From mid-February until early July, we will have day-old female chicks for sale weekly. Chick orders arrive on Thursdays from a small hatchery in Iowa. They are driven up by postal truck overnight to the Twin Cities the day they hatch. All chicks are vaccinated for Marek's Disease. Please order two weeks in advance of your desired delivery date.  We sometimes have a few extras on hand, but it is best to pre-order in advance if you want specific varieties on specific dates.  Plan for about six weeks inside under a brooder lamp before your chickens will be ready to live outside.

 

We offer chicken keeping classes through-out the year and provide a chick care sheet to help get you started. Call 651-645-0818 to order chicks or with other questions. 


We carry everything you need for raising chicks and keeping backyard chickens: brooder lamps and bulbs, feed and bedding, supplements, feeders and waterers in various sizes, books, toys, treats, and even heating options for winter. See more about what we have in the store on our chicken keeping supplies product page.


Every September there's a Twin Cities Chicken Coop Tour for chicken owners to show off their coops and where fellow chicken enthusiasts or future chicken owners can chat about chickens, trade ideas and share knowledge. It's a free, self-guided tour of coops thanks to volunteers who generously open their lives and yards to share their chicken-keeping experiences.

​​Black Australorp 

Size: 7 lbs  Egg: Brown  Cost: $6.00

All-American breed from the 1860s, great dual-purpose bird, excellent layer, adaptable, cold-hardy and friendly, black and white zebra striped feathers.

​​Golden Laced Wyandotte - New Breed

Size: 5 - 5.5 lbs  Egg: Brown  Cost: $6.50

​​Speckled Sussex - New Breed

Size: 6.5 - 7 lbs  Egg: Cream  Cost: $6.50

California White 

Size: 4 - 4.5 lbs  Egg: White  Cost: $6.00

ISA Brown/​​​Gold Star 

Size: 5 lbs  Egg: Brown  Cost: $6.00

​​Ameraucana/Easter Egger 

Size: 4.5 - 5 lbs  Egg: Light blue, green, or pinkish-brown  Cost: $6.50


First Chick Order of the 2018 Season

arrives February 22nd!


Place your order by February 8th for pick up on the 22nd.


Call 651-645-0818 to place your order.


One of the oldest known breeds, friendly, easy to handle and good foragers. With each yearly molt more speckles appear so they become even more colorful the older they get.

The “Australian Orpington” is a prolific layer, docile, quiet, very hardy, large bird with shiny rich black plumage and a greenish-purple sheen. 

​​​Barred Rock

Size: 7 lbs  Egg: Brown  Cost: $6.00

Hens usually have gold and brown patterned feathers, can also be shades of gray, white or black. Baby chicks often have chipmunk-like patterning. A hardy, active, friendly bird with a small pea comb.

breeds available

Buff Orpington 

Size: 7 lbs  Egg: Brown  Cost: $6.00

Guaranteed to be hens because female chicks are a different color than male chicks. A hardy, docile bird, light reddish brown, easy to work with, lays the most eggs of all!

Originally bred in England, cold-hardy, large friendly golden birds of quiet disposition, reliable layers of large eggs. 

A beautiful white chicken with a docile temperament, very productive layer. Winter-hardy and dependable.

A strikingly beautiful chicken, black with golden lace patterned feathers. Developed in New York, they are winter hardy, with a small rose comb less susceptible to frostbite.

​​White Crested Black Polish - New Breed

Size: 4 - 4.5 lbs  Egg: White  Cost: $6.50

Rhode Island Red

Size: 6 - 6.5 lbs  Egg: Brown  Cost: $6.00

2017 chick orders

Classic American breed, great for backyard flocks, hardy, prolific layers, calm disposition, lustrous, rich dark red color with a black tail.

A unique breed of chicken with a black body and huge bouffant crest of white head feathers and v-shaped comb. Docile and even tempered.