Looking for chickens, chicks, or hatching eggs for your backyard flock in Virginia?
I’ve put together a list of all the farms, poultry sellers, and hatcheries in Virginia to help you find a business near you selling chicks.
Hopefully, you’ll find what you’re looking for from one of the businesses listed below. Good luck!
Chicken Hatchery Virginia Listing
|Mr Animal Farm||VA||540-296-4720||https://mranimalfarm.com/|
|Bordeaux Farms||Culpeper, VA||540-718-8680||http://www.bordeauxfarms.com/|
|Wolf Hill||Bedford, VA||434-229-5452||https://www.wolfhillva.com/|
|Loudounberry Farm & Garden||Leesburg, VA||703-772-8104||http://loudounberryfarm.com|
|Royal Vista Silkie Chickens||New Kent, VA||804-317-6919||Facebook Page|
Mr Animal Farm
Address – VA
Phone – 540-296-4720
Contact – MrAnimalFarm@gmail.com
Website – https://mranimalfarm.com/
Address – Culpeper, VA
Phone – 540-718-8680
Contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – http://www.bordeauxfarms.com/
Address – Bedford, VA
Phone – 434-229-5452
Contact – email@example.com
Website – https://www.wolfhillva.com/
Loudounberry Farm & Garden
Address – Leesburg, VA
Phone – 703-772-8104
Contact – NA
Website – http://loudounberryfarm.com/
Royal Vista Silkie Chickens
Address – New Kent, VA
Phone – 804-317-6919
Contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – Facebook Page
If you can’t find a hatchery near you or get to visit chicks in person, don’t worry – there are loads of awesome online hatcheries to order from.
The downside is that you can’t see your chicks and chicks before you buy them. But the upside is that you can place an order within minutes and have some new chicks and all the starter kit you need in the post.
If this sounds like a better option to you, here are a couple of online hatcheries I recommend checking out:
Stromberg’s Chickens – Stromberg’s are based in Hackensack, Minnesota. They stock a huge range of live chicks and other birds, as well as all the equipment you’d need to keep your backyard flock happy.
Cackle Hatchery – Cackle is an NPIP certified online hatchery that can also ship out just about any breed of backyard chicken within days. It’s hard to beat the convenience of a few clicks and having new baby chicks arriving within a couple of days!
What Kit Do You Need for New Baby Chicks?
You should always ask for advice from the seller you’re buying from as there might be some breed-specific things you need to be aware of.
As a general guide, however, here are the basic things you need to be aware of when buying new chicks:
Feeding – Let’s start with the obvious, baby chicks are going to need food. You can browse starter feeds that are appropriate for their age and they’ll start munching this up right away.
Water – You’ll also need a waterer for your chicks with fresh drinking water being available. You might need to dip their beak in to show them where it is.
Warmth – Chicks haven’t grown out a nice warm coat of feathers yet, so you’ll need to provide some warmth. This is usually done with a lamp in their brooder.
Space – Good living conditions are essential for a happy and healthy flock of baby chicks. Provide enough space, keep their living area clean, and this is the easy part, give them plenty of attention!
What Does NPIP Mean?
Some breeders and poultry sellers are NPIP certified. They will usually display the small black and white badge to display this, or you can ask them if you’re interested.
NPIP stands for the National Poultry Improvement Plan, it’s a voluntary State–Federal cooperative testing and certification program for poultry sellers.
Sellers that opt to obtain their certification have to demonstrate they are testing their flocks for a number of diseases. It costs a few hundred bucks too, so it’s always reassuring to see a breeder is certified.