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List of Chick Hatcheries

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California Hatchery

Located in California, this hatchery is one of the few hatcheries that allows orders as few as 3 chicks. They sell  several different breeds of chickens along with ducks, turkeys and geese.
 

Meyer Hatchery
Located in Ohio. Sells over 50 different chicken breeds. Also sells other poultry including waterfowl, turkeys, game birds and more.

Murray McMurray Hatchery

Located in Iowa. Sells over 70 different breeds of chickens as well as other poultry. One of the largest chicken hatcheries in the country.

Cackle Hatchery

Located in Missouri. Sells over 70 different chicken breeds as well as other poultry.

Mount Healthy Hatchery

Located in Ohio, they carry about 28 different breeds of chicken as well as ducks, turkeys and game birds.

Ridgway Hatchery
Located in Ohio, they sell 13 different chicken breeds, along with waterfowl, turkeys and game birds.

Hoovers Hatchery
Located in Iowa, they carry 13 different breeds of chickens as well as game birds, waterfowl and turkeys.

Welp Hatchery
Located in Iowa. Selling over 60 different chicken breeds, along with waterfowl and game birds.

Strombergs Hatchery
Located in Minnesota, they carry over 100 different breeds of chickens as well as waterfowl, pigeons, doves and game birds.

Belt Hatchery

Located in California, they carry about 20 different chicken breeds.

Decorah Hatchery
Located in Iowa, they sell 13 different breeds of chickens as well as ducklings, turkey and guineas.

Sun Ray Hatchery
Located in Iowa. Sells 8 different breeds of chickens.

Privett Hatchery
Located in New Mexico. They sell over 60 different breeds of chickens, along with waterfowl and turkeys.

Moyers Chicks
Located in Pennsylvania, they sell 4 different breeds of chickens.

Greenfire Farms
Located in Florida, this farm carries 15 of the rarest breeds in the world. Great site to check out if you want to raise breeds that in some case have less than 200 specimens world wide!




We have compiled a list of chick hatcheries located in the United States to assist you with your search. Some of the hatcheries are large commercial hatcheries, selling hundreds of thousands of baby chickens, to small backyard poultry enthusiasts, selling less than a hundred baby chickens a year.
Please do your own due diligence when choosing a chick hatchery. This list is provided to help you with your search and although we may have used some of them in the past, we do not recommend any one chick hatchery. Call and ask questions when possible. Check on their shipping method and rates, minimum chick order, certifications, chick availability and chick guarantees.

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