If you’re looking for chicken hatcheries in Connecticut to pick up some new additions to your flock, I’ve listed the farms and hatcheries I was able to find.
Here are the contact details for hatcheries in Connecticut:
Chicken Hatchery Connecticut Listing
|Fresh Farm Products||Ellington, CT||860-836-5272||http://www.myfarmstand.com/|
|Clark Farm||Higganum, CT||860-539-7004||https://www.clarkfarmbusiness.com/|
|Burr Farm||Danielson, CT||860-774-3315||http://burrfarm.com/|
|The Strong Family Farm||Vernon, CT||860-874-9020||http://www.strongfamilyfarm.org/
|Cathy's House of Chickens||Southbury, CT||860-384-5231||https://cathyshouseofchickens.com/|
|The Henson Menagerie||Bolton, CT||NA||https://www.hensonmenagerie.com/|
Fresh Farm Products
Address – Ellington, CT
Phone – 860-836-5272
Contact – NA
Website – http://www.myfarmstand.com/
Address – Higganum, CT
Phone – 860-539-7004
Contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – https://www.clarkfarmbusiness.com/
Address – Danielson, CT
Phone – 860-774-3315
Contact – NA
Website – http://burrfarm.com/
The Strong Family Farm
Address – Vernon, CT
Phone – 860-874-9020
Contact – NA
Website – http://www.strongfamilyfarm.org/
Cathy’s House of Chickens
Address – Southbury, CT
Phone – 860-384-5231
Contact – NA
Website – https://cathyshouseofchickens.com/
The Henson Menagerie
Address – Bolton, CT
Phone – NA
Contact – HensonMenagerie@comcast.net
Website – https://www.hensonmenagerie.com/
If you can’t find what you’re looking for from the above hatcheries – or if you just want the convenience of being able to order chicks to your door – I recommend checking out online hatcheries.
One of the longest serving online hatcheries, and the place where I’ve ordered chicks from before is Cackle Hatchery.
They have competitive prices, one of the largest ranges of chicken breeds, quick turnaround times, and usually have some kind of offer on worth checking out. You can check out Cackle Hatchery by clicking here.
Tips – What to Look for When Buying Chicks
Buying chicks for the first time is exciting! Don’t get carried away without doing your due diligence, though.
Here are some basic tips that will help you find and buy healthy chicks and chickens for your backyard flock:
- Take the time to find a breeder you’re happy with and that has a good reputation as far as you can find out.
- When you arrive to see your chicks, look around their premises to ensure they care for all the animals to a high standard.
- Take a close look at each bird you’re buying. You’re looking for any signs of illness, such as dirt or discharge, mites in their feathers, and so on.
- The chicks should be moving around freely, have bright and alert eyes, and breathing normally. If they are breathing with their mouths open or not chirping, there might be an issue.
- Ask the breeder which diseases they vaccinate their flocks against and if they’re NPIP (more below) certified.
- If you’re happy the birds are healthy, happy, and the breeder has impressed you – take them home to their new living quarters!
What The National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Means
You may have seen farms, hatcheries, and poultry sellers saying they’re NPIP certified. NPIP stands for the National Poultry Improvement Plan, and it’s a voluntary certification that poultry breeders can participate in.
If they’re NPIP certified, it means they have to submit to regular testing for diseases in their flocks. It’s also a good indication that they care about their animals and want to operate to a high standard.
Personally, I always look for NPIP certified businesses when buying poultry. It’s not rare or hard to do, and it’s just an added peace of mind.