If you live in Oregon and want to buy chicks for your backyard flock, your best options are farms and hatcheries in your area.
I’ve done the legwork for you and put together a list of hatcheries in the state of Oregon. Take a look and see if you can find one near to where you live.
Chicken Hatchery Oregon Listing
|Jenks Hatchery||Tangent, OR||541-928-8928||https://mranimalfarm.com/|
|Pete’s Hatchery||Gervais, OR||1-844-307-4777||http://www.peteshatchery.com/|
|Burns Feed Store||Gresham, OR||503-663-3246||https://burnsfeed.com/|
|Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply||Portland, OR||503-517-8551||http://naomisorganic.blogspot.com/|
Address – Tangent, OR
Phone – 541-928-8928
Contact – NA
Address – Gervais, OR
Phone – 1-844-307-4777
Contact – NA
Website – http://www.peteshatchery.com/
Burns Feed Store
Address – Gresham, OR
Phone – 503-663-3246
Contact – email@example.com
Website – https://burnsfeed.com/
Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply
Address – Portland, OR
Phone – 503-517-8551
Contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – http://naomisorganic.blogspot.com/
If you can’t find a hatchery near you from the businesses above, don’t panic – you have other options.
It’s always nice to see chicks in person before buying them, but if it’s not possible you can order chicks from an online hatchery.
A couple of hatcheries I recommend are:
Stromberg’s Chickens – Stromberg’s is a hatchery based in Hackensack, MN. They have a huge range of baby chicks, chickens, other poultry, and accessories. I recommend checking them out, you could have some new baby chicks in the mail to you today.
Cackle Hatchery – Cackle Hatchery is another online hatchery that has a great reputation. They are an NPIP certified breeder, and just like Stromberg’s they offer a wide range of breeds.
Buying Baby Chicks – Things to Be Aware Of
Buying baby chicks is exciting, they’re so cute when they’re just days old.
It’s easy to get lead by your heart, so I’m here to remind you of the things you should check when buying chicks:
- If you’re buying your first chicks for your backyard flock, it’s always best to check your local laws to make sure you’re allowed chickens.
- Safe in the knowledge that you are, make some calls and see if you can find some new chicks available to visit and pick up.
- When you arrive to see your chicks, take a look at the hatchery, farm, or business. Just make sure they look like they’re operating professionally.
- When you see your chicks, give them a good check over to make sure they’re in perfect health. Look for signs of dirt or discharge around their eyes, nostrils, and vent, in particular.
- Ask the seller about vaccinations and what they recommend for healthcare when you take them home. Make sure you know exactly how you need to care for them in those important first weeks.
That’s about it. As long as you’re happy with the business, the seller, and your chicks, you can take them home and show them their new living space.
What NPIP Means
You may have seen some hatcheries and breeders advertising their business as “NPIP Certified” and wondered what this means.
NPIP stands for the National Poultry Improvement Plan. It’s a certification that poultry breeders and sellers can take, and it demonstrates they are testing their flocks for diseases and using best practices to breed their livestock.
It’s a voluntary certification, so not all businesses are NPIP registered. It’s not something that should put you off a seller if you otherwise get a good feeling from them, but it’s a good sign for sure.