Rare Breed Assortment Chicks (Straight Run)
When you order, your chicks will approximately ship as soon as possible on the next month that you see Limited or Available. If you'd like to order chicks now and request a later ship date, please let us know in your order notes at checkout and we will gladly accommodate your request.
Current availability is an approximate guess as we have to count our chicks before they hatch! We hatch & ship chicks every week based in the order received & will ship your chicks as soon as we can.
Shipping Cost: We charge a flat $45 to ship your box of chicks, whether you order 3 chicks or 25 chicks.
Minimum Order: We can ship as few as 3 baby chicks! We ship anywhere in the US excluding Alaska & Hawaii. Live Arrival Guarantee on all orders.
When Your Chicks Ship: You will receive an automatic email and text message when your chicks ship along with tracking info. Chicks usually arrive in the morning 1-2 days later and your local Post Office will call you for pickup. Chicks are never delivered to your home address, even if you used a home address for your shipping address.
*Availability is severely limited, so if you see availability months listed above, don't wait to place your order!
A random assortment of chicks from all of the possible breeds we offer. This is a great opportunity to own an instant collection of some of the worlds rarest chickens. Whether you want a variety in your flock or if you just love surprises!
You will receive a random assortment of chicks from the breeds we sell. We can not guarantee which breeds or honor any breed requests as hatches and breed availability are always different each week. If you are a beginner with rare breeds and just aren't sure where to start, this is a great opportunity to get an assortment of some of the worlds rarest chickens and save the most money.
The exciting part will be the surprise when you open your box and chicks and try to figure out what breeds you received! If you must know right away what you got, you can view our chick photos of the breeds we offer on our site. However, the most fun way is watching them grow out to adults and learning how to identify them on your own!
Rare Breed Assortment Guarantees
The chicks you receive will be possibly any breeds we offer on our site. We will always try to give you the most assortment of chick breeds when we ship them but here is the minimum guarantee of what you will receive.
Order 1 or 2 chicks, we guarantee at least 1 breed. Order 3-5 chicks, we guarantee at least 2 different breeds. Order 6 or more chicks, we guarantee at least 3 different breeds. Cream Legbar males will not count as the chicks you purchased, however, we commonly use them as extra chicks for added warmth in our chick shipments so you may receive them as extras.
Our rare breed assortment is brand new for 2018 and will soon be one of our best sellers!
Quick Chick FAQs:
Straight Run Chicks: Straight Run Chicks are un-sexed, randomly selected and each chick has a 50/50 chance of being a male or female. Example: Flip a coin. Heads is a male chick and tails is a female chick. You will notice it is easier to flip the coin on the same side 3 times in a row than 6 times in a row. Ordering more than 3 chicks gives you a much better chance of an even ratio of male and female chicks.
What I Need: Everything you need can usually be purchased at your local feed store. Chick starter feed, waterer, brooder (cardboard box, plastic storage bin, bathtub, or even a kiddie pool are popular), pine shavings, thermometer and a heat lamp or heat source. Baby chicks require heat of about 95 degrees their first week of life. Second week you can lower the temperature to 90 degrees and so on with every week going down 5 degrees until 6-8 weeks old or when they are ready to go "outside".
How Do My Chicks Survive Shipment?: Baby chicks do not need food or water for the first 72 hours of life. Ingesting their yolk sac gives them the nutrition they need to survive the journey from Feather Lover Farm's hatching facility to you! Shipping day-old chicks helps ensure a safe arrival since they will usually be just 2 days old when you receive them. Our packaging is professional with a brand new chick shipping box, nesting material and warm long lasting heat packs depending on the time of the year. Your chicks will look like they just hatched out of a nest when you open the box and jump into your arms, thinking you are their mother hen!
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