Orders for Juveniles can begin being placed on the 15th of each month until sold-out. Those orders are then filled the second Tuesday of the following month. For example, if you place an order on January 15th the order will be scheduled for a pick up or will ship out on February 14th (the second Tuesday of that month). Any order placed between Jan 15th and Feb 14th will still be filled on Feb 14th. Orders placed after Feb 14th, but before new inventory is uploaded on Feb 15th will be filled as soon as possible as those birds are of age and ready to go. The order and fulfillment cycle will start over on the 15th of the next month.
We DO NOT take juvenile pre-orders for months in advance. This is due to variables including egg production, hatch rates, sex ratios and knowing grow-out space availability 2 months prior to when the started pullets become ready.
Please refer to the availability chart below to reference when juveniles will be available to pre-order and pick up or have shipped each month for 2023.
Juveniles are sold through our website ONLY. Please DO NOT come to the farm to purchase juveniles. We will schedule ALL juvenile order pick ups via email.
Juvenile chickens are 6 week old birds that may or may not be sexed that are free from disease and illness and are fully feathered and off heat lamp making it possible to integrate into a coop right away. Although we do not guarantee the sex of our juveniles, at 6 weeks old we are able to select and offer the most feminine featured birds for the fulfillment of our customer's orders. While there is no guarantee of their sex, most customers report a 90%+ rate of females in their orders.
All juvenile birds will be VACCINATED FOR MAREK'S DISEASE and come from flocks that have also been vaccinated and tested free from disease. We DO NOT offer sexed juvenile birds, although we will ALWAYS offer as many obvious pullets that we can in your order.
The benefit to purchasing juvenile chicks is that we've done the hard work of caring for chicks under heat for you, but you can still make an impression on your new additions since they're still young enough to do so!
Juvenile bird orders have a minimum order quantity of 3. This is to ensure that they all have a friend to integrate into a new flock with and will help alleviate any stress caused by the rehoming. Juveniles for shipping have a minimum order quantity of 3 also and must be ordered in quantities of 3 as well. This is to ensure their safety in transit. The USPS approved shipping boxes are designed to hold less than 10lbs of weight with plenty of filtered airflow to protect your birds in transit. Shipping cost is calculated at check out based on the quantity of chicks being purchased and the distance in which they will travel. These prices are calculated directly through the USPS who is the only carrier that accepts live animal shipments.
Requests for specific colors of Ameraucanas, Copper Marans and Olive Eggers may be made in the comments section at check out. We will do our best to meet these requests, but we cannot make any guarantees.
PICK UP AND MAIL ORDER OPTIONS CAN BE SELECTED AT CHECKOUT.