If you live in Nebraska and you’re looking for chicken hatcheries selling baby chicks or hatching eggs, you don’t have a lot of options.
At least, not that I was able to find when researching the poultry selling businesses in the state.
I’m talking about local sellers, where you can visit and pick up your chicks in person. Because this is always the best way to buy chicks.
You do have some options if you want to buy chicks online though. There are also some active classifieds if you’re comfortable buying from other backyard flock owners.
Where to Buy Chickens in Nebraska
|Cackle Hatchery||Lebanon, MO||417-532-4581||https://www.cacklehatchery.com/|
|Stromberg’s Chickens||Hackensack, MN||218-587-2222||https://www.strombergschickens.com/|
Address – Lebanon, MO
Phone – 417-532-4581
Contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – https://www.cacklehatchery.com/
Cackle is an NPIP registered online hatchery based in Lebanon, Missouri. They sell all sorts of poultry, not just baby chicks. You can even find all the equipment you need to hatch your own eggs and provide for your backyard flock.
They also have a storefront, so you can pop by if you are in the area. I’ve never heard a bad word about them, so I’m always happy to recommend them.
Address – Hackensack, MN
Phone – 218-587-2222
Contact – email@example.com
Website – https://www.strombergschickens.com/
Stromberg’s also supplies a wide range of chickens and chicken-related equipment. They describe their business best in their own words:
Whether you need chickens to lay eggs, serve as meat, or simply want to keep them as pets, we have the right tools and resources to help make you successful.
Just keep in mind that backyard sellers are not going to be NPIP registered (I explain that in more detail below), and you often have little if any comeback if it doesn’t work out.
What NPIP Means When Buying Poultry
NPIP stands for the National Poultry Improvement Plan. What this means is that breeders or sellers that opt to earn this certification are following their guidelines.
The NPIP set out some guidelines on what diseases breeders should test for, as well as outlining some best practices for raising and selling healthy poultry.
It’s not required by law to be NPIP certified to sell poultry, which is why backyard breeders are not certified. It’s definitely something to look out for though, you want to be as sure as you can that you’re buying healthy chicks when dealing with hatcheries.