Deer Run Farm

Buy Chicks - Mail Order

Thanks for your interest in buying our chicks! We're now taking pre-orders for the fall hatching season. Ship dates will be every Tuesday from September 19th to October 10th. With just 4 weeks of chick hatching - be sure to pre-order soon as orders will be filled first come first served.

Chicks for mail order need to be in multiples of 25. This ensures sufficient body heat for the chicks to survive their journey. Feel free to mix and match smaller quantities of the different breeds. But, the total number of chicks ordered must equal 25, 50, 75, or 100. All of our chicks are vaccinated against Marek's disease to ensure they get a good start in life. We do not charge extra for this service like other hatcheries do.

Chicks are shipped weekly on Tuesdays via USPS Express Mail or USPS Priority Mail. Unfortunately, we cannot provide estimates as to when your chicks will ship. All orders will be filled in the order they are received. We also take into consideration the weather in the receiving state. For example, we won't ship chicks to Maine in March. You will be contacted via phone when your chicks ship. That will give you 24-48 hours notice. If you have any "black out" dates, indicate them in the "Notes" section during check out and we will not ship your order those weeks.

Ameraucana chick orders will contain both Blue and Black color varieties. Maran chick orders will contain both Black Copper and Blue Copper color varieties. We are not set up to sell only one color variety at this time. If you have a color preference, specify it in the "Notes" section during check out. We will do our best to try and accomodate your preference.

Breeders pick is exactly that. Chicks from any of the four breeds we raise that are left over after filling all breed-specific orders. When filling Breeders Pick orders, I try to mix up the breeds to give a variety, but some weeks, I may only have one or two breeds available. You may get only one breed, you may get all four breeds. If you place an order for several different breeds, I highly recommend you include a few Breeders Pick chicks. Not only will it save you money, but it will allow me to get your order out sooner. Often I may be short one or two chicks from one breed to complete an order. If I have the flexibility to substitute with a Breeders Pick chick, then your order goes out that week. We cannot accommodate breed preferences for Breeders Pick chicks. If you want to be sure to get certain breeds, you should order breed-specific chicks.

All chicks are sold straight run. Statistically, you should get approximately 50% males and 50% females. The larger your order, the closer you will get to this 50/50 split. Much like flipping a coin, you have a 50/50 chance of getting heads or tails but if you flip a coin 6 times, you may or may not get heads 3 of those times . . .

When paying with PayPal, please confirm that your telephone number and address in your email receipt is current. PayPal autofills the name, address and phone number on your chick order. If it is not current, the U.S. Post Office will not be able to call you when your chicks arrive. And, I will not be able to contact you. It won't end well for the chicks. You will get an email confirmation after you place your order. Please look at the address and phone number on your order to confirm that it is correct. Thank you!

 

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