Hi! Welcome to our Chick Adoption Program.
Occasionally we hatch a chick that needs a little extra help to get started in life. It may have a crooked toe or cross beak, splay leg, or may have required assistance to hatch. We don't sell these chicks, nor do we kill them (which would be their fate at a large hatchery). Of course, we don't breed them, either. Instead, we give these chicks the help they need. At maturity, the roosters are processed and the hens are added to our laying flock, where they will live a peaceful life hanging with their friends and laying our breakfast.
However, this year we want to try something new. We recognize that many of us are experiencing increased financial hardship due to the pandemic. We created this adoption program as a small way to help folks in our community grow their flocks for free. We will be posting chicks on this page for adoption--completely free, no fee--as they become available.
This is a program for re-homing chicks with minor physical defects only--all chicks offered in our adoption program will be healthy and thriving and will have completed any treatments, such as for crooked toe, before being given to their forever home. We will let you know in the listing why the chicks are part of this program and what treatment, if any, they have received.
All we ask of you is that the chicks have companionship. Chickens are incredibly social animals, and a single chick is an unhappy chick. We will offer chicks in pairs or trios whenever possible, either by grouping adoption program chicks together or pairing them with complimentary non-adoption chicks. Should this not be possible, we ask that you adopt a single chick ONLY IF you have chicks of similar age at home already, or if you are also purchasing chicks via preorder or on our Available Now page.
Chicks will be listed on this page as they become available. To adopt, simply add to cart and complete the check out process. You can also get on our chick adoption wait list by filling out the contact form at the bottom of this page.