Hatchery Choice Started Chickens may be any breed of standard chicken (no bantams) we offer at a reduced rate. You are not guaranteed to receive a variety.
IMPORTANT ORDERING INFORMATION: Meyer Hatchery offers started chickens in limited quantities for shipping or for pick up in Polk, Ohio. We recommend placing your order early in the season for the best selection. If you are picking up your started chickens, we will send you a confirmation of the pick-up date and directions. Don’t forget to bring a box or other container for transportation from the hatchery to their new home. Click here to read more about our retail store including hours and directions.
We can also seasonally ship started chickens directly to your local post office. Meyer Hatchery will pack and ship the birds in an approved USPS shipping container, include a gel supplement to keep your birds hydrated in transit, and ship them express for overnight delivery to most locations.
Started chickens are approximately 16-20 weeks of age. They are fully vaccinated, beak trimmed, floor raised, and treated for intestinal worms.
Due to conditions beyond our control; such as feed, environment, or lighting, we are unable to guarantee the production rate and/or start of production of these birds.