Day Old Chicks
We've been hatching and selling day old chicks as Deer Run Farm since the Fall of 2017. We participate in the National Poultry Improvement Plan and are certified disease free for Avian Influenza, Pullorium Typhoid, Mycoplasma Gallespticum and Mycoplasma Synoviae. We test regularly for these diseases to be able to maintain our certification and provide the healthiest chicks possible to our customers.
All of our chicks are hatched on Tuesdays in the Spring and the fall. They're each vaccinated for Marek's Disease within a few hours after they hatch. We dip their beaks in water and offer free choice feed to them while they await pick up or prior to being packed up to ship out. This gives them the opportunity to have the healthiest start in life.
Day old chicks are sold for on-farm pick up and for mail order. With our NPIP certificate and disease free status we're able to, and have permits (where needed) to, ship to all US States. Our chicks for mail order and shipped the same day they hatch. This allows each chick 72 hours in transit to live off of their yolks without needing additional food or water to survive their trip. As a precaution, chicks are shipped with a 72 hour heat pack and grogel (electrolyte solution in gel form) for hydration.
All chicks are sold straight run. Statistically, you should get approximately 50% females and 50% males. 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 . . .
During the check out process you may specify in the "Notes" section which color variety of Marans or Ameraucana you prefer. We will try our best to meet those preferences.