Backyard Chickens

Each month in the spring and fall we have a ‘Chick Day!’

Baby chicks come to us in the mail having just hatched; they are only a day old!

We announce the breeds that are incoming for each Chick Day, and you have the opportunity to reserve the type and quantity that you’d like ahead of time. We always select breeds that are good layers, and have beginner-friendly personalities.

About the Chicks

All chicks come from a small hatchery called Belt Hatchery located in Fresno. The hatchery guarantees that 90% of the sexed chicks will be female (hens lay the eggs, after all!) If you want to be absolutely sure to not get any roosters, get the Gold or Black Sex-Linked; they are 99-100% guaranteed to be female. The chicks are vaccinated for Marek’s. They are $10 each.

Chick Pickup

One week before chicks arrive, everyone on the reservation list will get an email to confirm their order and with further instructions. Typically your chicks are available to pick up only the Friday of your scheduled chick day, although we may make exceptions for a weekend pick up.

Chick Supplies

We sell all the supplies you need to raise your chicks:
brooder lamp and red bulb, special chick waterer and feeder, and chick starter food. All you will need in addition is your own container for brooding, and newspaper for bedding.
Get all of these brooding supplies at the same time, and receive a $5 discount!

Fall Chicks–We can also add breeds to these, if you have a special request, just email us: and we will see if we can make it happen.

August 30

  • Rhode Island Red
  • Black Sex Link
  • Ameracauna
  • Cuckoo Maran

September 20

  • Golden Laced Wyandottes
  • Silver Laced Wyandottes
  • Red Sex Link

September 27

  • Buff Orpington
  • Delaware
  • Barred Rock
  • Ameracauna

October 11

  • Red Sex Link
  • Black Sex Link
  • Rhode Island Red