- Crested "Top Hat" Special
Amaze your neighbors with these colorful chickens! Not only do they look good, they lay very well and make a great addition to your back yard poultry. This special can include the following breeds/varieties: Polish (Silver Laced, Golden Laced, Buff Laced, White Crest Black, White Crested Blue and Splash), Silver Spangled Spitzhaubens, Golden Spitzhabens, Mottled Houdans, and White Sultans. Sold as straight run only and we provide a nice assortment with no guarantee of specific breed.
"Sorry we do not tell you what color type or breed we sent with this package and we do not keep records of what breeds are sent"
Crested "Top Hat" Special Projected Availability
PLEASE NOTE: This availability chart is updated periodically and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
We schedule all orders to ship ASAP when the entire order is available. If you would like to delay your order, you can specify your delay date at checkout.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
Great chicks!!! Review by Rachel
I am very happy with my 12 Bantam Cochins and 7 royal palms!! they arrived alert and happy and two weeks later and all of them are still healthy and happy!! I will definitely order from you guys again! (Posted on 6/14/2017)
Great Experience! Review by Brittany
I ordered 5 of the "top hat special," 5 splash silkies, and 5 bantam easter eggers. I ended up receiving 19 chicks total (probably due to the extreme cold during shipping). Temps were in the teens while my chicks were in transit, and not a single one has died. I got a good variety of crested breeds- 3 white polish, one golden laced, one silver laced, and one white crested black polish. When ordering from a different hatchery, I lost 5 chicks the first day and was shorted one. The Cackle experience was a much more pleasant one! (Posted on 3/16/2017)
Nice Variety Review by Faith
When I received my assortment all of the chicks were alive and healthy! There was such a great variety of them. I am so impressed with the quality chicks I received from you guys. (Posted on 7/14/2016)
Great chicks!!! Review by Melody
Thank you for your excellent customer service! Chicks arrived healthy and on time. Only 1 didn't make it but extras were sent. Will continue to do business with your company. (Posted on 6/25/2016)
Love! Review by nrg06
I received my order of 5 crested chicks (and one extra). They all arrived healthy and were a great variety. I will definitely order again! (Posted on 4/30/2016)
Thank you Review by Billie
Thank you so much for the beautiful healthy chicks. A very nice selection of breeds. I will be ordering again. I have wanted the crested breeds for years and I am very happy with what I got. (Posted on 4/27/2016)
Thanks! Review by MB
Thank you so much for my beautiful chickens! There were mostly roosters but I received 3 different breeds! I hope to see some little ones hatch this spring. I will be ordering the surprise box in spring and my mother n law will be helpful in the care of so many little ones! (Posted on 12/29/2015)
Thank You Review by Glen Puerto Rico May 2009
We live in Puerto Rico and received our internet order of 40 chicks this morning at the Post office in our small central mountain town. You made Rolando's day! He is in 7th heaven! Every one of the chicks arrived alive. EVERY one of them! He's been following your instructions to a "T". They all drank his warm sugar water, all are eating, and all are nice and cozy in the contraption he made with a light bulb ( I had to remind him that I think the "fluorescent" energy saving light bulb would not produce sufficient heat so he changed it). The chicks are all chirping happily in their new home in the mountains of Puerto Rico! We bought 40 eggs from a different company previous to this because we didn't think anyone would ship live chicks here. NONE of them hatched in our incubator. Somehow I find you on the interest and we were delighted that you ship to us here, so I ordered assortments to check it out. I'm a city boy from Ohio and New York, and honestly I didn't think these chicks would make it from Missouri to Puerto Rico. What a spectular scene to the eyes and ears when we opened that box! What a delight! They will be over-overloved and well taken care of and then they'll join the rest of our "zoo" of 10 dogs, 2w macaws, 3 horses including a new baby, geese, turkeys, chickens, roosters, fancy pigeons, cockateils, Australian parakeets and fancy ducks on our property here in the mountains. We already took a look at your website for new additions. Thank you for everything. (Posted on 12/18/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Margie, Alabama March 2013
Just wanted to say thanks so much for the courtesy calls from your company on my chicken issue. I am not in the least upset with anyone other than myself. We will be re-ordering and looking forward to more beautiful baby chicks from you. Again thanks and have never conducted business over the net with anyone more cordial as you guys have been. (Posted on 11/30/2015)
My praise to Cackle Hatchery and their staff Review by Michael New York April 2010
Good Evening, I just received my order of chicks from Cackle Hatchery today. I want to extend my sincere praise to your company and staff. My chicks arrived healthy and without a single casualty!!! I have ordered from other hatcheries in the past and have waited anxiously for my chicks to arrive only to be disappointed by dead or nearly dead chicks. Your chicks are the best I have ever received from a hatchery. Although, I am experienced enough to be able to tell which breeds are which, I appreciated the fact that your staff took the time to mark similar breeds. Again, thank you to your staff, They won me over as a customer. I will be sure to tell all of my fellow chicken fanciers how impressed I am with Cackle Hatchery. (Posted on 11/13/2015)
Very Satisfied Review by Garry Arizona June 2011
My Crested Top Hat Special order arrived yesterday. Thank you for the beautiful bunch of chicks and making up the shorted chicks from my previous order. I am more than satisfied with you chicks and attention to customer satisfaction. I will recommend your hatchery to anyone that ask me where I got my flock. (Posted on 11/4/2015)