Looking for a chicken hatchery in Minnesota to buy chicks, chickens, or hatching eggs for your backyard flock?
I’ve done some research into farms, hatcheries, and poultry sellers in the state of Minnesota, and listed all the businesses I could find below.
I hope you find what you’re looking for, good luck!
Chicken Hatchery Minnesota Listing
|Minnesota Chicken and Egg||Buffalo, MN||763-682-2171||http://www.mnchicken.org/|
|VJP Poultry||Forest Lake, MN||651-464-3980||https://vjppoultry.com/|
|Sunny Creek Hatchery||Red Lake Falls, MN||218-253-2291||http://sunnycreekhatchery.com/|
Minnesota Chicken and Egg
Address – Buffalo, MN
Phone – 763-682-2171
Contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – http://www.mnchicken.org/
Address – Forest Lake, MN
Phone – 651-464-3980
Contact – email@example.com
Website – https://vjppoultry.com/
Sunny Creek Hatchery
Address – Red Lake Falls, MN
Phone – 218-253-2291
Contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – http://sunnycreekhatchery.com/
If you’re not able to find the breed of chicken you want from the hatcheries above or can’t get out to one in person, there are some great online hatcheries.
I’ve used online hatcheries before. There’s no denying it’s a lot more convenient, you can order your chicks in a few clicks and have them in the post to you in a couple of days.
Here are a few of the largest online hatcheries to check out:
Tractor Supply – Tractor Supply stocks a variety of chicken breeds and all the kit you’ll need for your backyard flock.
Cackle Hatchery – Cackle is an NPIP certified hatchery based in Missouri. They have just about every breed of chicken I can think of, usually have some decent offers on, and have a great reputation.
Stromberg’s Chickens – Another online hatchery with a huge catalog of breeds and types of poultry to choose from.
Tips When Bringing Home New Chicks
Raising baby chicks is loads of fun and very rewarding. Chicks are fragile during the first few weeks of their lives, but with the right kit and knowing what to do – it’s not difficult.
Here is the basic kit you need and what you should know:
Brooder – A brooder is an enclosed space for raising baby chicks. Provide a couple of inches of soft bedding and around half to 1 sq ft of space per chick.
Warmth – Chicks need to be kept in temperatures between 92-95 degrees. This is easiest done with a heat lamp, and be reduced by 5 degrees a week until they have a coat of feathers.
Food – Provide a quality starter feed for the first 8 weeks. This will make sure they’re getting all the nutrition they need to grow and develop.
Water – Chicks need fresh drinking water that’s easily accessible. Provide a shallow waterer, and give their beaks a dip in the water if they need a little help.
What Does NPIP Mean?
If you’re concerned about diseases and buying from a reputable breeder, you should check the breeder is NPIP certified.
NPIP stands for the National Poultry Improvement Plan. It’s a voluntary plan, but breeders do need to join if they want to sell poultry across state borders.
They have some strict rules around testing for diseases and breeding best practices. So, it’s always added reassurance when a breeder is NPIP certified.