Looking for farms and chicken hatcheries in Utah to buy baby chickens, chickens, or hatching eggs?
Below, I’ve put together a list of all the businesses selling poultry in Utah to help you find a seller near to you.
I hope you find the birds you’re looking for to add to your backyard flock. Good luck!
Chicken Hatchery Utah Listing
|Chase Hatchery||Salt Lake City, UT||801-867-1950||https://www.chasehatchery.com/|
|Sunspring Ranch||Provo, UT||801-830-8515||http://sunspringranch.com/|
Address – Salt Lake City, UT
Phone – 801-867-1950
Contact – email@example.com
Website – https://www.chasehatchery.com/
Address – Provo, UT
Phone – 801-830-8515
Contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – http://sunspringranch.com/
It’s always fun to visit a farm or hatchery and pick up some chicks in person, but it’s not always possible to find a hatchery close by.
Buying chicks online is really popular. There are loads of online hatcheries, and you can browse a larger number of breeds and place an order within a few minutes.
If you want to order chicks online, here are a couple of the hatcheries I recommend checking out:
Cackle Hatchery – I’ve used Cackle Hatchery and am happy to recommend them. They are NPIP certified, based in Lebanon, Missouri, and stock a wide range of birds and other related kit.
Stromberg’s Chickens – Stromberg’s are based in Hackensack, Minnesota. They also stock a wide range of poultry goods and accessories, and of course loads of different breeds of hatching eggs and chicks.
What Do You Need to Raise Chicks?
You should always ask the seller you’re buying chicks from about what kit they recommend. To give you a general idea, however, here are the basics you need to be prepared with:
Brooder – The easiest and most effective way to raise baby chicks is in a brooder. This is a small enclosed area, usually with a lamp attached to provide the warmth they need.
Feeding – You can’t bring home chicks without having food for them! Pick up a good quality starter feed and your chicks will be super happy.
Drinking water – The best type of water for baby chicks is a shallow waterer or dish they can easily reach.
Space – A brooder will have a recommended capacity. Don’t cramp or overcrowd your chicks, give them more space than recommended if you can. Creating a happy, stress-free environment from the start is crucial.
Should I Buy From an NPIP Certified Poultry Seller?
The National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) is a voluntary testing and certification program poultry sellers and breeders can obtain.
The NPIP provides a State-Federal program that outlines standards for testing poultry breeding stocks of baby chicks, chickens, hatching eggs and ensures a breeder is doing everything they can to identify and eliminate any diseases.
Sellers are required to join the NPIP if they are selling poultry across state lines, but it’s not a legal requirement to sell within the state they’re operating in.
It doesn’t need to be make or break if you’re considering buying from a seller. It’s certainly reassuring to see the black and white logo on a sellers site showing they test their flocks, however.