Barred Rock Chicken

(82 customer reviews)

As low as: $2.80

Hatching on June 24, 2024

Order now for estimated delivery by June 27, 2024.

  • Barred Rock – Sold as Baby Chicks Only
       Minimums – Not Sexed = 3 
                          Female = 3
                          Male = 1    
                                Total of 3 birds to ship      
Seasonal/Shipped Feb thru September


Breed Facts

  • Poultry Show Class:  American Class
  • Weights: Hen—–7 1/2 lbs
    Rooster——9 1/2 lbs
    Pullet—6 lbs
    Cockerel—-8 lbs
  • Purpose and Type: Primary production, Egg Laying & Pet/Secondary meat source
  • Egg Shell Color: Brown
  • Egg Production: 200 – 280 eggs per year (estimates only, see FAQ)
  • Egg Size: Large
  • Temperament: Active
  • Gender Accuracy: 85-90%
  • Fertility Percentage: 65-80%
  • Broody: Setter
  • Mating Ratio: 10 Females to 1 Male
  • Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • APA: Yes, Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection
  • TLC: Recovering Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed
  • BREEDER FARM SOURCE: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline or strain of pure Barred Plymouth Rock since 1936.


Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection as a distinct pure chicken breed in 1874 and known as the kind of chickens that “Grandma” use to raise. This is one of the color varieties of the Plymouth Rock chicken family and an excellent winter/summer brown egg layer. The Barred Standard Plymouth Rock Chicken is a great back yard poultry for production and very kid friendly chicken. Most people call these “Barred Rocks” which is a short name for the Barred Plymouth Rock chicken. Some people confuse the Barred Rock chicken with the Dominique chicken breed. The Barred Rock has a single comb (straight comb) and has more of a straight pattern in the barred feathers. The Dominique chicken has a rose comb and a slight v pattern in the barring of the feathers. Both make for good chickens in the winter and good pet chickens. Cackle Hatchery® offers our own chicken breeds like the Barred Rock chicken and offer these baby chickens for sale online along with all our other breeds. We think you will be very pleased with Cackle Hatchery®’s Barred Rock chickens .

Many people who like this breed of chicken also like the miniature version of the breed (bantam) the Barred Rock Bantam Chicken.

We also offer our Barred Plymouth Rock Exhibition Type

We also offer at limited times of the year Barred Rock Fertile Hatching Eggs

To learn about how to tell the difference between a Barred Rock and a Dominique Chicken please check out our blog here.


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82 reviews for Barred Rock Chicken

  1. Ruby Anne Heie-Rubley

    I absolutely love my Barred Rocks. We ordered 3 BR pullets and 1 cockerel a year ago. They were all sexed 100% correctly with 100% survival.

    The hens are curious, notably smarter than many of the other breeds we currently have, and of the 25 chickens we have one of those BR, Dottie, is by far my favorite chicken. She is curious, very docile, loves to be handled, and yet stays at the top of the pecking order. The BR also tended to develop just a bit faster than the rest of the chicks. Maybe a fluke, but it was impossible to miss. All handled our cold winter (zone 5) perfectly. None have had any health issues. They open range here on our farm and these chickens do very well. Savvy enough to avoid predators, but sweet natured enough to run right up to familiar people. I will say that we tend to find these girls in odd places now and then. Honestly, they are quite the characters.

    The only chick we had any issues with was the roo. When he matured, he had some major attitude problems with humans. That may be my own fault as an noob to dealing with cockerels. Regardless, he had to be rehomed. That said, he developed into a gorgeous male who took good care of his hens, and wasn’t rough with them at all. I won’t hesitate to order male or female BR from cackle hatchery in the future.

  2. Janey Welch

    I received my five girls plus one free extra the morning after they were shipped ( along with 8 leghorns and 6 cochins). All are very lively, healthy, thriving and what I call gifted and talented. At only three days of age some of them are already roosting on a low dowl rod. This is my first mail order experience and I’ll never buy from anyone but Cackle Hatchery. No more feed store chickens for me!

  3. April Hodson

    Amazing experience with Cackle Hatchery, I recommend them to all my friends! Great customer service and the barred rock chicks I ordered a few months ago arrived fast, and have been perfect, healthy birds. The sexing was 100% accurate and they sent a free chick. Thank you so much!!!

  4. Jeff Roberts

    We ordered two barred rock hens back in August. In November they both began crowing. They are healthy, beautiful birds, but the 85-90% gender accuracy claim is inaccurate. Cackle refunded our money, but now we have to find homes for these guys and start over with new chicks.

  5. Martha Dugan

    Ordered from the May 17th hatch. Received all my chicks in great shape and immediately started eating and drinking. Ordered 5 hens and received 7. All 7 now laying an egg a day. The rooster is doing his job well and is very handsome and friendly (for a rooster).

  6. Alberto Escalante Alvarez

    Love the Barred Rock!!

    The order came as promised and the chicks were healthy and well! Thank you so much!!!

  7. Lindsay Warren

    I ordered 3 hens along with 3 buff orphingtons. I received 8 healthy chickens. They were friendly sweet birds and I enjoyed them. I’ve rehomed them now because I love silkies and switched to bantams, but they’re doing well and new owners reported one barred rock is sitting on a nest.

  8. RC

    Love my girls

    I Love my BR girls I ordered 8 got 9 and every single one was a hen. In my shipment I got 26 birds (3 more then ordered) of Jubilee, sussex and Bared Rock chickens. And every single one lived with only one “guaranteed” hen, out of 12 being a rooster. But he is my favorite so I don’t mind. I have 1 year old twins and they go out and feed the chickens with me and they let them pet them and are very sweet. Will definitely be looking to order from Cackle again for any of my birds. These are some of the healthiest, tamest birds I have ever had the enjoyment of having.

  9. goatface

    Couldn’t be happier

    We ordered 3 barred rocks, 6 golden comets and 6 white leghorns (sexed female). They sent us an extra leghorn and comet. All turned out to be healthy females. I waited awhile to write this until I saw results. We started seeing eggs about 5 months later. So far, so good.

  10. Thig9649

    Happy healthy chicks

    I ordered 15 barred rock chicks i got 17 healthy happy little chicks didnt take any time for them to run to the feeder and start eatting and drinking will be ordering from cackle hatchery from now on for my poultry needs

  11. Angus

    Very Hardy

    Barred Rocks are my favorite hardy bird. They seem to survive the best of all breeds and their camouflage keeps them safer from predators than others. Good cold weather layers. The only roosters I use is barred rocks. They are tough and live long. Cackle’s birds seem very healthy and hardy.

  12. Holly

    All is well!

    My girls ordered some of these for their 2020 fair pens. We live in Michigan and of course they shipped in a middle of a snow storm! We recieved them two days later and all is well so far. Thank you for a good experience.

  13. Roger

    Awesome chickens

    I ordered 30 Barred Rock hens and 3 roosters in July and they arrived safe and sound with and extra chick. It’s December and so far they are all doing well and growing big and fat. They are great foragers and free range on my farm. I have been getting 14 eggs a day for about 2 weeks now so when they all come on line I’ll definitely have a lot to sell or trade. The roosters have been crowing for over a month and they all have a different tune they sing. I never noticed that about roosters before and don’t know if that’s normal. Cackle has been my hatchery of choice for the last 6 years and they have always been great folks to deal with.

  14. Mallory C


    We ordered 25 chicks in June from Cackle hatchery. 5 Buff Orpington pullets, 5 Barred Rock pullets, 5 White Rock pullets, and 10 Splash Silkies. We received them quickly! Cackle included 1 extra Orpington and 3 extra silkies. We did not lose a single chick. All are thriving and healthy! Thanks Cackle Hatchery!!

  15. Hope S


    I adore cackle hatchery! All of our baby chicks arrived safely and healthy as can be, with two extra babies as well to fall in love with. We couldn’t be happier and neither can our 4 month old babies. Time flies when your loving on these awesome Barred Rock chickens. We will be ordering ducklings to add to our flock in spring. I highly recommend cackle hatchery to anyone looking for a safe delivery of very healthy chicks to start or add to their flock!

  16. Lanette G

    Great Service!

    Great service!! My chicks arrived quickly and very healthy! I ordered 16 but received 17, 5 buffs, 6 red, 5 barred rock and my special order, Easter egger rooster who is beautiful! Will definitely order from them in the future!

  17. Cory Q


    We ordered 8 cinnamon queen hens and 8 barred rock hens, we received 9 of each all alive on arrival and are still thriving now at 6 weeks old. I couldn’t be happier with the chicks.

  18. Thomas

    Best Birds Ever!

    I ordered 3 Barred Rock females and got 4 on July 12th, 2019, I have to say these are my favorite breed I got, I ordered a mix of layers. The BR are very intelligent and family friendly my babies are almost a month old and already come to me when I call them. It is so nice that when I enter the coop they run to the door to greet me and when I open the door they jump up onto my lap or into my hand if I hold it out for them.

  19. E

    Very clever

    Mine are nearly three months old and are very clever. They are very curious, and this leads them to figure out new things faster than my other breeds. They were in a transition pen while we finished fixing our larger coop and pen, but once they were moved into the final pen, they were the first to learn to go in at night. They also come to me when I make a finger movement to see what I’m doing. I love this breed and I highly recommended them.

  20. McKnight Family

    First to lay eggs

    This older variety is both gentle, calm and quiet. They started laying first at only 4 1/2 months. We were surprised! Great foragers. Our Barred Rock rooster protects his girls so well that last fall–he killed an owl!

  21. Sasha

    Love them

    My husband surprised me with barred rock chicks for Mother’s Day because these are the breeding recall my mother having.. Very happy very satisfied. We’ll be buying again! Thank you all!

  22. Mason


    I order 15 chicks and got them this morning and there was 17 of them. They are all alive and I loved that the packaging was super warm.

  23. Commendable Service and Packing


    Over the past seven years we have ordered from over a dozen different hatcheries, including (and most often) Cackle. We have ordered from you for years and have always been impressed with the quality of the chicks, and your service which is above and beyond the average. Our most recent order, however, was even more remarkable – they shipped during extreme cold, and not only did they all arrive alive, they were boxed in the most exceptional and thoughtful packing of heat packs and straw pads we have ever seen, courtesy of your packer “Angie M”. All of the chicks from this order have continued to show the high standard of quality and good growth and health we have come to expect from your birds. Please give our regards to the packer of our order and keep up the amazing work. Thank you

  24. Darryl

    Thanks Again

    I ordered my Barred Rock chicks (13 hens/2 roosters) on September 23, 2018 with an expected hatch date of the 25th. I received a call from the post office to pick them up on Sept 28th at 0530 in the morning. Unfortunately I had one DOA (hen) but all others were alive and well (13 hens & 3 roosters). Special thanks to Cackle Hatchery for the extra 2 chicks that more than covered my shipping mortality; it was unexpected and greatly appreciated. It’s day 38 now and all 16 of them eating like horses and growing like weeds. I couldn’t be more satisfied with your service and my order. I’ve been handing out the cackle hatchery info to all my friends & neighbors along with my highest recommendation. Thanks Again, V/R Darryl

  25. Millersville

    Chicks arrived quick and in great shape

    Cackle Hatchery, Thank you for the healthy chicks! They arrived very quickly and each and every one of them are healthy. Been raising poultry for over 40 yrs and these are real dandies. Thanks for the extra chicks to.

  26. Dan


    Got our girls today all see very healthy and eager to eat and drink! Thanks for sending them with care, you folks are the best!

  27. rachael


    i had never touched a chicken before ordering. we ordered a 15 value selection from you and a RIR roo. 19 birds on arrival, one poor girl had a turned foot, by the time we figured out what was up, was too late to save her, we tried everything. now that its dec, we still have 18 birds, have nesting boxes ready and are baiting the girls with wooden eggs! so excited and happy with our experience! we will not buy from another hatchery due to the great experience we have had. thank you for helping to bring such a fun and enriching set of pets to our lives <3

  28. mark

    Barred Rock Pullets/Cockerels

    I ordered 15 pullets and 3 cockerels which arrived on the 15th of August and got my first egg on the 17th of September. The roosters are quite handsome fellows that are very vocal. They are protective and will act somewhat aggressive towards me when I am in the coop area. Still yet, they allow me to pick them up and pet them without any retaliation or attempt to attack me. The hens are super sweet and will seek me out and even light on my back or shoulders to get attention and love to be held and petted. I may end up trying some of these out as a dual purposed bird in the future but for now (four months old) they could use some more filling out before I would feel comfortable harvesting one for meat. Overall I would recommend these as long as the crowing doesn’t bother you.

  29. Alexa

    Got my Chicks!

    Got my baby chicks this morning! All healthy, all doing fantastic! The tracking for my package was spot on with much appreciated detail. I got my chicks shipped to Hawaii which has additional fees and you have to have a higher minimum of birds and it was totally 100% worth it. I will be using your service in the future and will be recommending it to others. Thank you so very much!

  30. Cordelia

    Dear Sir

    I am writing to you on account of the fact that I would like to thank you for your hard work and dedication that has resulted in my beautiful chickens. I have had chickens for two years and I could not be happier with them. Their feathers shine and their eggs are the best I have ever had. My hens have helped me in more ways than one. You see, it is my ambition to own my own farm one day, so all experience helps. Not to mention their charming personalities. For example, my Barred Rock, Violet is a little silly and my RIR Raspberry is very smart for a chicken, My hens are one of my personal joys.
    I started getting chickensi in May of 2014, after doing a paper on them for learning purposes. Originally I planned on getting chicks simply to earn money, but as soon as I saw them I was immediately in love. The small fluffy bodies and cheeps are impossible to resist. I renew my flock every year in the spring, typically this is because a fox has recently gotten at my girls. However in a way this is good because I have had many different breeds. I was introduced to chickens by one of my parent’s colleagues and have had them ever since.
    Thank you again for my gorgeous girls. Also it would be amazing if you could breed a duck, chicken combo. A bird that could lay eggs and swim, this would be useful because than you could own a pool and just leave it open in the summer instead of spending a lot of time creating shade, or even installing air conditioning to your coop. Finally thank you. Just thank you, for my girls.

  31. Ashton

    Happy Customer

    We order 16 chicks (7 of which were barred rocks). They all arrived healthy and happy! The hatchery was very informative on initial care of chicks once they arrive, and because of their great care and advice all 17 (one extra was sent) chicks are alive and healthy!!! Thanks so much Cackle Hatchery!

  32. Deborah

    Thank you!

    We ordered our barred rocks, and received all happy healthy babies! We have ordered from cackle hatchery before and they have never disappointed. Not only are they helpful and friendly, they provide all the information you could ever ask for

  33. HAROLD TEXAS 2017


    The chicks arrived in great shape and I am very pleased with both of my orders from you. It has been a pleasure, thanks for the great service. I will order again.

  34. Amanda Presley, Mississippi

    Excellent Poultry Quality

    I ordered 25 barred rock pullets, all arrived safely. Extra chicks were shipped along with my order, I lost 2 chicks (one did not grow much after the first week -Failure to thrive) But I still have the same amount that I had originally ordered. Sexing was 100% accurate (note that they only guarantee 90%)!!! I was very impressed because of poor business with previous order from another hatchery. All the pullets are healthy and great quality birds. Definitely will be ordering from Cackle Hatchery again!

  35. Valerie New York August 2016


    I wanted to thank you for the beautiful chicks I ordered. I ordered city-town special of three pullets. All arrived safe and sound and are growing fast. I couldn’t believe how quickly they feathered out. I don’t usually get chicks in the fall but am very glad I tried it. With this hot summer there’s plenty of time to be ready for winter. Thanks Again

  36. Kathryn from Mississippi

    Orlered online with no problems, my chicks where here morning of the third day after leaving hatchery. All were healthy and drinking water and eating well.

    Very Happy with our Chicks. Ordered 5 Barred Rock, 5 Speckled Sussex, 5 Easter Egg chickens and there were an extra 2 in the box, which Im not sure but I think Easter egg Chicks. Thank you all very much.

  37. Kesler Family

    Extremely Happy Customer

    I just wanted to say Thank you! We had such a great experience from the ordering online, to a few late order adjustments made the same week as shipping (great customer service!) to this mornings arrival. Our chicks are super happy and very healthy and we can’t wait to see them grow up. Extremely impressed with the service and quality of chickens you provide and look forward to ordering from you again!

  38. Janelle

    Very pleased.

    I couldn’t be more pleased with this company. I ordered 15 chicks, they sent me 2 extra just in case I lost a few on the way, but all 17 chicks arrived alive and healthy. I had a few questions and emailed them a few times about my shipment, and they replied within hours and were so helpful. Thank you Cackle Hatchery! I wouldn’t hesitate to order from you again.

  39. Amelia Eggheart

    BR love for life!

    Amelia is the name of my Cackle Barred Rock (BR). She was the first to declare her humans as perches and continues to be a lap chicken to this day…but only after she’s eaten enough. This one girl must have eaten an entire acre of bugs in one spring. Her crop is infinitely expandable. Her nails are kept short from all her hunting. She was the last to start laying at over 6 months but she lays every day, only taking three days off every two months! She’s a great pet and a great producer with a low feed to egg ratio (unless she’s kept in the coop, then she eats from boredom). Very healthy and adorable.

  40. Mike


    We ordered 10 chicks. The time between ordering and the chicks being shipped was very fast. After only about a week total, we have 11 perfectly healthy chicks chirping, eating, drinking, and pooping while acting wacky. Love them, thanks guys!

  41. Benjamin

    Great Birds; Great Service

    I purchased some Barred Rock chickens from Cackle last year, and they have done very well. I appreciate the care that is taken to make sure that good quality stock is sent to the customer. I will definitely recommend and purchase from Cackle in the future.

  42. Jessica

    Great hatchery!

    We ordered 45 barred rocks and have been thrilled with them. This is our first time using Cackle. A friend recommended them to us after a bad experience with another hatchery and a high mortality rate with another hatchery. The hatchery called before they shipped to ensure we would be available to pick them up from the post office. we really appreciated the extra curtesy. We’ve had a chicks a few days and all are happy and healthy. With other hatcheries we have had some arrive dead, and always lost at least one chick in the first 48 hours. That has not been the case with our Cackle chicks. we haven’t lost any chicks. We have one we are watching extra close due to some bulging from the rectum that we’ve noticed upon cleaning them daily. But I suspect she will be just fine. Cackle will be are go to hatchery from now on. Ordering was easy, customer service was above and beyond what I could have asked for and everyone we have spoken with have been very delightful. And the most important part- the chicks have been the best quality we’ve ever received. And, they actually beat the prices of some of the other hatcheries we’ve ordered from!

  43. David


    I love these birds. we have some hens and they are great layers. we’ve had 2 roosters of this breed and neither of them were mean. one of them even got into a fight with a hawk and sent the hawk away in pain. And all the rooster got was a bleeding comb which he soon got over. thank you to all who work at Cackle Hatchery for carrying this breed!

  44. Eric & Sarah Missouri 2014

    Cackle Hatchery

    We would like to thank you for letting us come pick our new baby chicks up and seeing your store! Our youngest son had so much fun seeing all the babies and picking out extra ones we bought that day. As you can see he was very excited to ride home with the chicks. Our other three children are having a great time feeding and playing with the babies. We are also very excited because the first group of chickens that we purchased from you last March have just started to lay eggs. Again we thank you for our fun day.

  45. Robert Wisconsin June 2009

    Chick Shipment

    I received my chick order this morning, all arrived in very good condition. Thank you for the quality chicks it was a pleasure doing business with you!

  46. Deborah Missouri June 2009

    Chicks arrived safely!

    Just wanted to let you know all the chicks arrived safe and sound. They were immediately given water, and chick food was made available (including the boiled egg yolk you recommended) They took to it instantly! We kept them inside with a light for the first night to allow them to get settled then moved them to a broody hen in a previously prepared brooder area the following night. Our little momma hen is happily clucking over her new brood and the entire family seems very happy. Thanks

  47. T.K

    great birds

    These birds are gorgeous and sweet i ordered a barred rock chick and few others they fellow you around the cage and outside of the cage.
    in 2015 i went to a show my barred rock in ABQ NM at the state fair and grand champion of the American class
    thanks cackle for my wonderful birds

  48. Aaron Florida June 2009

    To all the folks at Cackle Hatchery

    Wow Im extremely impressed. I ordered my chicks on Sunday, they shipped the next morning and arrived at the post office on Wednesday. My split order of 5 Brahmas 5 Austrolorps and 5 Barred Rock all arrived healthy along with an extra barred rock and continue to be healthy 4 days later. I’ll recommend Cackle to everyone. Better service than I could have imagined.

  49. Fran Maine October 2009

    Order Satisfaction

    We are so pleased with our order that we received in July. They have all (21) survived and in fact we have been accused of ‘spoiling’ our chickens and housing them in a ‘palace’! We will be ordering again from you in the future. Thank you.

  50. Bea Nebraska January 2010

    Customer Compliment

    I carefully studied your online order pages before ordering. I wanted chickens that would produce big brown eggs even in the winter, who were full sized and heavy bodied, who were tough enough to survive long cold winters and who were good mothers. I ordered 10 pullets and 10 cockerels of the Barred Rock breed from you last spring. All lived, including the extra bird, in spite of the snowstorm we had a few days prior to their arrival. On Labor Day weekend we slaughtered all but two roosters and eight hens and kept the rest for egg layers for our own table and to breed more this spring. The meat was wonderful; yellow-skinned and full of flavor. We dined on them all winter. But let me tell you about the eggs! All winter long the girls have been laying their BIG brown eggs, even when the temps dropped to -47 with the wind chill for three days. We kept their coop at 35 degrees and they didn’t care – as long as they have food and water they are laying. On sunny days – even with a foot of snow on the ground – they demand to be let out. We had to start selling eggs; they lay 5-9 a day in the winter. There are three other chicken coops in our small area – but none of them produce in the winter, and none lay the big brown eggs. In less than six months your fine breeding and excellent breed descriptions have made me locally popular for being reliable producer of quality eggs. Thanks – such was not my intent, but I can’t eat all of these eggs!

  51. Doug, Oklahoma March 2012

    Cackle Customer Feedback

    I would like to tell you thank you very much for the healthy chicks. I ordered 50 Barred Rock and got 54, 25 Welsummer and got 27, 25 Cuckoo Marans and got 27, all got her alive and very active! THANK YOU!!! I will be a returning customer.

  52. Kendra, New York February 2013

    Thank You! From Happy customer

    They all made it!! Thank you so much!!!

  53. Kendra, New York February 2013

    Thank You

    Thank you so much! I placed an order this morning over the phone. Your employees were extremely helpful, knowledgeable, patient and so very nice! We can’t wait to get our chicks. We order 2 of the small town pullet special 3. Just waiting for the email conformation and tracking number once the chicks ship. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed reading about all the family and business history of your company. I watched all the videos as well. So informative. Thanks again.

  54. Bill, Missouri February 2013

    Thank You

    I’m just wanting to express my thanks to you for the five different breeds of chicks that I got from your hatchery Feb 12th. They are doing quite well, one or two of the chicks has a soft poop but still seem to be full of energy. Being I never experienced chicks before, I was really surprised at how fast they grow. On the fifth day I had to extend my wall of the brooding area because they would jump and or fly over my twelve inch high pen. I did lose one of the barred rocks around the third or fourth day. I actually expected to lose two or three but I am blessed to have lost only one. Thanks for good service, information and kindly taking the time to answer my many questions.

  55. John, New Jersey 2013

    Dear Cackle Hatchery

    The chicks arrived safe and sound at my home. Thank you so much for the donations. The 4H children took good care of them. Each child was able to take one home after the Fair to raise and they will show them at the 2014 Fair. Hope you can help again next year.

  56. Mike California Sept 2014


    You hear a lot of complaints all the time. (I have read your message to the customers). What I want to tell you TODAY, however is THAT I THINK YOU DO A GREAT JOB, AND I AM 100% SATISFIED A++++WITH YOUR SERVICE, THE QUALITY OF THE BIRDS SENT, YOUR CATALOG, THE INTERNET AND ALL OF CACKLE HATCHERY–I LOVE IT. I have been ordering almost yearly from Cackle for about 10 years now I believe and I am never disappointed. There is nothing but good that comes from Cackle!

  57. Big R, Illinois April 2014


    I just wanted to send out a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to everyone at Cackle Hatchery. Our chicks have been nothing short of SPLENDID from you, always arriving warm, dry and healthy. Our customers have been very pleased with their chicks, some even bring me photos of last year’s chickens, boasting about their egg production and health of their flock. We have enjoyed many repeat customers based on the over-all happiness of the chicks, that although come from our store YOU are the ones that deserve the accolades. Our store is the smallest in our chain but we have never been treated as if we were not as important as other stores with larger orders by your staff. Just this last Monday I called needing to put in an “Emergency” order as we quickly ran out of chicks that had just arrived 3 days earlier. I had to have new chicks in the store no later than Friday. I was wonderfully taken care of and sent via the phone to someone that could help me out in your “over-hatch”. One hundred more chicks were not only ordered but shipped that day to my store. They arrived this morning right on time and in excellent health. i have had chickens all my life, dealt with many hatcheries but I can say without a doubt I have been most impressed by your customer service and quality of chicks.

  58. Tiffany Kentucky June 2014

    My recent orders

    I am writing to tell you just how pleased we are. In March we ordered our first batch of chicks from your company. Your chicks were lively, more sturdy and better quality than our other experience from other hatcheries. This year has been so much better that we have just placed 2 more orders. Your chicks are top quality and the customer service is awesome. Each time we have spoken with customer service they have been polite, knowledgeable and have plenty of time to educate us and help us. They never pushed anything on us or rushed us. I would like to give special acknowledgement to Bettina. She was our rep for the 2 orders placed today. She surpassed all our expectations today. Which is saying quite a lot since Cackle Hatchery has set the bar so high till now anyway. She is a true asset to your company. She even took the time to help us identify our “mystery” chicken. Thank you Bettina! We will only get our chicks from your company now. Thank you for being so terrific! We look forward to working with you in the future. Many Thanks

  59. Vince Arizona May 2014

    Arizona Order

    The chicks are very active. After I dipped their beaks in the warm water, they ran across the enclosure as if to show glee. They ate and drank like old pros after just a short time. These are my first chickens (I’m 71). I am amazed at how fast they learn. I’m very impressed with how your operation works. People are very courteous and the job gets done as it should. Thanks again. Hope this works nicely so I can order a couple straight runs next time.

  60. Butch Ohio April 2010


    Just wanted to let you know that our chick order arrived this morning on time and the girls were in excellent shape strong and healthy. My wife and I are very pleased. Will order from Cackle again. Happy Customers

  61. Dan Indiana March 2010


    Not to worry, our chicks came in the noontime delivery. They seem to all be in good shape. The Cochin substitution for one Yokohoma was fine. Yokohomas are beautiful birds. We may find that we will want a few more later. I really appreciate your commitment to perpetuating rare breeds. I believe the narrowing of our livestock gene pool puts agriculture at risk. My daughter is looking forward to a blue ribbon at the County Fair. She’s ready to put in the work.

  62. Gretchen Missouri February 2010


    My husband, daughter and I just want to send a note to thank you for our beautiful baby chicks. They all arrived healthy and are growing and growing. Thanks for all you do!

  63. Hal Utah November 2014


    I received my order of 21 Buff Orpington and Barred Rock pullet 4 weeks ago tomorrow. They arrived active, strong and healthy. They were immediately off running, eating and drinking. I haven’t lost any of them and they are growing so fast that I can hardly believe it. I’ve raised a lot a poultry over the years, but never had chicks any more strong and healthy than these. Just wanted to say thanks.

  64. Beth Oklahoma February 2015


    Last year I purchased a dozen chickens six barred rocks and six Austra Whites. i am pleased with them. All of these girls are healthy and ornery at a year old. They are just now at nearly a year old starting to lay eggs. All of the eggs i have found have been quite large, surprising for pullets. They are all loaded with personality. With the exception of a few chickens I obtained from neighbors and friends, at least 3/4 of my flock came from Cackle Hatchery. Even the mixed breeds that I hatched out indirectly came from your hatchery since the parent birds were hatched in your facility. We have 23 chickens in all and I am always getting compliments on how good they look, as well as how friendly they are. I just wanted to say thank you for these fine quality birds that I get to enjoy having around. Thank you

  65. Alexis Texas March 2015

    Cackle Customer Compliment

    I want to praise Renae for placing my crazy order today! She is an absolute Rock star!!!I really appreciate the excellent customer service i have received with this order and my previous one! I will be a forever customer, thank you for being the best hatchery. Thanks

  66. Phillip Arkansas September 2011

    Cackle Hatchery

    Just a short note to let you know your chicks arrived just fine and a day early which was just fine, we were ready for them. They arrived in fine shape and ready to eat and drink. Your company did a great job shipping and also the lady who took my order was very good.

  67. Bradley Oklahoma February 2015

    Order Review

    I just received my shipment of 45 baby chicks. I am extremely pleased with my order. Picked them up at my post office brought them straight home unpacked and cared for them per Cackle’s instructions and I only had one loss upon opening the box. All chicks are healthy and very perky. Will be ordering from cackle again.

  68. Russell Oklahoma May 2014

    Cackle Hatchery

    We received the chicks in very good order. Thank you

  69. Abby Alaska March 2014

    Attn: cackle-Extremely Happy Customer

    Overall I am extremely happy with my chicks. They are so much more boisterous and healthy seeming than the other hatchery I ordered from last year. I will definitely be ordering from you again, possibly this year. Thank you for the quality birds!

  70. Billy Oklahoma April 2014


    I ordered some chicks from y’all a few week ago and I am just giving y’all some feedback on the good hatchery y’all have thanks for the chicks. They all got here safe and all are a live and again I thank y’all very much and y’all’s Hatchery should be the number one Hatchery in the world and y’all’s Hatchery will be the only one I ever order from.

  71. Michael Georgia February 2014

    Cackle Hatchery

    Just a quick thank you. Once again your company delivered a box full of live healthy and vibrant chickens. All arrived doing fine. We ordered 60 and we’re not disappointed with the chicks in the least. Thanks to Cackle sending a few more chicks for warmth than we ordered. We ordered Egyptian for the first time. They are the most active chicks I have ever seen. The special heavy assorted was a great bargain. The chicks were even marked as requested!!!. You have earned my business once again. I have shared your catalog with friends and relatives and will continue to do so. Thanks again and keep up the excellent service.

  72. Donna Pennsylvania Aug 2009

    Pleased Customer

    First time I ever ordered chickens. My 40 chickens are doing great! They were born July 1 and growing in leeps and bounds. I will purchase more in the spring. They were very healthy when they arrived. Just wanted you to know how happy I was with them. Keep up the good work.

  73. Mark New York April 2014

    Chick Arrivals

    Greetings from upstate New York and the Adirondack Mountains. Just a quick note to advise you our order of Buckeyes, Barred Rock and Jersey Giants arrived this morning. All chicks appear healthy and vigorous especially the Buckeyes who are non-stop balls of energy! Thanks for the experience.

  74. Janie, Missouri May 2014

    Cackle Hatchery

    I received my chicks today and found all but 1 made it alive not bad odds for ordering 70 chicks. Thank you for the chicks and I am looking forward to ordering more.

  75. James, Alabama July 2014

    Thank You!

    Thank you very much. I have used your company for the past 7 years and I have had great results and I let everyone know who you are Thanks once again I really appreciate the email fliers you all send out. Thanks once again

  76. Scott Missouri April 2014

    Cackle Hatchery

    I wanted to drop you a line to let you know that my birds arrived safe and sound in addition to being a day earlier than projected. There was 100% survival including the two extras, so that was a bonus. I am pleased with the service Cackle provides. You were quick to response to my emails (usually the same day) and the customer service reps are polite and helpful, even going as far as to assist in choosing an alternate breed for one that was not available so that I could retain my original shipping date. I will be using Cackle for my future orders. Many thanks,

  77. Jon & Jennina New York April 2015

    Thank You!

    I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that we are very pleased with our order. This is the best batch of chicks we have gotten so far. We did lose one in shipment, which was sad, but the rest recovered very nicely from their journey to us and are doing great.

  78. Julie Oklahoma May 2015

    Thank You!

    I just wanted to say thank you! This was my first experience with chickens!. All chicks arrived safely and none were lost! The tracking was great. I knew when the chicks arrived and was able to be at the PO when it opened. Your YouTube videos and chick care instructions are fantastic. The chicks are now one week old and doing great. Again, thank you so much for making this a great experience.

  79. Michael Tennessee July 2014

    Cackle Hatchery

    I appreciate the manner in which you packaged the chicks. Certainly much better than other hatcheries that shall remain nameless. You have me as a customer to stay.

  80. Randy Missouri April 2014

    Cackle Hatchery

    17 healthy happy ladies and two turkeys arrived yesterday thank you very much you did everything you said you would do everything turned out great I appreciate everything you’ve done.

  81. Hans, South Carolina May 2011


    Your shipment of chicks arrived this morning. All birds are healthy and in great condition. They were hungry and went for feed and water right away as if they knew the place all along, Again thanks for a pleasant experience doing business with you. I will alway contact you for any future purchases first!

  82. Michael, California (received July 2015)

    Best Regards

    I just want to take this time to report that all except one of my baby chicks are doing great , Unfortunately I lost one in the first 2 weeks . This is as expected I think that is why I ordered 15 and received 16 , It was never active enough when first received and we separated it from the rest of the flock and gave it personal care , but as we know this is not unusual .

    I want to say the health of these chicks are excellent. Your advice in your pamphlet was very helpful and informative . They replaced a home flock I had bought 3 years ago from another popular hatchery but I have to say the quality of the chicks when they arrived and 6 weeks later is far superior then my first flock of the same #

    Once again extend my appreciation to all of the people who work at Cackle as they might not know but there hard work is greatly appreciated

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