If you don’t have a hatchery nearby, ordering chicks online is a great alternative! Here you’ll find the answers to some frequently asked questions about mail-order chicks!
How do you ship chicks?
Chicks are shipped through the US Postal Service. They are the only carrier service that will handle chicks. Once an order leaves the hatchery, it will arrive at your local post office within 2 to 3 days. Your post office will notify you that your chicks are available for pick-up.
How can chicks survive shipping?
We ship chicks when they are a day old. Newly hatched poultry have a 3-day supply of yolk left in their system to provide for them the first 3 days of life. Also, the first 3 days of life the chicks have a great immune system to adapt to the changing temperature during travel. We pack the chicks differently depending on the time of year and current travel conditions.
Can I order fewer than 10 chicks?
We ship in lots of 10 because it helps the chicks stay warmer during shipping. If we send less than that, there’s a greater risk they wouldn’t survive shipping.
Can you guarantee my shipment of pullets won’t have any roosters in it?
We guarantee 90% true to sex on all pullet orders.
Where are your chicks shipped from?
Our chicks are shipped from Ideal Poultry in Texas, https://www.idealpoultry.com
How long will it take for my chicks to ship?
It can take up to 10 days for your chicks to ship from the hatchery, depending on their hatching schedule. Tracking for your order is provided once your chicks have left the hatchery.