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What Happens During Shipping of Baby Chicks?

When you order your baby chicks you’ll not only choose your chickens, you’ll choose from a number of ship dates. We’d like to give you an idea of what happens when that ship date arrives.

To ensure the safety and optimal health of your birds, your order of chicks will be packaged and sent via USPS Priority Mail immediately after the birds are hatched.

We carefully box the baby chicks, ducklings, goslings, etc. according to the season so they have the best chance of surviving current weather conditions.

We care about every bird we ship, and want them to arrive in good condition. But we also understand that nature can take its course during travel. That’s why we add an extra 2% of birds to every order. Then you’re more likely to receive the number of healthy birds you’re counting on. For example, if you order 100 chicks, we’ll ship 102 to make up for any losses that may occur during shipping.

Ready to place your chicken order? We’re ready to ship them to you!

How Much Does it Cost to Ship Chicks?

We will ship chicks anywhere in the continental United States, plus Hawaii. How much you’ll pay for shipping depends on how many chicks you order, as well as where they’re going. Unlike some hatcheries, we don’t include shipping in the cost of our chicks—so you don’t pay more than you have to.

For your convenience, we also offer Drop Shipment orders for hatcheries. Plus, we can ship Overnight Express at your request, for an additional charge. Please note that shipping prices are subject to change at any time without notice.

Tracking Your Chick Order

We will send a tracking number to your email address when we generate the postage for your order. In most cases, there will be a delivery confirmation number, which is sent when the shipment arrives at your post office.

Shipping Rates Based on Zones

Shipping charges are subject to change at any time without notice.

Zone 5 includes Puerto Rico

Shipping Rates for Chickens

# of chicksZone 1Zone 2Zone 3Zone 4Zone 5
up to 25$10.00$15.00$18.00$20.00$25.00
up to 50$15.00$20.00$30.00$35.00$45.00
up to 100$25.00$30.00$45.00$68.00$75.00
up to 200$40.00$45.00$70.00$100.00$110.00
up to 300$55.00$60.00$95.00$132.00$145.00

Shipping Rates for Ducks

# of ducklingsZone 1Zone 2Zone 3Zone 4Zone 5
up to 20$15.00$15.00$20.00$25.00$30.00
up to 40$20.00$25.00$35.00$35.00$45.00
up to 80$30.00$35.00$60.00$75.00$85.00
up to 160$40.00$50.00$80.00$105.00$115.00
up to 240$55.00$70.00$105.00$140.00$155.00

Shipping Rates for Geese

# of goslingsZone 1Zone 2Zone 3Zone 4Zone 5
up to 8$15.00$15.00$20.00$25.00$30.00
up to 16$20.00$25.00$35.00$35.00$45.00
up to 32$30.00$35.00$60.00$75.00$85.00
up to 64$40.00$50.00$80.00$105.00$115.00
up to 96$55.00$70.00$105.00$140.00$155.00

Shipping Rates for Guineas

# of keetsZone 1Zone 2Zone 3Zone 4Zone 5
up to 25$15.00$15.00$20.00$25.00$30.00
up to 50$20.00$25.00$35.00$35.00$45.00
up to 100$30.00$35.00$60.00$75.00$85.00
up to 200$40.00$50.00$80.00$105.00$115.00
up to 300$55.00$70.00$105.00$140.00$155.00

How to Prepare for Delivery of Chicks

There are many things to consider before you place your chick order. We encourage you to visit our blog and browse the articles there, to be as prepared as you can for raising your chickens.

Before you purchase your premium birds from our family of hatcheries, be sure to do these things:

  • The chicks will be stressed following shipment, so create a warm space for them to recuperate. A cold environment will only add to their stress.
  • The food and water you provide to your newly hatched chicks will be the first they’ve ever received. They will survive up to 72 hours of shipping by getting sustenance from the absorbed yolk, but they will be hungry and thirsty when they arrive.

When Your Chicks Arrive

When your chicks arrive, be sure to inspect the birds carefully. Our birds mean a lot to us, so we want to guarantee that they arrive alive. If you discover that any chicks have not survived shipping, notify us immediately and the chicks will either be replaced or the cost refunded.

Get Started Ordering Chicks Today

Are you ready to start your flock? Or add to it? Enhance your barnyard or backyard with chickens, guineas, waterfowl, or Silkie chicks—ordering is easy, and we’re always here to help. Just call 717-336-4878.