Where to Get Chicks in 2013

Our only local feed store is now taking special orders for chicks, call 573-474-4113!

Bourn Feed is located just east of Patricia’s Food on the access road.  Alternatively you can take 70 and get off at the Lake of the Woods exit and then head west on the access road.  Bourn orders from Cackle Hatchery, so anything you see on Cackle’s website you can order through Bourn (min 5 per breed).  This benefits you because the minimum for shipping in the spring is 25 chicks (min 5 per breed) and you won’t have to pay large S&H costs.

The list of breeds that Bourn has scheduled to arrive:

(P) is for pullet or all female chicks

(S) is for straight run or both male and female chicks (this is a lottery)

March 7th

  • Easter Egger* (P)
  • Buff Orpington (P)
  • Black Australorp (P)
  • Rhode Island Red (P)
  • Barred Rock (P)

March 12th

  • Black Sex Link (P)
  • Red Sex Link (P)
  • Golden Comet (P)
  • Assorted heavy breeds (S)

March 19th

  • Buff Orpington (P)
  • Golden Laced Wyandotte* (P)
  • Silver Laced Wyandotte* (P)
  • Light Brahma* (P)
  • Brown Leghorn (P)
  • White Leghorn (P)
  • Easter Egger* (P)
  • Black Australorp (P)

March 28th

  • Black Jersey Giant *(P)
  • Dominique (P)
  • Cinnamon Queen (P)
  • Speckled Sussex (P)
  • Welsummer (P)
  • Cuchoo Marans (P)
  • Dark Cornish *(S)

April 9th: Ducklings:

  • Rouens (S)
  • Khaki Campbell (S)
  • Ancona (S)
  • Pekins (S)
  • Sweedish (S)
  • Runners (S)

April 18th

  • Buff Orpington (P)
  • Easter Egger* (P)
  • Black Australorp (P)
  • Delaware (P)
  • Cinnamon Queen (P)

April 23rd

  • Polish Crested* Assortment *(S)
  • Black, Splash, Partridge, and Silver Laced Cochins *(S)
  • Silkie Assortment *(S)

April 30th

  • Feather Footed Bantams *(S)
  • Clean Legged Bantams *(S)
  • Japanese Bantams *(S)

May 9th

  • Red Shouldered Yokohamas *(S)
  • Mottled Houdan *(S)
  • Buttercup *(S)
  • German Spitzhauben *(S)
  • Bantam Assortment *(S)
  • Easter Egger* (P)
  • Productions Red (P)
  • Black Breasted Red Phoenix (S)

May 23rd Guineas:

  • Pearl
  • White
  • Lavender
  • Royal purple

Remember this is only a list of what they will have (they are not able to reserve them, its a first come fist serve basis for this list).  If you want something else, please feel free to call (573) 474-4113 and put in an order for one of their arrival dates.

Prices per chick at Bourn are:

(P) are $2.75

(S) are $2.00

*(P) are $2.89

*(S) are $2.50

Meyer Hatchery in Ohio still has a minimum order of 3 chicks.

Back to the Farm in Mexico, MO (about 45 min from CoMO) is open this season. They no longer have Barred Plymouth Rocks, but still have Partridge Plymouth Rock, Buff Orpington, New Hampshire Red and Delaware.

I found an add in Backyard Poultry for Anders Farm in Harrisonville, MO (about 2hrs west of CoMO, just south of Kansas City). Their bantam stock includes Phoenix, Ohiki, black Wyandotte, and white Old English. Large stock includes Buckeyes, Yokohama and white crested black Polish.  Contact: anderspoultryfarm@directv.net. I haven’t contacted them to find out anything more, but they are NPIP.

Why can chicks go 48 hours without eating? Because right before they hatch they absorb the last of their yolk sack into their abdomens. This allows them to remain safe under their mother while she waits for any late eggs to hatch.

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