Minimum Order Requirements


For safe handling and delivery of your birds, The Chick Hatchery has minimum order requirements.

These minimums help the birds stay warm and prevent them from shifting around throughout the shipping process.

Each type of Fowl ordered have their own Minimums!


CHICKENS & BANTAMS

(February – Mid September)

We now ship as few as 3 total Poultry 

**ORDERS OF 3-14 BIRDS WILL BE CHARGED A SMALL ORDER SHIPPING CHARGE OF $35.00**

Orders of 15+ Ship Free (February – Mid September)

To QUALIFY for FREE SHIPPING, you MUST order 15 TOTAL Chickens!

Chickens can be “Mixed & Matched” to meet the Minimum Order Quantity of 15 total Birds.

Example:  Your order consists of 10 Chickens, 5 Bantams = 15  Total Birds.


CHICKENS & BANTAMS

(Mid September – January)

25+ Bird Orders Ship Free

You can Mix & Match Standards and Bantams to meet the Minimums

(Mid September – January)

Orders of 15-24 Poultry are charged a $15.00 Shipping & Handling Fee

Orders of less than 25 Chicks will have Male Chicks added for warmth if you decide not to purchase extra Straw Pads or a UniHeat 60 Hours Heat Pack in order to provide a Live Arrival Guarantee.


**CHICKENS/DUCKS/TURKEYS from our QUICK CHICKS Category CAN NOT be Mixed with any other Category**


**QUICK CHICKS**

This Category has SPECIAL Requirements

**Chicks in our Quick Chicks Category Ship Separate from all other Poultry**

Chickens CAN be Mixed & Matched but MUST be Ordered in their OWN Order and CAN NOT include Breeds from any other Categories!

Different types of Fowl can be combined to meet the Minimum Order Quantity of 15 total Birds.

Minimum: 20 Quick Chickens OR Minimum: 20 Quick Ducks/Turkeys

Minimum 5 per Breed & Sex.  (Mix & Match Chickens)

Ducks & Turkeys do NOT hatch on the same days as Chickens so can NOT be mixed with Chickens.

If choosing Multiple Breeds/Sex, they MUST all have the SAME Hatch Date.

Free Shipping & Free Marek’s Vaccination is Included in the price for this Category!

Coccidiosis Vaccination is ONLY Available for Chickens in this Category for an additional $0.30/each.

We do not Offer Coccidiosis Vaccination for Ducks or Turkeys in this Category.

100% Live Arrival Guaranteed!


**ALTERNATE MEAT BIRDS**

Minimum Order is 25 Birds!

FREE SHIPPING

*GMO-Free Red Rangers & Red Bro Color Yield Broilers Ship separate from all other Poultry*


*We Ship Chicks on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays*


**CORNISH MEAT BIRDS**

Minimum Order is 25 Cornish Cross Meat Birds!

FREE SHIPPING!

***Cornish Cross Broilers MUST Be Ordered in their own order***

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**DUCKS**

Minimum Order is 3 Birds!

SHIPPING COSTS

3-9:
10-25:
26-39:
40-54:
55-64:
$47.00
$30.00
$35.00
$54.00
$68.00

***DUCKS MUST Be Ordered in their own order***

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**TURKEYS**

Minimum Order is 15 Turkey Poults