Feather Lover Farm's FAQs


Minimum Chick Order & Live Arrival Guarantee?  
We can ship as few as 3 baby chicks with Live Arrival Guarantee. 

* Flat Rate Shipping Cost: 

USPS Priority 2-3 Day - $39

USPS Express 1-2 Day - $69

Heat pack(s), plenty of nest material under and/or around the chicks and professional packaging are included with the cost of shipping. Shipping cost is the same flat rate no matter how many chicks you order.

Can I choose a delivery date? 
We hatch and ship baby chicks every week, year round. When you place your order, you can attach a message at checkout with your preferred shipment date and we will try to accommodate your request after orders ahead of yours have been shipped. If you do not have a special ship date request then your chicks will ship as soon as possible based in the order received. We hatch and ship chicks every week on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday so they don't get held up over the weekend the Post Office. You will receive an email and text with USPS tracking when your chicks ship, usually arriving 1-2 days later.

Mareks Vaccination 
Feather Lover Farms Hatchery® charges a flat fee for our Marek's Vaccination Service . Whether you order 3 chicks or 50 chicks, you only pay 1 flat fee for the marek's vaccination service. 

NPIP Certified

We are NPIP #459 Certified in the State of California meaning our poultry flocks are certified clear of Pullorum-Typhoid and Avian Influenza and tested by the state every 6 months. 

Will chicks be delivered to my home?
No, chicks are never delivered to a home address. You will receive an email when your chicks ship and usually arrive at your local Post Office 1-2 days later. Your Post Office will call your phone number you provided us at checkout to come pickup your chicks.  

If I order different breeds, which chicks are which?
Your chicks are usually easy to tell which breeds are which as babies but you'll know for sure once they get older and acquire feathers. If you are unsure, you can always email us photos of the chicks you received and we will gladly let you know what you received. 

What I need to do upon arrival?
When you receive your baby chicks from us, you'll need to provide them with chick starter food, water, and heat of about 95 degrees their first week of life. Every week you can usually lower the temperature 5 degrees until no extra heat is needed.