Looking for chicken hatcheries in West Virginia?
If you want to buy baby chicks, hatching eggs, chickens, or other poultry, I’ve put together a list of all the hatcheries I could find offering various breeds of chickens suitable for a backyard setting.
Below you’ll find a listing of poultry sellers in the state, as well as some additional resources to help you connect with other backyard chicken keepers, and some online hatcheries.
Hopefully, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for – good luck!
Chicken Hatchery West Virginia Listing
|Orchard Valley Poultry||Rainelle, WV||304-667-6216||https://scottperry214.wixsite.com/|
|Thankful Valley Farms & Hatchery||Buffalo, WV||304-458-2113||https://thankfulvalleyfarms.com/|
|Double D Farms Hatchery||Keyser, WV||304-790-2386||https://doubledfarmshatchery.weebly.com/|
|Love of Peeps Hatchery||Ranger, WV||304-778-3538||http://loveofpeepshatchery.com/|
Orchard Valley Poultry
Address – Rainelle, WV
Phone – 304-667-6216
Contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – https://scottperry214.wixsite.com/
Thankful Valley Farms & Hatchery
Address – Buffalo, WV
Phone – 304-458-2113
Contact – Form on site
Website – https://thankfulvalleyfarms.com/
Double D Farms Hatchery
Address – Keyser, WV
Phone – 304-790-2386
Contact – Form on site
Website – https://doubledfarmshatchery.weebly.com/
Love of Peeps Hatchery
Address – Ranger, WV
Phone – 304-778-3538
Contact – email@example.com
Website – http://loveofpeepshatchery.com/
If you’re looking to connect with other backyard chicken owners in West Virginia, I’ve found a couple of awesome resources.
At the time of writing this, the classifieds section was pretty active too as there’s a decent community of backyard flock owners in the state. Check out ClaZ.org to see what’s currently for sale in your area.
If you can’t find chicks or whatever else you’re looking for at a local hatchery, you’ll be able to find them online.
Online hatcheries are great for rare breeds in particular, and with hundreds of breeds in stock you’ll likely always find what you’re looking for.
Here are a few of the online poultry sellers I’ve either personally used, or have spoken with people who had great things to say about them:
McMurray Hatchery – I’ve heard a lot of good things about McMurray Hatchery, so I’m happy to recommend them. They stock a wide range of breeds and other equipment you’ll need to maintain a backyard flock.
Stromberg’s Hatchery – Based in Hackensack, MN, Stromberg’s is another hatchery with a wide range of breeds, types of poultry, and equipment.
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.
How to Prepare and Care for Baby Chicks
If you’re buying chicks, it’s important you have all the equipment you’ll need and know how to care for them.
Don’t worry, it’s really easy to care for baby chicks – and loads of fun.
Here are some tips to make sure you’re well prepared. Both with the equipment you need and what to expect:
Housing and warmth – The two essentials that are important to us as well as our chicks; housing and warmth.
You need an area that’s safe from other household pets, kids, and other dangers to house them. And, you’ll need to keep them nice and warm.
The easiest way is to buy or make a brooder with a heat lamp. Brooders are basically just small enclosures, often with heat lamps attached.
Chicks need to bask in 90-95 degree warmth for the first week. You can then reduce the temperature by 5 degrees a week for 6 or so weeks until they have a good coat of feathers.
Food and water – You can’t raise chicks without food and water. Pick up a good chick starter feed, these commercial feeds have been specially formulated to meet all their dietary needs.
Set up a waterer too. Waterers are small devices that are designed to make drinking water available. They are low down, so little chicks can reach their beaks in while having a lip to stop bedding being flicked in.
Fun and attention – With housing, warmth, and food and water covered, all that’s left is to enjoy raising young chicks.
If this is your first time, you’re going to realize it’s truly one of life’s miracles seeing these cute little balls of fluff grow into mature chickens.
And boy do they grow up fast. Within 6 weeks they will have gone from vulnerable little chicks discovering the world, to lively mature pullets and cockerels ready to tackle the great outdoors.