If you’re looking for chicken hatcheries in Kansas, your options are limited.
As at the time of writing this, your best bet is to visit Heartland Hatchery in Amsterdam, MO to see chicks in person.
I’ve listed their details below, along with some community forums are places to order chicks online.
You should be able to find some new additions for your backyard flock. It just might not be close enough for you to pop over in person.
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Chicken Hatchery Kansas Listing
|Heartland Hatchery||Amsterdam, MO||660-424-0408||http://www.heartlandhatchery.net/|
|Stromberg's Chickens||Hackensack, MN||(800) 720-1134||https://www.strombergschickens.com/|
|Cackle Hatchery||Lebanon, MO||417-532-4581||https://www.cacklehatchery.com/|
Address - Amsterdam, MO
Phone - 660-424-0408
Contact - [email protected]
Website - http://www.heartlandhatchery.net/
Here are some other places where you can order or find chicks and chickens if you’re in Kansa:
Southeast Kansas Poultry Club Facebook Group - This is a group for anyone and everyone in the southeast Kansas area to advertise chicks for sale and ask for specific breeds.
Strombergs Chickens - Strombergs Chickens is a large online retailer selling all kinds of birds and related products. They hatch common breeds all year round and have quite the list of birds.
Cackle Hatchery - Cackle Hatchery was the first online seller I heard about and I’ve known dozens of people to buy from them. They’re NPIP certified and have a great service.
They have a wide range of chicks, chickens, and other products too. If you want to order chicks without leaving your home it doesn’t get much easier than placing an order with Cackle Hatchery.
What Is NPIP?
The National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) is a voluntary accreditation poultry breeders can opt into.
To obtain NPIP certification, a hatchery or poultry breeder needs to follow their guidelines covering best practices and testing for a range of diseases in their flocks.
It’s added security for (you) anyone buying from them that they’re doing everything right to ensure they’re selling birds free from diseases. It’s not a legal requirement, but it’s always good to see.
Some Tips to Be Prepared When Your New Chicks Arrive
You should always discuss how to care for your new chicks with the hatchery you’re buying from.
Here are some tips to help you be prepared:
Feeding Chicks - You’ll have some hungry little chicks, make sure you have some commercial chick starter feed to hand. You’ll probably be feeding them this for around 8 weeks.
Water - Provide at least a gallon of fresh drinking water per 50 chicks. You’re not likely to have that many chicks, I know, so divide it down accordingly. You can also add 3 tablespoons of table sugar per quart for the first couple of days to give the little chicks an energy boost.
Heat - For the first week, chicks need to be in temperatures ranging from 90-95 degrees. You can then reduce the temp by 5 degrees each week until you’re at 70 degrees. By this time, they should be fine without any artificial heat.
Space - Your little chicks need space to roam around and find their feet. Try and give them at least 1/s sq ft of space each. Even if they end up huddling together, they need the space to feel secure and develop stress-free.
Observation - I’m sure you’ll spend a lot of time watching your chicks over the first few days. It’s a fun and exciting time watching them learn about their own little world and develop their basic skills.
Just be sure to check they are eating and drinking enough. That they get along nicely together, and everything looks fine.