Hoover's Hatchery
Menu

Our minimum shipping quantity for chicks is 15. There is a minimum of 5 per sex and breed. We reserve the right to change order minimums as needed.

Sort by

Browse by

Hatchery Choice Dual Purpose

Starting at: $2.76
First avail: Aug 17, 2022
ORDER NOW

Barred Rock

Starting at: $3.07
First avail: Aug 17, 2022
ORDER NOW

Buff Orpington

Starting at: $3.07
First avail: Aug 17, 2022
ORDER NOW

Silver Laced Wyandotte

Starting at: $3.07
First avail: Aug 17, 2022
ORDER NOW

Black Australorp

Starting at: $3.07
First avail: Aug 17, 2022
ORDER NOW

Cinnamon Queen

Starting at: $3.07
First avail: Aug 17, 2022
ORDER NOW

Gold Laced Wyandotte

Starting at: $3.07
First avail: Aug 17, 2022
ORDER NOW

Mystic Onyx®

Starting at: $3.07
First avail: Aug 17, 2022
ORDER NOW

Speckled Sussex

Starting at: $3.43
First avail: Aug 17, 2022
ORDER NOW

Black Sex-Link

Starting at: $3.07
First avail: Aug 17, 2022
ORDER NOW

Lavender Orpington

Starting at: $5.15
First avail: Aug 17, 2022
ORDER NOW

Light Brahma

Starting at: $3.43
First avail: Aug 17, 2022
ORDER NOW

Hatchery Choice Dual Purpose

Starting at: $2.76
First avail: Aug 17, 2022

This assortment may include any bird in the Dual-Purpose category or that has a Dual-Purpose label and it is based on availability. You will love the flexibility that most of these breeds offer, they are all great egg layers and make great additions to your dinner table. Breeds that may be included in your assortment may be Asian Black, Barred Rock, Black Australorp, Black Jersey Giant, Buff Orpington, Delaware, New Hampshire, or Rainbow depending on the availability on your chosen hatch day. {{br}} Purpose: Dual-Purpose Production: 250-325 Brown Medium to X-Large Eggs/Year Temperament: Varies by Breed Mature Weight: 5-9 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Varies by Breed Comb Type: Varies by Breed

ORDER NOW

Barred Rock

Starting at: $3.07
First avail: Aug 17, 2022

Plymouth Rocks are as beautiful and productive as they are easy to care for. In 1620 a travel-weary band of pilgrims set foot on Plymouth Rock. Years later an ideal backyard chicken breed was named in honor of this famous site. They link the flock owner with American history while yielding abundant eggs and tasty meat. In bygone days when nearly every farm had a chicken flock, the utility and beauty of these birds made them the breed of choice. Few birds are as stunningly real as a Plymouth Rock strolling across a summer lawn. With a New England heritage, they do not let winter blizzards interrupt laying. {{br}} Purpose: Dual-Purpose Production: 250 Large Brown Eggs/Year Temperament: Calm, Docile, Easy to Care For Mature Weight: 5-6 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Rarely Comb Type: Single Comb

ORDER NOW

Buff Orpington

Starting at: $3.07
First avail: Aug 17, 2022

One of the best breeds for newcomers to chickens, and families with young children. Named for the English town where they were developed, Orpingtons come in several feather colors, but all are big quiet birds with fluffy feathers that keep them toasty warm during frigid weather. Buff Orpingtons are the most common color and lay about 200 brown eggs a year. {{br}} Purpose: Dual-Purpose Production: 220 Medium Brown Eggs/Year Temperament: Docile, Calm, Gentle, Friendly Mature Weight: 6-7 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Often Comb Type: Single Comb

ORDER NOW

Silver Laced Wyandotte

Starting at: $3.07
First avail: Aug 17, 2022

These lacy girls are not all show with their elegantly patterned feathers. They are also great egg layers. Wyandottes are one of the most strikingly beautiful chickens to grace a backyard flock. Developed in New York, they are quiet, easy to manage, and one of the most winter-hardy of all breeds. {{br}} Purpose: Dual-Purpose Production: 245 Medium Cream Eggs/Year Temperament: Docile, Calm, Easy Going Mature Weight: 5-6 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Occasionally Comb Type: Rose Comb

ORDER NOW

Black Australorp

Starting at: $3.07
First avail: Aug 17, 2022

The Australorp is an Australian breed, was selected for its high egg production, and was developed primarily from Black Orpingtons that were exported from England in the 1890s to early 1900. Australian breeders selected large Black Orpingtons because of their efficient egg production and Orpington shape. Today, the Australorp is still a favorite egg producer in small and backyard flocks. Despite their record-breaking egg production, they are still considered a dual-purpose breed that grows at a good rate and has a well-fleshed carcass. The plumage is pure black with an intense beetle-green sheen that is breathtaking when seen in the sunlight. Their legs and toes are also black while the bottoms of the feet are white. {{br}} Purpose: Dual-Purpose Production: 250 Large Brown Eggs/Year Temperament: Docile, Energetic Mature Weight: 5-6 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Occasionally Comb Type: Single Comb

ORDER NOW

Cinnamon Queen

Starting at: $3.07
First avail: Aug 17, 2022

A beloved breed that takes the best qualities from its parents, a Rhode Island Red rooster, and a Silver Laced Wyandotte hen. The Cinnamon Queens are wonderful egg layers and can take the cold hardiness of winter, ensuring that you will have eggs all year long. {{br}} Purpose: Dual-Purpose Production: 250 Large Brown Eggs/Year Temperament: Docile, Easy Going Mature Weight: 5-6 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Occasionally Comb Type: Rose or Single Comb

ORDER NOW

Gold Laced Wyandotte

Starting at: $3.07
First avail: Aug 17, 2022

Wyandottes are not all show with their elegantly patterned feathers. They are also great egg layers. Wyandottes are one of the most strikingly beautiful chickens to grace a backyard flock. Developed in New York, they are quiet, easy to manage, and are of the most winter hardy of all breeds. {{br}} Purpose: Dual-Purpose Production: 245 Medium Cream Eggs/Year Temperament: Docile, Calm, Easy Going Mature Weight: 5-6 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Occasionally Comb Type: Rose Comb

ORDER NOW

Mystic Onyx®

Starting at: $3.07
First avail: Aug 17, 2022

Mystic Onyx® were originally developed as a meat bird for a market similar to the Asian Blacks, but upon seeing their beauty, we decided to make these available to the public. These birds were developed from Silkies by crossing with meat birds and selecting for size, and their dark skin and meat. They resemble a Svart Hona or Ayam Cemani in color but typically feature orange-red flares in their plumage, creating a beautiful contrast with their iridescent green plumage and mulberry or black combs, and the occasional tuft on their head. They do come in a variety of colors from orange to red to the more typical black with red flares. These have easily become one of our favorites at the hatchery, as they are also good egg layers of light brown eggs. If you are looking for a standout in your flock, these are a great addition! {{br}} Purpose: Dual-Purpose Production: 225 Medium Light Brown Eggs/Year Temperament: Active, Energetic Mature Weight: 5-6 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Rarely Comb Type: Single Comb

ORDER NOW

Speckled Sussex

Starting at: $3.43
First avail: Aug 17, 2022

Speckled Sussex originated in England in AD 43, making them one of the oldest known breeds. The oldest and most common coloring is the speckled breed that has dark brown or mahogany-colored feathers and some black and blue feathers with white ends making the speckles show throughout their plumage. {{br}} Purpose: Dual-Purpose Production: 240 Medium Cream Eggs/Year Temperament: Docile, Friendly, Gentle Mature Weight: 7-8 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Occasionally Comb Type: Single Comb

ORDER NOW

Black Sex-Link

Starting at: $3.07
First avail: Aug 17, 2022

The Black Sex-Link is an excellent brown egg layer. It was created from a Barred Rock hen and a Rhode Island Red cockerel. This creates a very versatile bird that is a great egg layer, has the temperament of a Barred Plymouth Rock, and can hold its own through the cold dark winter. {{br}} Purpose: Dual-Purpose Production: 250 Large Brown Eggs/Year Temperament: Gentle, Active Mature Weight: 5-6 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Rarely Comb Type: Single Comb

ORDER NOW

Lavender Orpington

Starting at: $5.15
First avail: Aug 17, 2022

One of the best breeds for newcomers to chickens, and for families with young children. Named for the English town where they were developed, Orpingtons come in several feather colors, but all are big quiet birds with fluffy feathers that keep them toasty warm during frigid weather. {{br}} Purpose: Dual-Purpose Production: 220 Medium Brown Eggs/Year Temperament: Docile, Calm, Gentle, Friendly, Good with Children Mature Weight: 7-8 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Occasionally Comb Type: Single Comb

ORDER NOW

Light Brahma

Starting at: $3.43
First avail: Aug 17, 2022

This perfect backyard chicken breed is named for India’s Brahmaputra River. The breed probably came to the U.S. on Nineteenth Century sailing ships, or it may have been developed here from other Asian breeds. Hens weigh about 5-6 pounds with loose fluffy feathers that make them look bigger. Feathers cover their feet and shanks, keeping them warm in winter. Their docile, gentle, and quiet temperament makes them one of the best breeds around children. Hens lay about 200 medium-sized brown eggs annually, sometimes go broody, and are attentive mothers. {{br}} Purpose: Dual-Purpose Production: 200 Medium Brown Eggs/Year Temperament: Calm, Friendly, Docile Mature Weight: 5-6 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Occasionally Comb Type: Pea Comb

ORDER NOW
Blog - News From the Coop

GET IN TOUCH

641-323-6100

P.O. BOX 200 RUDD, IA 50471, USA

sales@hoovershatchery.com

GET SOCIAL