*Day old chicks $8 each for 25 or more, $10 each for orders fewer than 25. There is a $50 flat rate shipping charge for USPS Express on boxes of 25 or fewer. Shipping charges for 30-50 day old chicks is $75
(All chicks are sold straight run, unsexed and shipped when less than 24 hours old.)
*Started chicks $15 (available for pick up only)
(Chicks over one week of age, straight run, unsexed)
*Confirmed Pullets $25 (available for pick up only)
*Laying Hens $50 (available for pick up only)
*Roosters $50 (available for pick up only)
*Cockerels $25 (available for pick up only)
*Hatching Eggs - One dozen $55 (12 + extras) $20 shipping USPS Large Flat Rate Box Priority Shipping
*Hatching Eggs - Half dozen $35 (6 + extras) $15 shipping USPS Medium Flat Rate Box Priority Shipping
To place an order for hatching eggs, or day-old chicks, email a brief message, your full physical address if different from your mailing address, a phone number, the approximate date you would like the eggs, or chicks shipped. Include the number of eggs or chicks desired to: firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Contact page. You can pay by personal check, but we prefer to use PayPal. If you're paying with PayPal, please wait for an invoice before paying, or use the 'Buy Now' button on our Icelandic chicken website.
*We ship hatching eggs (when available) all year round. Each egg is wrapped in tissue and placed in an egg carton, each carton is then wrapped in bubble wrap. Whenever possible, I use sheep's wool from our flock of Icelandic sheep to insulate and cushion your hatching eggs on all sides of the USPS flat-rate-box. It can smell rather “sheepy” because it is raw, unwashed, unprocessed wool, so you should wash your hands with soap and water after handling it. Wool is a perfect insulator and works extremely well for shipping in both cold and warmer weather. It holds up well to rough treatment during the shipping process, is biodegradable and has many uses.
*Day-old chicks are shipped spring (March-June) and fall (Sept-Oct) You'll have to place your order and pay well in advance of the hatch dates to reserve your spot. Hatching eggs are shipped USPS priority via flat-rate-box, day-old chicks are shipped USPS Express, each week, Monday and Tuesday during the shipping season. USPS Express is almost never by next day, so allow for 2 shipping days before panicking.
The cost for 25 day old chicks is $200, shipping USPS Express mail is $50 flat rate fee (10-25 chicks) and the special shipping box for the chicks is $8, for a total of $258 for 25 chicks. I will ship fewer numbers of day old chicks (10), temperatures permitting, at a cost of $10 per chick, up to 25 chicks. Chicks are sold straight run only, which means you'll get about 50/50 pullets and cockerels. A $25 fee is charged for canceled orders once scheduled. Checks can be made out and mailed to: Whippoorwill Farm 6885 Bartlett Rd. Iron River, WI 54847
Our hatching eggs are selected from several breeding groups for the best possible assortment of genetics, colours and comb types. All are pure Icelandic landrace chickens. Our breeding stock was obtained and cultivated over the past 14 years from the original importers and from a select few, known, reputable breeders that we occationally parnter with.
I will begin hatching for the 2023 season in late February and March, for local pick-up orders. I expect to begin shipping chicks late March, or early April this season, weather permitting, and continue until it becomes too warm to ship them safely, usually after the first week in June. I resume in the fall if there is interest.
We are the third longest breeders of the landrace in North America and boast one of, if not the most genetically diverse flocks. We are THE go to source for the landrace and maintain the largest genetic collection of Hlesey and Husatoftir imports in North America.
We will have a limited number of chicks and/or started birds available for local pick-up this summer if you'd like to pick your birds up at our farm. There is no minimum for local pick up, you can purchase as few as you like based on availability. If you want larger numbers (12 or more), you will need to actually place an order.
Visit our Facebook Page, 'Icelandic Chickens of Whippoorwill Farm' for photos and more information about our preservation flock of Viking Chickens.
We are not a commercial hatchery and take limited, individual hatching orders for day old, straight run, un-sexed, Icelandic chicks. I run 3 GQF Sportsman incubators and hatch weekly during the hatching season. Sometimes hatches don't go as planned and I run a few chicks short for an order. If this happens, you will only be charged for the number of chicks shipped. I include extra chicks whenever possible. If you are looking for 50 or more chicks, contact us to schedule a hatch. A shipping charge of $75 for USPS Express will be added on orders of 30-50 chicks.
We'll do our best to work with you on any chicks lost in shipping.