Mississippis is a great place to keep backyard chickens. If you’re looking for breeders, sellers, and hatcheries with chicks for sale in Mississippi, I’ve put together a listing for you.
If you can’t find a seller close enough to visit in person, I’ve also listed some additional options at the end of the listings.
Good luck finding your new chicks!
Chicken Hatchery Mississippi Listing
|Bresse Farms||Pontotoc, MS||662-871-5789||https://www.bressefarms.com/|
|Omega Hills Farm||Columbus, MS||662-368-8765||http://omegahillsfarm.com/|
|Marks Happy Hens||Hernando, MS||901-619-9376||https://marks-happy-hens.business.site/|
|Southern Farm Hatchery||Perkinson, MS||228-255-8529||http://southernfarmhatchery.com/Local-Orders.php|
Address - Pontotoc, MS
Phone - 662-871-5789
Contact - NA
Website - https://www.bressefarms.com/
Omega Hills Farm
Address - Columbus, MS
Phone - 662-368-8765
Contact - [email protected]
Website - http://omegahillsfarm.com/
Marks Happy Hens
Address - Hernando, MS
Phone - 901-619-9376
Contact - NA
Website - https://marks-happy-hens.business.site/
Southern Farm Hatchery
Address - Perkinson, MS
Phone - 228-255-8529
Contact - NA
Website - http://southernfarmhatchery.com/Local-Orders.php
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.
South Mississippi Facebook Group - This is a public Facebook group for anyone in south Mississippi wanting to buy or sell ducks and chickens.
ClaZ.org - You could always try the local listings if you want to stick to local but can’t find a hatchery. There are some obvious risks involved, so I’d reserve this option for the more experienced poultry buyers.
How to Care for New Baby Chicks
If you’re buying new baby chicks for the first time; first of all, congrats. Second, here are some of the basics you need to be aware of:
Feeding - Baby chicks need to eat! This is really simple, you can pick up some starter feed when buying your chicks. They will eat this for the first 8 weeks or so.
Drinking water - Making sure they have fresh drinking water available at all times is equally, if not more important. New chicks might need a little encouragement to drink too, just dip their beak in the water for them.
Warmth - It’s important their brooding area is kept around 95 degrees when they’re firstborn. You can slowly drop this temperature over the coming weeks until they are about a month old.
Living conditions - As long as you provide plenty of space - about half an sq ft per chick - and an enclosed area, you’ll have some happy chicks.
Now all you need to do is enjoy witnessing one of life’s miracles. Watching your chicks discovering the world, growing up, and becoming adult chickens.
What NPIP Means When Buying Chicks
NPIP stands for the National Poultry Improvement Plan. It’s a voluntary program overseen by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and managed by each state.
It was first established to eliminate Pullorum Disease in 1935. Over the years it’s developed into more of a best practice for breeding poultry and requires breeders to test their flock for a number of potential diseases.
It’s not essential, but it’s always an added bonus to buy from a poultry breeder that is NPIP certified.