- Special Heavy Assorted
We mix these heavy breeds together as available and let you have them at a Special Low Price. We do not guarantee breed or sex but do guarantee all heavy breeds.
Includes a few pullets.
Hatchery Choice are shipped at 1 day of age, the chicks arrive at your post office at 2-3 days of age
"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"
Special Heavy Assorted 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.
Thanks! Review by Mel
My name is Mel Howton. In the very early spring of 2016 I ordered item #1205 from you, the Special Heavy Assortment. I ordered 25 and you sent 27. Every one of them lived and were healthy. We ate all the cockerels and the five pullets that were included turned out to be great laying hens. They have supplied us with an abundance of eggs ever since. One of the pullets turned out to be our best hen. She was the only chicken of this breed in the assortment. She has a great disposition, is smart and gives us a beautiful reddish brown egg nearly every day. I would like to order some more of her breed when these hens play out. Thanks (Posted on 2/13/2018)
Great shippment Review by Baby chicks
Ordered this box a few weeks ago amd am super super pleased with the shippment. All chicks were lively and healthy and even got 10 extra in the shippment. I will definitely be ordering again from cackle hatchery. More then pleased and look forward to future orders. No chickens dead or died upon or after arrival . (Posted on 3/17/2017)
Great assortment heavy breed chicks Review by Dylan
Exceeded my expectations . Received my order within week of placing my order. All 50 chicks arrived in Maine they were very health . Chicks were eating and drinking immediately upon placing them in to chick pen. Thank you for exceeding my expectations (Posted on 8/3/2016)
Beautiful Healthy Chicks Review by Victoria R
I just received my assorted Heavy breed and my turkeys all alive and well. Now the fun of figuring out which chicks I have :) Some I have identified others not so much. Thank you I look forward to doing business with you in the future and definitely will refer people to you. (Posted on 6/22/2016)
When it comes to mail-order chicks...you guys are the cock of the walk! Review by Big Daddy
This was our first time ordering chicks through the mail. We watched all the informative videos on your website and decided to give your hatchery a try. We ordered 25 of the assorted heavy breed special just because they were cheap! Much to our delight, 27 came in the box and every chick was very healthy and active when I picked them up at the post office. We put them in our pre-set up brooder and they are eating and drinking well and continue to be very active. We couldn't be happier at this point. We look forward to ordering more chicks from you in the future! (Posted on 3/24/2016)
Healthy Chicks Review by Jerry Kentucky May 2009
I just received my order of assorted heavy breed chicks and all survived the trip and are very healthy and active. Thanks a lot! (Posted on 1/9/2016)
My recent order Review by Lisa Minnesota June 2009
Wow.. Got my chicks today.. 103 in the box. First time ordering from you and all 103 made it here alive and very hyper. Drinking water and eating like crazy... I will DEFINITELY be ordering from your company again and passing along the word to friends and family. Thanks so much. (Posted on 1/9/2016)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Barry, Tennessee April 2013
I just wanted to drop you guys a line and tell you that my chickens arrived completely healthy. Thanks for a job well done. You might not hear that much. The chicks are very healthy and of the 100 only 1 has died. I think that's pretty incredible. Again, thanks. I am very satisfied. (Posted on 11/30/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Terry Virginia April 2013
That did it Paula! Thanks so much, I love working with Cackle because you are such a great people person. No problem is a bad call when you get to talk to Paula. Keep it up (Posted on 11/27/2015)
My recent orders Review by Tiffany Kentucky June 2014
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 (Posted on 11/18/2015)
Chicks Received Review by Carol Tennessee June 2010
I received my assorted heavy breed chicks yesterday. Not only were they all alive and well, but how lively they are! Within minutes they are all drinking and found the food on their own! I am very pleased with my order. Thank you for filling my order so quickly. I will definitely be ordering from you again in the future. (Posted on 11/16/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Michael Georgia February 2014
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. (Posted on 11/11/2015)