Trying to find a chicken hatchery in Montana near you?
If you’re looking for hatching eggs, baby chicks, or chickens, for your backyard flock, it’s not easy to find a hatchery in Montana.
I did my best to find poultry breeders selling baby chicks but wasn’t able to find any right now.
Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean you have to go without chicks. There are some awesome online hatcheries to order from. Here are a few of the best to check out:
Chicken Hatchery Montana Listings: Online Hatcheries
|Murray McMurray Hatchery||Webster City, IA||515-832-3280||https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/|
|Cackle Hatchery||Lebanon, MO||417-532-4581||https://www.cacklehatchery.com/|
|Freedom Ranger Hatchery, Inc||Reinholds, PA||717-964-4287||https://www.freedomrangerhatchery.com/|
|Meyer Hatchery||Polk, OH||888-568-9755||https://www.meyerhatchery.com/|
Murray McMurray Hatchery
Address – Webster City, IA
Phone – 515-832-3280
Contact – Online Form
Website – https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/
Address – Lebanon, MO
Phone – 417-532-4581
Contact – Online Form
Website – https://www.cacklehatchery.com/
Freedom Ranger Hatchery, Inc.
Address – Reinholds, PA
Phone – 717-964-4287
Contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – https://www.freedomrangerhatchery.com/
Address – Polk, OH
Phone – 888-568-9755
Contact – email@example.com
Website – https://www.meyerhatchery.com/
Tips When Bringing Home Baby Chicks
If you’re buying chicks for the first time, don’t panic. It is really easy to care for baby chicks – honest.
There are a few things you need to be prepared, and some stuff to be aware of though. Here are the basics:
Housing – Chicks start off in a brooder for their first six or so weeks until they’ve developed their juvenile feathers. A brooder is a heated house and is the best way to raise baby chicks.
Feeding – Feeding baby chicks is simple, all you need to do is pick up a bag of starter feed. They eat this for about 8 weeks, and it provides all the nutrition they need.
Drinking – Chicks drink water. Pick up a shallow waterer that they can easily find and get access to and top it up daily with clean drinking water.
Warmth – They need to be kept warm, after all, they don’t have proper feathers for several weeks. You’ll need a heat lamp to keep their brooder in the 90-95 degree range. This then tapers off 5 degrees a week until it’s down to 55 degrees.
That’s the basics. It’s always a good idea to speak to a seller you’re buying from as to what they recommend too.
Choosing a Good Poultry Seller
When buying live animals, you should always buy from a seller you feel comfortable with. Here are a few tips to help you find a good seller:
Look for reviews – You can’t always find online reviews, but it doesn’t do any harm to look. Do a little research into the company you’re interested in buying from and see if you can find any customer reviews.
NPIP registered – You may have noticed some poultry sellers are NPIP certified. This stands for the National Poultry Improvement Plan and means the seller has opted to test their flock for a range of diseases.
Ask them questions – Ask a few questions and see how helpful and knowledgeable they are. When buying anything, you can tell a lot about a company from their customer service.