Where to Buy Chickens

Have you been thinking about raising chickens and now you need to find a place to buy grown chickens, roosters, or eggs to hatch in a chicken incubator?

The hatcheries listed can be sourced online or by state using the phone numbers or websites listed.

Buying baby chickens from the hatchery.

In Canada, and perhaps in America as well, the easiest place to order your baby chickens from are any local feed supply store.

These country stores have regular shipments of baby chicks and pullets coming in on pre-order. The poultry supplier is usually a government regulated and industry respected distributor. Check your yellow pages or ask a local chicken farmer for their recommendation on where to find chickens for sale.

I’ve also listed a few of them here as well to help you get started. Quite a few of these hatcheries carry a wide variety of chickens, ducks, guinea hens and other poultry and exotic birds.

You can buy guinea eggs, chicken eggs, turkey eggs and more at reputable hatcheries.From specialty bantams and silkie breeds, meat birds and ‘easter-egger’ laying hens and roosters – to ducks, and turkeys and guineas and more!

A Partial List to Order Chickens

Although chickens can be shipped directly to your home from anywhere (except across a country’s border) it is always wise to choose a supplier in your home state.

You might also like to try your local Feed and Seed, Country Co-op or any distributor of livestock feed in your area. These feed manufacturers and distributors are also ‘in the know’ of where to find a flock (or just a few) chickens for sale.

Leghorn chickens – Rockin’ Rooster Ranch

Chickens and Bantams – Belt Hatchery

Wide Range of Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, and more. Visit the site just for the fun of exploration and education about the wide variety of birds available to the small or large scale poultry farmer. McMurray Hatchery www.mcmurrayhatchery.com Iowa

Commercial chickens plus show birds – Shady Lane Poultry Farm www.shadylanepoultry.com Kentucky

Wide assortment of chicken breeds – Ideal Poultry Breeding Farms, Inc. www.ideal-poultry.com (Texas)

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66 Comments to "Where to Buy Chickens"

  1. Janne Ward's Gravatar Janne Ward
    December 18, 2009 - 7:13 am | Permalink

    I would like a Phoenix Rooster if anyone has one available for purchase.
    Thsnk you

    • patricia rosa's Gravatar patricia rosa
      November 5, 2014 - 6:05 pm | Permalink

      When u find a place who will sell just 1 Phoenix Rooster will you contact me by email and let me know who is selling and where I can buy ? Thank s much

  2. Sabrina's Gravatar Sabrina
    August 25, 2010 - 11:25 am | Permalink

    I am looking for ducklings or chickens and i cant find any so if anyone has any that i purchase that would be great.

    Thank You

    • jess's Gravatar jess
      March 25, 2012 - 9:19 pm | Permalink

      if you live in phx arizona there is a place near there called petclub they sometimes sell chicks. but only on certain days they have a hole bunch. hope this helps!

  3. marjorie phillips's Gravatar marjorie phillips
    September 10, 2010 - 2:39 pm | Permalink

    I am looking for a solid black chicken with no other colors. It has to be solid black

    • Destiny's Gravatar Destiny
      December 24, 2010 - 4:01 pm | Permalink

      I used to have a solid black chicken. But now it has been killed by a stupid fox. I am so sorry I couldn’t give it to you.

  4. robion's Gravatar robion
    December 24, 2010 - 11:19 am | Permalink

    my father is looking for ancone chickens about 50 to 100 if you have that many chickens i would love to buy them

    • Rachel's Gravatar Rachel
      November 16, 2014 - 9:44 am | Permalink

      If you are still looking for aconas I got as many as you need.
      I am located in Austin but can travel where you are. Where are you located?
      I have probably 70 of them all about 7 months old.

  5. lisa francisco's Gravatar lisa francisco
    January 14, 2011 - 3:15 pm | Permalink

    I would like to buy some baby chicks. Road Island Reds and Bantam and Silkies if you have any. I live in California. Thank you.

      June 23, 2014 - 7:06 pm | Permalink

      I would like to purchase 2 little hens and a rooster BANTAM LITTLE ONES I know there is real small ones of course I live in QUINCY IL 62305

  6. Jane's Gravatar Jane
    January 15, 2011 - 4:19 pm | Permalink

    I need to find chicks to buy.. live in Los angeles
    let me know if available

    • Rebecca's Gravatar Rebecca
      February 24, 2011 - 11:05 pm | Permalink

      I am in Los Angeles county, about 15 minutes east of Pasadena and am also looking for some chicks to buy.

    • clark's Gravatar clark
      October 5, 2011 - 1:46 pm | Permalink

      I also live in LA, Topanga, and want to buy some chicks. Did you find a good selection nearby??

  7. gloria's Gravatar gloria
    February 11, 2011 - 9:22 pm | Permalink

    is it possible i can purchase a chicken in ontario & how much is the price range

    • ericpacheco's Gravatar ericpacheco
      September 24, 2012 - 7:37 pm | Permalink

      ontario california?

  8. mahsa shavalian's Gravatar mahsa shavalian
    February 25, 2011 - 8:54 pm | Permalink

    I would like to buy two legborn chickens and I live in San Jose, California. Does anyone have them for sale?

    • Julie's Gravatar Julie
      October 17, 2011 - 1:02 am | Permalink

      Me too, but all I know is that in the San Francisco Poultry you can buy New Hampshire Reds/Rhode Island Reds and in Olivera Egg Ranch you can buy chickens.

  9. April's Gravatar April
    March 27, 2011 - 2:05 am | Permalink

    Im looking for freedom rangers or some other kind of fast growing healthy meet bird other than cornish crosses that r hard to reproduce. Want a few adults or older chicks. Need to be large breasted and large legged birds. Not looking for rubber chicken look alikes. Already have those. Is there anyone around Dallas Texas that has any? Any info greatly appreciated.

  10. bOB hILDRETH's Gravatar bOB hILDRETH
    March 30, 2011 - 11:23 am | Permalink

    I am looking for a half dozen White Leghorns for egg laying.

    • Julian Flores's Gravatar Julian Flores
      March 10, 2013 - 12:29 am | Permalink

      I have plenty of white leghorns about 5 half months old healthy 5.50-6.25 for roosters 8..50-10.25 live in Abilene Texas email me if your interested and please email me if nor thank you. -Julian Flores

  11. Jerry D. Hill's Gravatar Jerry D. Hill
    May 26, 2011 - 5:53 pm | Permalink

    I tried to incubate 36 eggs purchased on ebay. 28 days later, no chicks. Have incubator and egg turner. looking for a small selection of chickens. grew up in Arkansas during the 40-50s, miss it mentally. I am now 72 and would like to have a few chickens here in Lancaster, Texas. Prefer:
    Rhode Island Reds-2
    White Leghorns-2
    Buff ???-2

    • Rachel's Gravatar Rachel
      November 16, 2014 - 9:47 am | Permalink

      Got them if you want them:)

  12. christin's Gravatar christin
    June 8, 2011 - 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Anyone want a rooster in the orange county – Los Angeles – Ventura Area? I am over populated with Roosters and need to find homes. They are all very friendly. Their offspring should lay green eggs, since their father is a purebred ameraucana. I would like the rooster to be kept free range.

    • ralph's Gravatar ralph
      February 21, 2013 - 4:39 pm | Permalink

      Do u still have the roosters I have some ameraucana hens. And I want a rooster. let me know.

  13. sandra twite's Gravatar sandra twite
    June 9, 2011 - 4:17 pm | Permalink

    Wanted: Road Island Red Hens or Light Sussex Hens. To buy or free if anybody wants to get rid of any.

  14. james harkness's Gravatar james harkness
    June 15, 2011 - 12:04 am | Permalink

    I have some leghorn chickens for sale, $10 each.

    • lucinda's Gravatar lucinda
      September 7, 2011 - 8:26 pm | Permalink

      I was born on june 15 and would LOVE them

    • kathleen lake's Gravatar kathleen lake
      February 20, 2012 - 5:28 pm | Permalink

      um… what state are u in? i may be able to accept your offer…

  15. Shannon Addington's Gravatar Shannon Addington
    June 29, 2011 - 6:06 pm | Permalink

    I am looking to buy laying hens in Kansas City Missouri area. I would like Americana, Easter Egg, Silkie, Sultan, etc., the unusual breeds. Please contact me with information on where I can go buy chickens or if you have any unusual breeds you’d like to sell in the metro. Thank you.

    • Onna's Gravatar Onna
      July 14, 2012 - 6:48 pm | Permalink

      Hi I have four roosters born April 12/12 , One is a silky born April 26/12 , one is a big rooster believed to be an easter eagger. I am looking for two sex link and two silky hens of near or equal age. I live in Birlingame Kansas, just 40 min west of Topeka. If you can help or no of some one who can please write me back. TY for your time.

  16. Lisa Renich's Gravatar Lisa Renich
    August 27, 2011 - 8:37 pm | Permalink

    I’m looking for some young brown egg layers, like Black Sexlink, Rhode Island Red, or Australorp. live near Bakersfield, CA.

  17. Brad's Gravatar Brad
    September 9, 2011 - 2:25 pm | Permalink

    Wes’s feed in El Monte or Pomona feed in Pomona or San Dimas Grain in San Dimas, Or simply order them direct through the mail! Barred Rocks Road Island Reds and White leghorns are best for laying. Mahalo! 626-409-8787 for more free advice! 6to6 pacific time. Dogs and Coons are the biggest city threats!!

  18. Brad's Gravatar Brad
    September 9, 2011 - 2:26 pm | Permalink

    Rode Island reds!

  19. Ann's Gravatar Ann
    September 15, 2011 - 7:33 pm | Permalink

    I am looking to buy laying hens, (not wanting chicks)…want Rhode Island Reds, Bar Plymouth Rock, Hybrid….Please email me…live in the East Tx Area, Thanks

  20. Logan Haws's Gravatar Logan Haws
    September 22, 2011 - 10:21 pm | Permalink

    If u have a lot of hen how much or are they free and i am in wisconsin

  21. nhia's Gravatar nhia
    October 12, 2011 - 7:54 pm | Permalink

    im looking for any type of chicken for sale

  22. christina's Gravatar christina
    October 13, 2011 - 2:16 am | Permalink

    I am looking for 3 Bantam chickens in Oregon for my landlord… 2 Hens and 1 Rooster… If anyone knows where I can buy some please let me know… My Land Lord says he doesn’t want baby chicks….

  23. Julie's Gravatar Julie
    October 16, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

    I want a white leghorn. I live in California.

  24. Amber's Gravatar Amber
    October 16, 2011 - 11:20 pm | Permalink

    Would like to buy sultan or silkie eggs to hatch or baby chicks. I live in Kentucky.

  25. October 19, 2011 - 2:27 pm | Permalink

    The best option, however, is rescuing!

    I work with Animal Place, and we take in hens from egg farms who would otherwise be killed. Once they have been examined, dewormed, and dusted for mites and lice, we adopt them out to people in northern California. We’ve taken in around 2,400 so far this year and the number keeps growing.

    We’re a non-profit organization, so all proceeds from the affordable adoption fee go to rescuing more animals. There are other benefits, too, including not having to raise chicks, no chances of surprise roosters, very low risk of disease, we will take back the chickens for any reason, and as much free chicken-related advice as you want from chicken experts.

    Here’s our adoption form: http://animalplace.org/adoptable_birds.html

    • February 21, 2013 - 4:48 pm | Permalink

      Hi Kristin. could You guide me towards deworming and dusting for mites and lice my chickens. How can I do it myself.

  26. kredytykonsolidacyjne's Gravatar kredytykonsolidacyjne
    December 15, 2011 - 11:10 am | Permalink

    mmmmm thats entirley up to you,But remember he will get BIG! .what then?

  27. Kathleen Lake's Gravatar Kathleen Lake
    February 20, 2012 - 5:25 pm | Permalink

    hi, i’m looking for baby chicks… so if anyone has any avalible… e-mail me at kvl0823@gmail.com, thank you.

    March 18, 2012 - 7:55 pm | Permalink


  29. Lonita's Gravatar Lonita
    March 27, 2012 - 7:04 pm | Permalink

    I have two Langshan chicks for sale.
    Chick1: Jollyrancher Gender: ?
    Chick2: Midnight Gender: ?
    willing to give away for the comfort of customer’s price.

    • Onna's Gravatar Onna
      July 14, 2012 - 6:52 pm | Permalink

      Were are you , I would give your ladys a good home. Im in Kansas.

  30. Margie's Gravatar Margie
    April 9, 2012 - 6:36 am | Permalink

    I’m looking for 3-4 young hens. I like the Blacklaced Wyandotte, Easter egger, Rhode Island Reds, Plymouth Rock and the New Hampshire.

  31. lauras's Gravatar lauras
    April 16, 2012 - 11:17 pm | Permalink

    live in the houston area looking to buy a shamo rooster and pullet..anyone know where i can find one?

  32. Patti Dotson's Gravatar Patti Dotson
    May 23, 2012 - 5:00 pm | Permalink

    hi i am looking for 2 female chickens for my 9 year old daughter. I live in Waterloo IA. thanks so much if you help!!!!!

  33. lesha's Gravatar lesha
    May 25, 2012 - 10:45 pm | Permalink


  34. Calvin's Gravatar Calvin
    October 8, 2012 - 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Does neutering a rooster make it not crow?

  35. maddison's Gravatar maddison
    October 29, 2012 - 7:17 am | Permalink

    i am looking for some little chicks so if anyone could give me one i would br very happy

  36. johnny weaver's Gravatar johnny weaver
    February 7, 2013 - 7:52 pm | Permalink

    i live in snellville and im looking for some brown egg layers.and a rooster

  37. havana lebleu's Gravatar havana lebleu
    March 27, 2013 - 2:01 pm | Permalink

    i am looking for any kind of chicks as long as there cheap cheap cheap ! and in the sulphur louisiana area i want them to be droped of (delvered)to 450 pearl street and if anyones looking to give an incubator away for free if u have anything and ocated in the sulphur area please contat 337-5635458

  38. Melissa's Gravatar Melissa
    June 2, 2013 - 12:23 pm | Permalink

    For a school project my son and I hatched out 12 different breeds of exotic chickens. More than 1/2 turned out to be Roosters. I do live on a small farm but I am now having problems finding them homes locally and the Roosters are really starting to fight. I raised these guys from birth and they are SO tame. I hate to take them to a farmers market to be sold to the local Amish around here… because these chickens are more like pets and it breaks my heart to think of them being treated any differently. Every single one of them will sit on your lap and eat right out of your hand. IF ANYONE OUT THERE IS INTERESTED IN A ROOSTER …. PLEASE CONTACT ME. THEY ARE FREE TO A GOOD HOME. Contact me @ melissahilton@comcast.net

    • lou parks's Gravatar lou parks
      September 22, 2013 - 11:50 am | Permalink

      where are you located at?

  39. Joan's Gravatar Joan
    July 26, 2013 - 5:16 pm | Permalink

    I am looking for a Cochin Rooster prefer Golden or Red, please help me find one.
    Lincoln Ca

  40. KHEM's Gravatar KHEM
    September 10, 2013 - 5:50 am | Permalink


  41. laura's Gravatar laura
    April 4, 2014 - 1:30 am | Permalink

    Hey. I’m near Los Angeles. I am looking to buy a few hybrid chickens. Is there any way to get birds that are around 4 months old? If so, where?

  42. Eduardo Negrete's Gravatar Eduardo Negrete
    May 20, 2014 - 4:17 am | Permalink

    I would like to buy a female bar rock 1 or 2 years old chicken close to Tustin, CA

  43. Kasey's Gravatar Kasey
    May 28, 2014 - 10:50 pm | Permalink

    Does any one have a brown hen I could have delivered to me
    I’ll pay I’m good for the money ok
    Please reply ASAP I want one so bad then I’ll never have to get a cat as a pet
    Just have my mellow adult hen k thx kasey

  44. daniel's Gravatar daniel
    June 18, 2014 - 3:53 pm | Permalink

    we need a silkie hen 2 and a half months old

  45. Ali's Gravatar Ali
    June 21, 2014 - 10:12 pm | Permalink

    I live in south orange county in CA. I am looking for a few pairs of ducks to use as pets for my son.
    Is there any duck that can be used as pets and does not require a pond.

  46. silvestre's Gravatar silvestre
    July 23, 2014 - 6:53 pm | Permalink

    Vivo en Austin y necesesito pollos de rancho .si tienes me llamas al. (512)4834255 o (512)6210039

  47. Rachel Sedacca's Gravatar Rachel Sedacca
    August 18, 2014 - 11:28 pm | Permalink

    I have some beautiful Leghorn roosters and hens that were not able to be shown at county fair due to illness. Ours, not the chickens, they are in great shape just have too many. Looking to part with atleast the roosters, possibly a couple hens. About 4 mos. old, about to start laying. I am in West Ventura.

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