Looking for a chicken hatchery in New York to buy some baby chicks or chickens for your backyard flock? Or, maybe fertilized eggs to hatch at home?
I’ve put together a list of all the hatcheries I was able to find. Keep in mind that most hatcheries do not have chicks available all year round, but I hope you find what you’re looking for.
Chicken Hatchery New York Listing
|Catch A Torii Farms||Clifton Springs, NY||1-585-209-3223||https://www.catchatoriifarms.com/|
|Long Island Poultry||Baiting Hollow, NY||631-457-0612||https://www.longislandpoultry.net/|
|Clyde’s Feed and Animal Center||Hamburg, NY||716-648-2171||https://clydesfeed.com/|
Catch A Torii Farms
Address – Clifton Springs, NY
Phone – 1-585-209-3223
Contact – Office@catchatoriifarms.com
Website – https://www.catchatoriifarms.com/
Long Island Poultry
Address – Baiting Hollow, NY
Phone – 631-457-0612
Contact – email@example.com
Website – https://www.longislandpoultry.net/
Clyde’s Feed and Animal Center
Address – Hamburg, NY
Phone – 716-648-2171
Contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – https://clydesfeed.com/
Hopefully, you’ll find some availability of the chicks you want from one of the hatcheries above. It’s always nice to pick up chicks in person, although I appreciate it’s not always possible.
If you can’t get to a seller in person, I recommend checking out one of these online hatcheries:
Cackle Hatchery – I’ve used Cackle Hatchery and am happy to recommend them. They are NPIP registered, based in Lebanon, Missouri, and have a really wide range of poultry.
Stromberg’s Chickens – Stromberg’s are based in Hackensack, Minnesota. They also have a wide range of live chicks, hatching chicks, and just about anything else your backyard flock will need.
What NPIP Means
You may have noticed some poultry sellers saying their NPIP certified. NPIP stands for the National Poultry Improvement Plan, it’s a voluntary plan poultry sellers can join to demonstrate they are testing for diseases within their flock.
It’s not a legal requirement and doesn’t mean you can’t trust sellers not part of the NPIP. But it’s always good to see that logo on their website.
What to Look for When Buying Chicks
When picking up chicks in person, there are a few things to look for that can make all the difference. Here is what I recommend:
- First of all, check the local laws where you live regarding keeping backyard chickens. I know keeping hens is ok for the most part in New York, but roosters and some other types of birds are not.
- Once you called around and booked a time to visit some newly hatched chicks, check out any reviews you can find online about the farm/hatchery where you’re buying from.
- When you turn up, take a look around. Just make sure you’re happy they look like a responsible and professional seller. This is livestock you’re buying after all.
- Ask if they are NPIP certified (I explained what this means above). It’s not a deal-breaker if not, but it’s also worthwhile asking about vaccinations and what they recommend.
- Check all of your chicks over; look for any signs of dirt around their eyes, nose, and vent. Make sure they’re moving and chirping like a happy and healthy chick.
That’s about it. As long as everything looks and feels right and you get a warm feeling inside about the seller, take those chicks and show them their new home!