Looking for chicken hatcheries in Michigan to find chickens and chicks for sale?
I’ve put together a list of the hatcheries and farms selling hatching eggs and baby chickens for backyard flock owners below.
Take a look and see if you can find a hatchery near you. If not, I’ve added some additional resources below where you can find communities and online hatcheries.
Chicken Hatchery Michigan Listing
|Duck ‘N’ Coop Hatchery||Columbiaville, MI||810-656-5589||Facebook Page|
|The Chick Hatchery LLC||Lansing, MI||517-285-6558||https://thechickhatchery.com/|
|Townline Poultry Farm||Zeeland, MI||888-685-0040||https://townlinehatchery.com/|
Duck ‘N’ Coop Hatchery
Address - Columbiaville, MI
Phone - 810-656-5589
Contact - NA
Website - Facebook Page
The Chick Hatchery LLC
Address - Lansing, MI
Phone - 517-285-6558
Contact - [email protected]
Website - https://thechickhatchery.com/
Townline Poultry Farm
Address - Zeeland, MI
Phone - 888-685-0040
Contact - [email protected]
Website - https://townlinehatchery.com/
Personally, I prefer picking up chicks in person so I can check out the seller and ask any questions I have.
That’s not always possible though. If you can’t find a hatchery near to you or go in person for any reason, here are a couple of online hatcheries:
Stromberg Chickens - Based in Hackensack, Minnesota, Stromberg sells everything from day-old chicks to all the accessories and poultry-related kit you’d need to run your own hatchery.
Cackle Hatchery - Cackle is an NPIP registered hatchery based in Lebanon, Missouri. They also have a wide range of chicken breeds and varieties to choose from and can ship out new chicks at a few clicks of a button.
Urban Laying Hens Facebook Group - This group is for anyone interested in urban laying hens and backyard chickens. It’s a public group aimed at flock owners in Grand Rapids, MI.
Should You Buy From NPIP Certified Breeders?
You will see some poultry breeders advertising they are NPIP certified. NPIP stands for the National Poultry Improvement Plan and is a voluntary certification poultry breeders take to demonstrate they are testing their flock for diseases.
It’s not a legal requirement and if a seller isn’t part of the NPIP it doesn’t mean you’ll be buying sick chicks. But it is some added reassurance that the breeder is taking steps to raise healthy chicks.
How to Care for New Baby Chicks
Caring for new baby chicks is loads of fun, and not that much work honestly (as long as you’re prepared).
Here’s how to be best prepared for your new baby chicks:
Warmth - Chicks need to be kept in a warm place. You’ll need to provide a brooding area around 95-100 degrees. After a couple of weeks, you can start reducing the temperature by 5 degrees a week until they are a month old.
Food and water - You need to provide fresh drinking water and starter feed in separate containers. It’s important you keep an eye on them and make sure they’re drinking and eating enough daily.
Space - Provide half an sq ft of space per chick in their brooding area. Having plenty of space to roam will reduce the risk of fighting and stress.
Outside of these basic care tips, be sure to always wash your hands before and after handling your chicks. Don’t give them any food scraps, and don’t let them loose around your home.