Looking for hens, chickens, or chicks for your backyard flock in Arizona?
I’ve looked up as many chicken hatcheries and farms in the state of Arizona selling baby chicks and other poultry to help you out.
Here’s a listing with all the businesses I could find along with their contact details so you can pick up the phone today and find some chicks!
Chicken Hatchery Arizona Listing
|Phoenix Organic Chicken Feed||Phoenix & Tucson, AZ||480-577-5995||phoenixorganicfeed.com|
|Pratt's Pets||Glendale, AZ||623-939-3326||prattspets.com|
|The Stock Shop||Glendale, AZ||623-487-9277||thestockshop.org|
Phoenix Organic Chicken Feed
Address – Phoenix & Tucson, AZ
Phone – 480-577-5995
Contact – email@example.com
Website – http://www.phoenixorganicfeed.com/
Address – Glendale, AZ
Phone – 623-939-3326
Contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – https://prattspets.com/
The Stock Shop
Address – Glendale, AZ
Phone – 623-487-9277
Contact – Via website
Website – https://thestockshop.org/
If you can’t find what you’re looking for with any of the hatcheries and farms above, you could try the local listings.
Here’s a link to the Craigslist page for chickens for sale in Arizona. You’ll usually find everything from just-hatched chicks, to hens, roosters (check you’re allowed roosters in your area), rare breeds, and so on.
Just be really careful when buying from local listings as the chickens will not be checked for diseases to the same standard as an NPIP certified hatchery.
Buying From Online Hatcheries
If you want all the safeguards of buying from a hatchery while being able to find just about any breed and have them delivered to your door, I recommend buying from an online hatchery.
Personally, I’ve always found Cackle Hatchery to the best online hatchery. They have the smallest minimum order numbers I’ve seen, free shipping on some orders, and all-around great pricing.
Things to Be Aware of When Buying Chicks
When buying chickens, there are a few things to be aware of:
- First of all, you should always check you’re allowed to keep chickens in your area.
- Knowing you can keep chickens, call the hatcheries above or browse some listing to find chicks to visit.
- If you’re building your own flock, you should always visit chicks in person when possible.
- Give the chicks a good look over. Check their vent, eyes, and nostrils in particular for any signs of dirt or discharge.
- Pay attention to how they are breathing. Often, the first sign of illness or disease in your chicks is labored breathing or breathing with their mouths open.
- Check what vaccinations they’ve had and what the hatchery recommends after you take them.
- With healthy chickens checked and ready to go, take them home and start enjoying the fun and rewarding job of looking after backyard chickens!
What NPIP Certified Means
NPIP stands for the National Poultry Improvement Plan and is a voluntary certification hatcheries can take to show they care for their animals with a high level of care.
When a hatchery seeks NPIP certification they have their flocks tested to ensure they are free from diseases. They are also given guidance on chicken breeding and keeping best practices.
It’s a program that is overseen by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and managed at state level.
It’s not a legal requirement, so it’s not something that breeders have to have to sell chicks. I will say that most hatcheries are NPIP certified though, as it’s not expensive or difficult to do and it demonstrates they care about their flock.