Assorted Heavy Females Hatchery Choice

(31 customer reviews)

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Hatching on April 17, 2024

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  • Assorted Heavy Females Hatchery Choice – Sold as Baby Chicks Only
Seasonal/Shipped Feb thru September
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Cackle Hatchery® will include at least three different chicken breeds of brown egg laying females in this special discounted item. There are 30 different breeds that are available from Cackle Hatchery® to be able to fulfill this special for you. You are unable to pick the chicken breed and these are Cackle Hatchery’s® choice only. Cackle Hatchery® is considered by many as the best chicken hatchery in the USA, providing high quality backyard poultry for small farms or hobbyists that just want a few chickens for personal use. We hope you consider Cackle Hatchery® as your best local chicken hatchery or mail order hatchery for your needs.

“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 were sent”


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31 reviews for Assorted Heavy Females Hatchery Choice

  1. canieldonrad (verified owner)

    July 26 2023. Ordered 15, received 16. All 16 arrived alive and healthy. 2 weeks in and all are doing very well. We look to have received 4 Barred Rock, 4 Rhode Island Red(or production red), 4 Buff Orpington and 4 Black Australorp. A nice mix of colors.

  2. erik.sloneker (verified owner)

    Ordered 15 pullets and received 16 promptly on 3/15/23. All arrived healthy and active which is a testament to how well they were packaged by Cackle and handled by the USPS. The breeds included Delawares, Buff Orpingtons, Black Sex Link, Barred Rock, Rhode Island Reds and I think Cinnamon Queens (not quite sure yet). They’re now 4 weeks old and doing great. I’m super excited about the breed selection and very please with my order.

  3. shelbyfh22 (verified owner)

    I ordered 15 heavy assortment females and 15 rainbow assortment females. I received 35 chicks in total, and all are females! I have Dominique, Barred Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red, Buff Orpington, Auracauna and/or Americauna, one Easter Egger, and few others that I’m not sure of yet, but all beautiful, healthy chickens! They should start laying eggs any time now! I highly recommend getting assortments if you’re not sure where to start!

  4. Nicole Wangler (verified owner)

    I ordered 15 of the heavy female assortment, they sent 16, and 15 made the trip. (I also ordered 5 of the Rare Chick Special who all made the trip as well.)

    I received 14 hens and 1 rooster. 7 of them are either a few Barred Rocks and a few Marans or all Barred Rocks. It’s so hard to tell! Also received 2 New Hampshire, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 2 White Jersey Giants, and 2 Silver Laced Wyandottes.

    Pretty happy with my assortment unless half really are all Barred Rocks. One of the Buff Orpingtons turned out to be a rooster. I took a star off for those things, but overall it was a good experience. Sadly, a bear got into the coop and wiped out almost half my flock, =( so I just placed an order for more chicks and feel confident in the quality.

  5. James Ledergerber

    Ordered 50 for the last ship day in 2020. Received 55 happy and HEALTHY chicks. All were in great shape and are laying now. Decided to keep 5 Dominique hens and 6 Buff Orphington hens, sold the other 44 and if I didn’t have 70 chicks scheduled for early to mid June I would be ordering this special again

    Very happy camper here.

    Thanks, Cackle Hatchery!

  6. Amber Bechtol (verified owner)

    Ordered 15 on 3/22/21 and received 18 on 4/7/21, all alive and happy plus they got here way sooner than the estimated delivery! Three different breeds, I’m assuming Dominique’s, Bielefelder’s and Cinnamon Queens. They’re so cute and adjusting well to their brooder box! Very pleased and would highly recommend.

  7. Lauren

    Healthy Chicks

    All chicks arrived alive, only lost one within the first couple of days for failure to thrive. Ordered 25 and received 27. Description guarantees at least 3 different breeds and we ended up with 4 dominques, 10 New Hampshire’s, and 13 australorp. Technically got the three breeds, but just about everyone is solid red or solid black. Ended up with just one rooster. Never got an email to confirm that my order had shipped, but the lady on the phone was very helpful when I called to request the tracking number.

  8. Danielle


    I ordered the 100 heavy laying hen special and my babies are beautiful. They arrived earlier than expected after I got the email notifying me they shipped. We have guesses as to the breeds but we’ll have to wait awhile to see what they are. I wish I had a list just to narrow it down but I’m happy either way. I’ll definitely be ordering more from you guys.

  9. Trista


    I ordered the heavy layer special for 4/6/2020 hatch date, 15 of the girls. They arrived on 4/8 all very lively and talkative. There where 18 total. Today is 5/29 all are still alive and growing quickly. We did end up with one rooster which is great! We have 5 silver laced Wyandotte, 5 red birds still not sure what they are, 4 White Rock and 4 Dominique. Very great assortment very happy. Will be ordering from cackle again next year.

  10. Garland

    Wow super nice chicks

    Only lost 1 shipping. All the others super healthy. Will do again!

  11. Lee

    Healthy Chicks

    This is my third year ordering from Cackle Hatchery and I am extremely pleased. I ordered 23 and I received 27 healthy and active chicks. All of the chicks I have ordered over the years have thrived and are still healthy. I have recommended Cackle Hatchery to quite a few people.

  12. Nicole

    Beautiful healthy chicks

    Thank you so much for the great customer service and healthy baby chicks. We could not be more pleased and excited to see them grow.

  13. Different varieties

    None died

    I ordered 20 and got 23. I had a mix of RIR, Wyandotte’s, and Barred Rock. Out of the 23 I had 9 roosters. I got rid of the roosters or ate them. I had one that we called Ricardo that we kept and he’s a bit retarded with a gimp leg. Other than him all turned out great and he is ok just a crooked leg.

  14. Steve

    Thanks to the employees at cackle hatchery

    This is the 3 rd time we have ordered chicks they always do a great job thanks to the employees we always get our chicken in a timely manner alive and well thanks


    wonderful customer service

    We ordered a mixed batch from cackle hatchery and they accidently got taken by another person whose order came the same day. I can hardly believe that they replaced the entire order at no cost to us even though it was in no way their fault. This happened last year, and this year will be our third year of ordered both meat and layers from them and we have always been very pleased. You can even speak to a person when you call.

  16. Julie

    Good Laying Breeds

    I ordered the 3 Orpington’s and 15 Cackle Hatchery Choice, Heavy Breed. They shipped 21 chicks and four of them were not alive when they arrived. Three of them were extremely weak and passed within a couple hours of arriving. The remaining 14 are doing very well now. They were packed very well I know that the breeds are Barred Rocks, RIR and the other chicks I can’t figure out. They started looking like a Delaware but now they’re coloring is a very light peach color. With regards to customer service, they were extremely helpful . They always responded quickly and the customer service representative were very knowledgeable and friendly. I wish I wouldn’t have lost so many chicks but this time of the year it’s extremely cold. I will definitely use cackle hatchery again in the future and maybe wait to order the checks in April not February.

  17. Tammy

    Perfect in every way!

    I received more than I ordered and every single little chick was alive and healthy. They were ordered in the very cold months of March and I’m thrilled that they were healthy and strong… and beautiful!!

  18. Clint

    Wonderful Experience

    We ordered 25 of the baby chicks, and they sent 28 healthy baby chickens. We will definitley use the Cackle Hatchery in the future.

  19. jo

    Thank You

    My chicks were picked up from my local post office this morning. All 26 were well and started drinking and eating right away. The brooder box was warmed and ready for them.
    Just want to thank you for your service. Have a GREAT day!!
    BTW…. my guineas I bought from you are healthy juveniles now. Never lost a one since I started raising them. This is one happy “chicken lady”.

  20. Mountain Man 9700

    15 chicks

    My wife and I are very pleased, we ordered 15 and received 18 live little chicks!!
    Thank you!!
    Altitude and Attitude!!

  21. Suzette

    Very Happy

    Ordered the Heavy Assorted Pullets last summer, and was super pleased! We ordered 25 chicks, but received 28, and all of them lived! Breeds we ended up with were: Australorp, Dominiques, Barred Rock, and Silver Laced Wyandottes

  22. Chris

    Nice chicks/great service

    I ordered 30 of the hatchery choice heavy pullets that were delivered March 2,2016. I received 32 of which 2 did not make it passed a couple of days. The 30 are doing great. In 3 weeks they have tripled in size and have been moved from the brooder to the stall enclosure in the barn. They are nearly fledged and will be ready to move outside when the weather is consistently warm. They are beautiful birds.

  23. Chris

    1st hatchery order – VERY SATISFIED

    This was my first time ordering from a hatchery. I received 34 heavy pullets the first week of February, only one died and they are healthy and now fully feathered. It’s still a guessing game as to what kind I got, but that is the fun of the hatchery picks. Thank you Cackle Hatchery! I’m placing another small order next week.

  24. Renee Wisconsin February 2014

    Just a customer message

    Never knew Cackle Hatchery had over 300+ YouTube videos on products and breeder flocks. Very very interesting and a great customer tool to see different breeder flocks, different chickens, different set-ups in the way breeders keep their chickens, and even your product demos were intriguing. Keep up the good customer relations. These homegrown contests, the newsletter, and the “Born to be Wild speed freak video of hatch/shipping day are incredible hilarious and funny. Your public relation ideas are wonderful. And someone sure put in a lot video-taping all those flocks. Very very fun and enjoyable.

  25. Alan Washington February 2009

    Chick Order

    Just picked up my chicks that were hatched on Monday. I think in my 45 years of ordering chicks from different hatcheries around the country these are the best I ever received. I ordered the pullet combo. I got the best variety including all those nice rare breeds! These guys were jumping out of the box to get out, not one dead! Two years ago I got a bad shipment from you, it was when a post office employee put bags over them and smothered all of them. You guys sent me another shipment and I raised them all. Everyone else has raised their prices a lot, you guys give the best value now. I am going to tell everyone I see about your company, especially the people at the feedstor I trade at please tell the people who may have put my order up a big THANK YOU! They did a super job! I may be ordering some waterfowl soon too. Thanks a lot for the excellent chicks.

  26. Patsy November 2009


    I ordered the brown egg laying special and they are 25 weeks old today. They are laying. I only lost one and since you sent 26 I have 25 pullets. Thank for the good service. Cackle Hatchery is tops in my house.

  27. Xenia, California March 2012


    You can put me in your list of satisfied customers and as a reference for receiving healthy babies. Got my babies this morning all of them looked really healthy.

  28. Cheryl Washington March 2010

    My order of 25 heavy pullets

    I had to write and let you know how pleased i am with my chicks. Not only are they happy and healthy lil girls but they’re feathering out in beautiful colors. I couldn’t be MORE pleased! This has bee so much fun watching and caring for them and I will recommend and use Cackle for any future purchases of fowl,etc Thanks so much for a job “well done”!!

  29. Hilda North Carolina

    Received chicks

    Wanted to tell you that I received my chicks this morning and they are well and look great. I am pleased with the package of 15 chicks heavy assorted pullets. I love the idea of the surprise of not knowing what kind you will receive and the fact you offer a minimum order of 15 chicks which works a lot better for me than the other company’s 25. Thanks for keeping the small hobbyist in mind. I will definitely be ordering again from you. Best Wishes

  30. Judith Kansas July 2014

    Cackle Customer

    I received my order of 15 Pullets Assorted Heavy Pullets Hatchery Choice today. So far I am extremely pleased with the service I received. Your website was easy to navigate, informative, ordering was easy, you well explained shipping terms and policies were very appreciated ordering live birds. The price on what I purchased was the same per bird I paid locally last Spring. This includes shipping charges. The birds arrived exactly as scheduled. They were thirsty, hungry and noisy! I followed the instructions from you site on how to prepare and handle new chicks. All 16, you tossed in an extra, made the trip just fine. None dead or lethargic chicks and no pasty butts. I am very happy with my experience from Cackle Hatchery. I will order from you again. Thank you!

  31. Jaclyn, Arizona (received March 2015)

    Healthy Chicks

    Thank You Cackle Hatchery!
    I received my chicks a week ago (28 of them) they are doing great! I only lost one in shipping and all the others are in great shape. I’m very happy I decided to order chicks from your hatchery and if I have any questions I can refer to your website it’s been very helpful.

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