Looking for farms, poultry breeders, and chicken hatcheries in Missouri?
If you’re after hatching eggs, chicks, and chickens to add to your backyard flock, I’ve put together a listing of all the hatcheries and additional places you can find chicks for sale below.
Take a look and see if you can find what you’re looking for. Good luck!
Chicken Hatchery Missouri Listing
|S & K Poultry||Lebanon, MO||417-664-2035||https://s-k-poultry.business.site/|
|Reliable Poultry||Neosho, MO||417-451-0807||https://www.reliablepoultry.com/|
S & K Poultry
Address – Lebanon, MO
Phone – 417-664-2035
Contact – NA
Website – https://s-k-poultry.business.site/
Address – Neosho, MO
Phone – 417-451-0807
Contact – NA
Website – https://www.reliablepoultry.com/
If you can pick up chicks from a hatchery, that’s the best as you can see the conditions they were hatched in and ask any questions you 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:
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. You can have some chicks or hatching eggs in the mail in a few clicks.
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.
American Listed – The poultry classifieds and listings are pretty active on Americain Listed for Missouri. I’ve seen chicks for sale in Springfield, Kirksville, Joplin, Elkland, Aurora, Calwood, and loads of other locations.
Preparing for Your Baby Chicks
You’ll need to be prepared for your new chicks. Here are some of the basic things you need to be aware of. You should always discuss their care with the breeder/selling you’re buying from though.
Feeding – You can’t have chicks without having plenty of food for them. Pick up some chick starter feed and follow the instructions and you’ll be just fine. They’ll eat a starter feed for around 8 weeks.
Housing – You need a nice safe, enclosed, brooding area for your chicks to roam around and develop. If you can give them half an sq ft each that’ll be great.
Warmth – They need to be kept nice and warm while they are growing their feathers, especially their down feathers that help keep adult chickens warm. Start with a heat lamp giving them 90-95 degrees, and lower it by 5 degrees per week.
Water – We can’t forget the water! Chicks should sip on water throughout the day. They might need to be shown where it is, from there just keep an eye on them to be sure they’re drinking.
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. It’s developed into a more complete set of rules and best practices for breeding poultry over the years. It requires breeders to test their flock for a number of potential diseases.
It’s not required by law, and obviously private sellers with not be part of the NPIP. It’s always an added reassurance that you’re dealing with a professional breeder following good breeding practice though.