Looking for farms and hatcheries in Louisiana selling baby chicks and fertilized eggs to hatch at home?
I’ve done some investigating. There aren’t a lot of options in the Louisiana area that I was able to find.
I’ve listed the businesses below that might be able to help you. As well as some additional places to look online to help you find some new chicks.
Chicken Hatchery Louisiana Listing
|Eggs Chicks Chickens||Pierre Part, LA||985-992-0017||https://eggs-chicks-chickens.business.site/|
|Old Time Farm Supply, Inc||Gonzales, LA||225-647-4201||https://www.oldtimefarmsupplyinc.com/poultry-fowl|
|Stromberg's Chickens||Hackensack, MN||(800) 720-1134||https://www.strombergschickens.com/|
|Cackle Hatchery||Lebanon, MO||417-532-4581||https://www.cacklehatchery.com/|
Eggs Chicks Chickens
Address - Pierre Part, LA
Phone - 985-992-0017
Contact - NA
Old Time Farm Supply, Inc.
Address - Gonzales, LA
Phone - 225-647-4201
Contact - NA
Website - https://www.oldtimefarmsupplyinc.com/
I couldn’t find a lot of hatcheries selling new chicks all year round in Louisiana. If you can’t find what you want from the above listings, here are some other ways you can buy chicks:
Louisiana Chickens Facebook Group - Communities of backyard chicken owners are always fun to join. You’ll get to meet follow obsessive chicken owners, and you have a really good chance of finding baby chicks for sale.
Strombergs Chickens - Strombergs Chickens is a large online hatchery. You can order all kinds of live poultry and you can have some chicks on your doorstep in a matter of days.
Cackle Hatchery - Cackle Hatchery is another online breeder and hatchery. It’s always good to browse more than one online hatchery to open up more options. I’ve heard nothing but great things about Cackle Hatchery, and they advertise they’re NPIP certified.
What Does NPIP Mean When Buying Chicks?
NPIP stands for the National Poultry Improvement Plan. It’s a voluntary certification that poultry breeders and sellers can obtain to demonstrate they are testing their flocks for diseases.
I always like to see a seller is NPIP registered as if gives you that extra confidence that they are hatching chicks in a safe environment. Or, in a safe and a humane way as they can be.
How to Be Well Prepared for Your New Chicks
There isn’t a lot you need to be prepared for new chicks. But at the very least, here are some things you should be aware of:
Food - You can’t bring new chicks home without having food for them. You can pick up a bag of starter feed for a few bucks. Always read the label and take advice from your seller, but chicks are typically on starter feed for about 8 weeks.
Water - Fresh drinking water should be available around the clock. Change it daily to keep it fresh, and keep an eye on your chicks to make sure they’re drinking enough.
Space - Cramped conditions will cause stress and affect the health and happiness of your clutch of chicks. Try and provide at least half a square foot per each chick for them to roam around.
Heat - Your chicks will need to bask in heat around the 90-95 degree range for their first week. This will be reduced by 5 degrees a week down to 70 degrees where they should be old enough to live without artificial heat.
Observation - I never need to remind any new chick owners to keep an eye on their new babies, it’s hard not to keep watching them! Just be sure to keep a deliberate eye on them for any signs of problems.