Frequently Asked Questions

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Poultry Ordering Procedures

Poultry Quantity Minimums

All poultry is hatched on Tuesday and shipped on Tuesday or Wednesday. To ensure safe shipment, we do not ship less than 25 chicks. You can mix and match Chicks, Ducks, Turkeys, and Guineas to meet your minimum. Pheasants and Chukars require a minimum of 35 for shipping. Bob White Quail require of minimum of 100 (shipping zone 1-4). For best results, we recommend ordering the following increments.

  • Chicks- 25
  • Ducks- 12
  • Geese- 6
  • Guineas- 25
  • Turkeys- 15
  • Pheasant/ Chukar- 35
  • Bob White Quail- 100

Please call 208.459.9088 to place your mix matched order.

Poultry Ordering Deadline

To have time to fill and ship orders for the current week, all orders need to be received by Monday at noon for Tuesday or Wednesday shipment.

Poultry Shipping Fees

A flat fee of $18.00 will be assessed to all orders with an additional per bird fee as listed below:

  • Chicks .15 each
  • Ducks .25 each
  • Geese .30 each
  • Turkeys .25 each
  • Gamebirds .15 each

All shipments to Alaska will have an additional $20.00 fee assessed to each order.

Poultry Care

Salmonella

Salmonella is a type of bacteria that is carried in the intestines of animals and can be shed into the environment. People get sick from salmonella by hand to mouth contact. The best way to prevent getting salmonella is to wash your hands well after handling or taking care of your birds (by glasco). And, to cook your food thoroughly.

 

After you touch ducklings or chicks, wash your hands so you don’t get sick!

 

  • Contact with live poultry (chicks, chickens, ducklings, ducks, geese and turkeys) can be a source of human salmonella infections.
  • Salmonella germs can cause a diarrheal illness in people that can be mild, severe or even life threatening.
  • Chicks, ducklings and other live poultry can carry Salmonella germs and still appear healthy and clean.
  • Salmonella germs are shed in their droppings and can easily contaminate their bodies and anything in areas where birds live and roam.

Protect yourself and your family from germs.

 

DO

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water right after touching live poultry or anything in the area where they live and roam.
  • Adults should supervise hand washing for young children.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer until you are able to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Clean any equipment or materials associated with raising or caring for live poultry outside the house, such as cages or feed or water containers.

DON’T

  • Don’t let children younger than 5 years of age, elderly persons or people with weak immune systems handle or touch chicks, ducklings or other live poultry.
  • Don’t let live poultry inside the house, in bathrooms or especially in areas where food or drink is prepared, served or stored, such as kitchens or outdoor patios.
  • Don’t snuggle or kiss the birds, touch your mouth or eat and drink around live poultry.

Estimated feed needs for standard size chicken breeds

100 Chicks will Eat (Not broilers or bantams)

AMOUNT of FEED

10 LBS First Week

20 LBS Second Week

30 LBS Third Week

40 LBS Fourth Week

100 LBS TOTAL First 4 Weeks

360 LBS TOTAL First 8 Weeks

765 LBS TOTAL First 12 Weeks

1,255 LBS TOTAL First 16 Weeks

1,825 LBS TOTAL First 20 Weeks

2,475 LBS TOTAL First 24 Weeks

Estimated water needs for standard size chicken breeds

100 CHICKS WILL DRINK (Not broilers or bantams)

1 Gallon per Day at one week

2 Gallons per Day at 2-4 weeks

3 Gallons per Day at 5-8 weeks