, bantams, pheasants, turkeys, ducks, chukars, exotic rare breeds

MONTANA

Big Sky Game Birds
Victor, MT
Products: Eggs from mountain quail, butler bobwhite and silkies

NEBRASKA

Central Hatchery
Madison, NE 68748
Phone: 800-272-2449 or 402-454-2336
Email: rjr10@uswest.net
Products: Eastern wild turkey, chukar and Hungarian

Michener Pheasant Parm
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Email: pheasantpharm@navix.net
Products: Eastern wild turkey, chukar and Hungarian partridge, Buff, red/yellow, gold, lady amerherst, black mutant, reeves and Chinese, jumbo and Mongolian redneck pheasants

NEW MEXICO

Privett Hatchery
Portales, NM 88130
Phone: 800-634-4390
Email: privetth@yahoo.com
Products: Rare and fancy chicks, bantam chicks, turkeys, bobwhite quail, chukar, ringneck pheasant, waterfowl, guinea fowl, pheasant, partridge

NEW YORK

Midsummer Farm
156 East Ridge Road
Warwick, NY 10990
Phone: 845-986-9699
Email: Info@midsummerfarm.com
Products: Dual purpose heritage breed so of chickens - Speckled Sussex, Salmon Faverolle and Cuckoo Marans; Conduct local workshops on raising poultry organically

The Poultry Hatchery
4301 Ridge Roundbr /> Fayette, NY 13065 (off Route 414)
Toll Free Phone: (855) 824-4257
Local Phone: (315) 257-9100
Fax: (855) 293-3698
Email: Sales@ThePoultryHatchery.com
Products: Largest selection of day old chicks and started bantams, chukar, ducks, game-birds, geese, guineas, meat-birds, peafowl, started pullets, turkeys and more. Homestead supplies and poultry equipment available for sale. Local store pick up and shipping throughout the United States. 

NORTH CAROLINA

Seven Oaks Game Farm
Wilmington, NC 28409
Phone: 910-791-5352
Products: Hatching eggs: button quail, coturnix quail, bobwhite quail, partridge, pheasant, bantam ducks, large fowl, bantams, cochins, frizzles, and silkies. Incubators, equipment, books, coops and pens.

Shook Poultry
Claremont, NC 28610
Phone: 828-459-0571
Email: shookpoultry@shookpoultry.net
Products: 18 week old starter pullets of Barred Plymouth Rocks and Gold Comets, for pickup only

OHIO

Brickland Hatchery (Midwest Farms, LLC)
2680 Lewis Center Way
Urbancrest, Ohio 43123-1770
Phone: 614-875-9300
Products: Shaver White and Bovan Browns (egg layers)

Eagle Nest Poultry
Oceola, OH 44860
Phone: 419-562-1993
Products: Broiler and layer chicks, bantam assortment, exhibition chickens, ducklings, assorted turkey poults, geese

Healthy chicks and more
Mason, OH 45040
Phone: 800-451-5603 or 513-521-6900
Email: healthychicksandmore@gmail.com
Products: Day old chicks, ducks, turkeys, pheasants, guinea fowl, chukars and quail

Meyer Hatchery
Polk, OH 44866
Phone: 888-568-9755
Fax: 419-945-9841
Email: info@meyerhatchery.com
Products: Turkeys, Ducks, Gamebirds, Peafowl, Geese, Fertile hatching eggs, Replacement pullets and day old chicks (brown, white, dark brown and tinted egg shell colors); Broilers; Bantams; Cochins; Crested Polish

Mt. Healthy Hatcheries
Mt. Healthy, OH 45231
Phone: 800-451-5603 or 513-521-6900
Email: info@mthealthy.com
Products: Production layers, heavy breeds, broilers, ringneck pheasant, turkey poults in bronze and white, ducklings in white pekin and mallard, goslings in white embden, grey toulouse and white Chinese

Ridgeway Hatcheries
La Rue, OH 43332
Phone: 800-323-3825
Email: ridgewayegg@aol.com
Products: Mallards, ringneck pheasants, quail, quail eggs, chukar partridge, and mature gamebirds
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Stichler's Poultry Farm
Greenwhich, OH 44837
Phone: 419-565-3197
Email: stichlers@zoominternet.net
Products: Dominique and Rosecomb Rhode Island Red standard fowl

OKLAHOMA

B&D Game Farm
Harrah, OK
Phone: 405-964-5235
Products: Bobwhite, Pharaoh and Tibetan quail, ringneck pheasant, chukar partridge, Indian blue peacocks, pearl guineas and Indian red junglefowl - hatching eggs, day-old chicks, started and flight-conditioned birds

Country Hatchery
Wewoka, OK 74884
Phone: 405-257-1236
Email: info@countryhatchery.net
Products: Chickens, turkeys, ducks, guinea fowl, and Pilgrim geese

Dogwood Hollow Gamebirds
Claremore, OK
Products: Hatching eggs, day-old chicks, and started and mature flight ringnecks, bobwhites and chukar partridges.

Howell's Exotic Waterfowl
Muldrow, OK
Phone: 918-427-4813
Products: Several varieties of wild type ducks, geese and swans

Rock-n-Cedar
Mulgrow, OK
Phone: 918-427-3510
Email: cedarnrock@aol.com
Products: Peafowl eggs, chicks, and yearlings in India Blue, Pied India Blue, Pied Black Shoulder, Pied Cameo, Silver Pied, White Eyes, Purple, Purple Black Shoulder, Cameo Spalding, Buff Spalding, Red Buff Spalding, and more

OREGON

Holderreads' Waterfowl Farm & Preservation Center
Corvalis, OR 97339
Phone: 541-929-5338
Email: duckgoosefarm@yahoo.com
Products: Rare breeds of domestic ducks and geese from around the world

Lazy 54 Farm (formerly Shank's Hatchery)
Hubbard, OR 97032
Phone: 503-981-7801
Email: hatchery@earthlink.net
Products: Standard and bantam chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, ringneck pheasants, chukars and bobwhite quail

Wish Hatchery
Prairie City, OR
Phone: 541-820-3509
Products: Wishard Bronze naturally mating turkeys

PENNSYLVANIA

Hoffman Hatchery, Inc.
Gratz, PA 17030
Phone: 7l7-365-3694
Email: info@hoffmanhatchery.com
Products: Goslings, ducklings, chicks, turkeys, guineas, bantams, pheasants, quail, chukars, swans, peafowl, and white muscovy ducklings

J.M. Hatchery
New Holland, PA 17557
Phone: 717-330-3247
Fax: 717-354-0728
Products: Colored range broilers, French guinea fowl keets, white muscovy and Khaki Campbell ducklings, and white silkie bantams

Moyer's Chicks, Inc.
Quakertown, PA 18951
Phone: 215-536-3155
Fax: 215-536-8034
Email: orders@moyerschicks.com
Products: Moyer's Brown Egg Layer, Moyer's White Egg Layer, Moyer's Broilers, Moyer's K-22 red broilers

Noll's Poultry Farm
Kleineltersville, PA 17039
Phone: 717-949-3560
Products: Five breeds of production layers and broiler chicks

Reich Poultry Farms, Inc.
Marietta, PA 17547
Phone: 717-426-3411
Email:info@reichpoultryfarm.com
Products: Limited varieties of chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and guinea fowl

SOUTH CAROLINA

Witt Farms
Cassatt, SC 29032
Phone: 803-432-1067
Email: bpwitt@bellsouth.net
Products: Muscovies: day-old, juveniles and adult breeders in Black, Blue, White, Chocolate, Pastel Buff, and Pastel Silver. Adult Pomeranian geese in White, Gray, Buff, Gray Saddleback, and Buff Saddleback

SOUTH DAKOTA

Olesen's Flyway
Hurley, SD 57036
Email: mattolesen@olesensflyway.com
Products: Pheasants, northern bobwhite quail, chukar partridge

TENNESSEE

Dogwood Acres Waterfowl
Adamsville, TN 38310
Phone: 731-632-5080
Products: Waterfowl: 83 breeds, domestic and wild varieties including several varieties of call ducks, woodies, porchards, shelducks, teal, Canadians and Egyptians

TEXAS

Ideal Poultry Breeding Farms, Inc.
Cameron, TX
Phone: 254-697-6677
Email: help@idealpoultry.com
Products: Chickens, bantams, turkeys, waterfowl, guinea fowl, pheasant, partridge, bobwhite and Japanese quail, peafowl

Leon Valley Trading Co. Hatchery
Gorman, TX 76454
Owners: Lee & Amy Wood
Phone/Fax: 254-734-2973
Email: wood@cctc.net
Products: Emphasis on rare and semi-rare breeds. Standard and bantam chickens, quail and pheasant, chicks and hatching eggs.

McCallum's flock
Gorman, TX 75501
Phone: 903-791-3843
Email: jamielmccallum@mccallumsflock.com
Products: Emphasis on rare and semi-rare breeds. Standard and bantam chickens, quail and pheasant, chicks and hatching eggs.

Randall Burkey Company, Inc
Boerne, TX 78006
Phone: 800-531-1097
Email: sales@randallburkey.com
Products: Day old chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, pheasants and peafowl as well as hatching eggs, incubators and general poultry supplies

Rocking R Gamebirds
Big Spring, TX
Phone: 915-268-1246
Products: Eggs, chicks, adults in white meat type Coturnix, Gamble, Valley, Blue Scale and Wisconsin jumbo bobwhite quail. Ringneck, Chinese, Buff, Melanistic, Reeves and Golden pheasant.

Texas peafowl
Sid Drenth
Weatherford, TX
Phone:214-707-2051
Email: texaspeafowl@aol.com
Products: 40 colors/patterns in the rarest of colors with peacock, peahen photos to show some of those rare colors. Information and photos of Vulturine Guinea fowl. Information and photos of sheds, pens, and planting areas.

UTAH

TR Game Birds
Roosevelt, UT
Phone: 435-247-2311
Products: Ringneck and melanistic pheasant eggs

Valley View Pheasants & Game Birds LLC
Provo, UT
Phone: 877-GAMEBIRD or 801-356-1176
Products: Pheasants: Ringneck, California Buff, White, Mongolian Black. Chukars, bobwhite quail. Eggs, chicks, and mature flight-conditioned birds

WASHINGTON

Northwest Gamebirds
Kennewick, WA
Phone: 509-586-0150
Products: Coturnix quail: eggs, chicks, live adults, and flight-conditioned birds

Springhetti Gamebird Farm
Snohomish, WA
Phone: 360-568-7277

WISCONSIN

Abendroth's Waterfowl Hatchery
Waterloo, WI 53594
Phone: 920-478-2053
Products: Layer and broiler chicks, goslings including Maxima Canada, ducklings, Broad Breasted Bronze and Broad Breasted White turkey

MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc.
Janesville, WI
Phone: 800-345-8348
Products: Many different breeds of pheasants. Guaranteed live overnight delivery (nationwide)

Purely Poultry
Oshkosk, WI 54903
Phone: 920-472-4068
Email: chicks@purelypoultry.com
Products: Chicken (standard and bantam), ducks, geese, turkeys, guinea fowl, peafowl, game bird pheasants, ornamental pheasants, chukars and quail

Sunnyside Inc. of Beaver Dam
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Phone: 920-887-2122
Products: Layer and broiler chicks, Broad Breasted Bronze and Broad Breasted White turkey poults, common breeds of ducks and geese, hatching eggs available for school and research projects.

Utgaard's Hatchery
Star Prairie, WI
Phone: 715-248-3200
Products: Broiler layer chicks sexed or straight run, ducks, geese, ringneck pheasant chicks, bantam assortment, guinea assortment.