Are you looking for hatching eggs to incubate at home, baby chicks, or chickens for sale in Tennessee?
If so, I’ve done some digging and put together a list of all the hatcheries in Tennessee I was able to find. As well as some additional places to find chickens and some online hatcheries.
You have more than enough places to find those baby chicks you’re after! Take a look and see if you can find somewhere that works for you - good luck!
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Chicken Hatchery Tennessee Listing
|A Different Chick Farm and Orchard||Johnson City, TN||423-534-0353||http://adifferentchickfarm.com/|
|Poultry Hollow Hatchery||Brush Creek, TN||615-477-7936||http://www.poultryhollow.org/|
A Different Chick Farm and Orchard
Address - Johnson City, TN
Phone - 423-534-0353
Contact - NA
Website - http://adifferentchickfarm.com/
Poultry Hollow Hatchery
Address - Brush Creek, TN
Phone - 615-477-7936
Contact - Form on Site
Website - http://www.poultryhollow.org/
If you’re not able to find what you’re looking for with the above hatcheries, you could look at the local classifieds and listings.
Obviously, there are some added risks when buying live animals from classified it’s you’re not experienced. All I can really advise is to ask as many questions as you can and don’t buy anything chicks or chickens if you don’t feel 100% happy about the deal.
If you can’t find a hatchery or seller with the chickens you want from the above resources, ordering online might be your best option.
I’ve ordered chicks online before, it’s actually really convenient. You can browse hundreds of different breeds of chickens, and within a few clicks, you can have them in the post on their way to you.
Here are a few of the places to buy chicks online:
Cackle Hatchery - With more than 200 varieties of poultry for sale on their site, there’s a good chance you’ll find what you’re looking for.
McMurray Hatchery - A hatchery that has been in business for more than 100 years, so they know a thing or two about poultry! Huge range of birds and breeds to browse, and I hear their customer service is awesome.
Stromberg’s Hatchery - I haven’t used Stromberg’s myself, but I know a few people who have. They all had good things to say about Stromgberg’s, so I’m happy to recommend anyone checks them out.
Tips to Help You Be Prepared for Baby Chicks
Caring for chicks is easy and you don’t need much equipment. Here are the basic things you need to know and the equipment you’ll need:
A brooder - Your chicks are going to need somewhere safe and warm to live. They’re fragile for the first few weeks of their lives, so picking a brooder is the best solution.
A brooder is just a small enclosed space designed for chicks. They usually come with a heat lamp, or you can buy one separately, and they will let you know how many chicks you can have in there.
Waterer - Waterers are just small devices that hold drinking water for chicks. They are typically shallow, providing easy access, and all you have to do is fill it with fresh drinking water each day.
Feed - This part is simple. There are commercial feeds designed for baby chicks, you’ll usually feed them this up until they are 8 weeks old.
Warmth - As I mentioned above when talking about a brooder, they usually come with a heat lamp. This is because baby chicks need to be kept warm around 95-100 degrees for the first week.
You can reduce the temperature by 5 degrees per week until they are 4-6 weeks old and have their own feathers to keep themselves warm.