Cackle Hatchery

"Hatching and Shipping Since 1936"
Family Owned for Three Generations

PO Box 529,  Lebanon, MO  65536
417-532-4581 - 417-588-1918 (fax)   .

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New Hampshire 


New Hampshire Chicken Rooster bred by Rick Jandrev, AboveBoard Poultry , Ohio

New Hampshire Chicken Rooster
Owned/Bred by Rick Jandrey
AboveBoard Poultry - Richfield, Ohio

New Hampshire Chicken Hen

New Hampshire Chicken Hen

Day old New Hampshire Red chicksJust hatched day old New Hampshire Baby Chicks

Just hatched New Hampshire chicks

Close up of New Hampshire Chicken Rooster

Close up of New Hampshire Chicken Rooster

New Hampshire Chicken Rooster

New Hampshire Chicken Rooster

Doodle - A New Hampshire Chicken Rooster belonging to Crystina in Wisconsin.

Dear Cackle;

Thank you for this nice New Hampshire Chicken Rooster (named Doodle) we purchased from you as a baby chick in the spring of 2009. Crystina, Amery, Wisconsin.

New Hampshire Chicken Breed 


New Hampshire Chicken Breed Information and Chicken Facts
* Heritage Breed  

New Hampshire Chicken Breed Information:

The New Hampshire chicken breed was developed in 1915 from a strain of Rhode Island Reds brought into New Hampshire state.  This lighter colored red chicken  was later recognized as a distinct chicken  breed in 1935 and sometimes called a New Hampshire Red . Our New Hampshire chickens originated from the "Newcomer" strain which was an egg laying strain and has been improved upon yearly on Cackle’s own chicken breeding farm. Cackle Hatchery benefited from  the experimental trap nesting station located in Mountain Grove Missouri in the 1960’s which was sponsored by the Missouri state department of agriculture .This chicken breed will lay very large brown eggs for you to eat or eggs for sale and is one of the great chicken heritage breeds in the USA. If you wish for a chicken that is calm, matures early, lays good, and is of heavy weight, then the New Hampshire chicken is what you're looking for. Watch a short New Hampshire chicken breed video above and more chicken images.

Chicken Facts:  

  •  Poultry Show Class:  American Class

  • Weights -  Hen -------6 1/2 lbs        Rooster------8 1/2 lbs
                      Pullet-------5 1/2  lbs     Cockerel-----7 1/2 lbs  

  • Purpose -  Dual Purpose, both egg and meat production

  • Egg Shell Color - Brown

  • Egg Production - 200-280 eggs per year (*estimates only, see FAQ)

  • Country of Origin -United States (New England)

  • APA: Yes, Recognized by American Standard of Perfection, 

  • ALBC: Watch chicken breed status,  A Sustainable Heritage Chicken Breed.

  • BREEDER FARM SOURCE: “ Cackle Hatchery Poultry Breeding Farm” developing our bloodline or strain of pure New Hampshire since 1945.


Cackle Hatchery has these chickens for sale. If you would like just a few chicks for sale then check out our Small Poultry Order or City/Town Chicken Specials and also our Backyard Chicken Houses.

Minimum of 5 birds of each breed, variety, color, or sex. ONLY EXCEPTION: If you are ordering pullets, you may order 1 or 2 cockerels to go with them or UNLESS YOU ARE ORDERING ONE OF THE CITY-TOWN OR SMALL ORDER SPECIALS”

Straight Run, Pullets and Cockerels are shipped at 1 day of age, the baby chicks arrive at your post office at 2-3 days of age You MUST have a minimum order of 15 chicks total. 


Breed  Group Quantity  Per Chick Price  To Purchase
New Hampshire  Straight Run 5 2.45 12.25
New Hampshire  Straight Run 10 2.40 24.00
New Hampshire  Straight Run 15 2.25 33.75
New Hampshire  Straight Run 25 2.10 52.50
New Hampshire  Straight Run 50 1.90 95.00
New Hampshire  Straight Run 100 1.75 175.00
New Hampshire  Pullets 5 2.85 14.25
New Hampshire  Pullets 10 2.80 28.00
New Hampshire  Pullets 15 2.70 40.50
New Hampshire  Pullets 25 2.55 63.75
New Hampshire  Pullets 50 2.35 117.50
New Hampshire  Pullets 100 2.20 220.00
New Hampshire  Cockerels 1-9 2.00 2.00 each
New Hampshire  Cockerels 10 1.50 15.00
New Hampshire  Cockerels 15 1.35 20.25
New Hampshire  Cockerels 25 1.25 31.25
New Hampshire  Cockerels 50 1.05 52.50
New Hampshire  Cockerels 100 .75 75.00


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