FAQs

Location, Pick Up & Shipping

We gladly offer local pick up for your order. We have strict bio-security measures for both our flocks safety. Once your order has been placed and notified your order is ready to come home, we pre-arrange a pick up time and date with you to come to our pick up drive-thru. Very simple, we have your order boxed and ready to travel home for you. You will not need to bring any boxes, cartons or crates. Local pick up orders are considered sale is final.

The locations of our farms we are generally able to provide chicks and hatching eggs year around. Our hens do get 2-3 months off per year for a break to molt, rotate and just be a chicken. This is the time of year we will see lower egg counts and our availability less.

Our recommendation and best practices: From October to March we suggest a shipping minimum of 10 chicks to ensure that chicks stay warm enough during transit. During the peak months, April -September, the recommended minimum to 6 chicks.

Our farm is our home and our farms. The Arizona farm is located near Surprise, AZ. Our Texas farm is located near Tyler, TX. We offer a scheduled time to come by to pickup your order. This ensures we have your order and they're ready to come home. We also offer shipping services as well. Contact us with any questions, we're glad to help!

Baby Chicks

Baby chicks for all of our breeds are sold straight run, and customers have a 50/50 chance of receiving males or females. If you are looking for a certain number of female chicks, we'd suggest adding a few extras to your order. We do offer juveniles, adults, laying hens, pullets or roosters if you have a specific need. Our laying hens and breeds are found found here ... We are happy to arrange a custom order as well. Please contact us to do so.

No, we do not vaccinate our flock or baby chicks. We constantly monitor this with our poultry vet to ensure our birds are healthy and robust. We are tested yearly for disease as NPIP participants and customers can be confident that they are receiving healthy, happy chicks from our farms. If you would like to learn more, please contact us.

Our available chicks and eggs are always updated on our website. You can find the next available chicks here or contact us to see what we have to take home today. We often have a few.

Did you know?... They don't crow till about 12 weeks at the absolute earliest, most later than that.

Couple options for roosters...

1. Use him for food for the family, maybe you have a hunter in the family that could help. Often there are families that will buy or take the rooster for meat for their family.

2. Once hes older than four months old, Pratt's Pets (Glendale location) will purchase them from you for $10 per. If they're younger than four months, the Stock Shop will accept them if they have space.

3. You could also post them in the Arizona Backyard Chicken group on Facebook to rehome him. Just have to be VERY careful with your wording. Rehome, sale and wording like that is not allowed by FB.

4. Another app called MeWe you can rehome/sell there in the Arizona Backyard Chicken group but not nearly as many people in the group.

To join the group on MeWe: https://mewe.com/join/arizonabackyardchickens2

Definitely options out there. Hope this gives you some ideas. 👍😁🍻

Juveniles & Adults

Our website is up to date. You may find some hens available to come home now and others may be pre-ordered for a specific month or timeframe (Example: March or Early June). We're here to help! You can always give us a call or a text.

The timeframes listed are 98% of the time up to date. Juvenile and adult orders are generally pre-ordered. We grow all our juvenile/adult orders from an entire month and raise all of them at one time. This reduces our costs and in turn your costs for them. If you need a specific timeframe for your birds to ship, reach out to us and we can arrange that with you. We're flexible and here to help! Sometimes we have them on hand, just ask!

Our juveniles and adults ship FREE via express shipping by USPS. The fastest way we can get your birds to you. On average we spend $75-120 per bird to ship to you. We enjoy sharing them with you!

Hatching Eggs

Hatching Eggs ship year round, as long as it is not too cold or too hot in the intended destination. The bulk of our sales begin in January and continue through October. If a later order is desired, we can usually work something out with you. We also aim to ship from the closest farm to lessen the transit time and jossle.

We ship Monday through Wednesday and on Saturday. Eggs are sent Priority Express through USPS and typically take 1-3 days to arrive. We pack our eggs in insulated foam shippers and additional boxing support on both ends of the box, to help minimize the damage that can happen during transit. View our TikTok page to see how we ship hatching eggs!

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