Looking to start or add to your backyard flock? If you’re looking for farms and chicken hatcheries in Ohio selling fertilized eggs, baby chicks, or chickens, I’ve put together a list of businesses for you.
Keep in mind you never know what will be available at what times unless you contact them first.
Good luck, and I hope you find what you’re looking for.
Chicken Hatchery Ohio Listing
|Meyer Hatchery||Polk, OH||419-945-2651||https://www.meyerhatchery.com/|
|MT. Healthy Hatcheries||Cincinnati, OH||513-521-6900||http://www.mthealthy.com/|
|Ridgeway Hatchery||Larue, OH||740-499-2163||http://www.ridgwayhatchery.com/|
Address – Polk, OH
Phone – 419-945-2651
Contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – https://www.meyerhatchery.com/
MT. Healthy Hatcheries
Address – Cincinnati, OH
Phone – 513-521-6900
Contact – email@example.com
Website – http://www.mthealthy.com/
Address – Larue, OH
Phone – 740-499-2163
Contact – RidgwayEgg@aol.com
Website – http://www.ridgwayhatchery.com/
If you can’t find a hatchery near you or they don’t have chicks in, there are other options. You could try your local classifieds if you really want to see chicks before buying them.
Or, you could order from an online hatchery. Getting chicks shipped to your door is actually quick and easy. In just a few clicks, you can have just about any breed of baby chicks chirping away!
A couple of online hatcheries I recommend are:
Cackle Hatchery – I’ve used Cackle before and only have good things to say about them. Top-notch customer service, a huge range of chicken breeds, other poultry, and other accessories. I recommend checking them out.
Stromberg’s Chickens – Stromberg’s is another online hatchery with a huge range of chicks and other backyard chicken-related goods to browse.
Things to Be Aware of When Buying Chicks
Buying baby chicks is both exciting…and a little daunting the first time. At least, it was for me. But when you’ve done it a few times it becomes routine.
Anyway, here are some tips of what to look out for if you’re buying chicks from a hatchery/seller for the first time:
- I have to point out, first of all, check the local laws where you live. There might be restrictions on how many/types of chickens.
- When you’ve called around and found a hatchery that has what you’re looking for, try and find some reviews online. Reviews aren’t make or break, but it’s always nice to see some positive reviews.
- When you pick up your chicks, take a brief look around. Check they treat all their animals well, it’s clean, etc.
- Handle and look at your chicks before taking them. Check they’re breathing well, for signs of dirt around their eyes, nostrils, and vent, and anything else that doesn’t look right.
- Ask about vaccinations, if they’re part of the NPIP, what they do to ensure they’re disease-free etc.
As long as everything looks clean and professional and your chicks look healthy and happy, bring them home and start enjoying the fun of backyard chicken ownership!
What NPIP Certification Means
NPIP stands for the National Poultry Improvement Plan. It’s a certification poultry sellers and breeders can obtain if they follow some strict guidelines covering testing for diseases and breeding poultry in a safe environment.
It’s not mandatory or required by law, so don’t let that put you off if you’re otherwise happy with a seller. It is an extra guarantee that they’re doing everything they can to breed and sell healthy birds though.