Welcome to the
Flock Ready – 28 Day Challenge
This page will be your one-stop shop to prepare you for your new flock!
Good books make an excellent resource to have on hand and reference at a moment’s notice.
Our Top Must Reads
- Storeys Guide to Raising Chickens
- A Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens
- Hatching and Brooding Your Own Chicks
- Chicken Health Handbook
- Storeys Guide to Raising Poultry
- Keep Chickens: Tending Small Flocks in Cities, Suburbs, and Other Small Spaces
- Poultry Breeds: The Pocket Guide to 104 Essential Breeds
- The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference
Our YouTube channel is a place to learn about various poultry breeds, products, and projects to enhance your experience in poultry rearing.
Watch a few of our favorites ⇒
Website Tips & Tricks
Jess hopped into our new website to show you our My Saved Items or Favorites feature! Create a list of your dream poultry quickly and easily! Click below to learn all about this amazing new feature.
Meyer Hatchery ships live poultry on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays depending on the poultry types ordered. All orders are shipped USPS Priority Mail or Priority Mail Express.
You may also pick up select chick orders. Live poultry and hatching egg orders will be available for pick up at our retail store during the first 48 hours after hatch or being packed.
Retail Store Hours:
|Extended Peak Season||Off-Peak Season|
|Mar 1 – May 25 2021||May 26 2021 – Feb 28 2022|
|Mon: 8:30am – 7:00pm|
Tues: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Wed – Fri: 8:30am – 5pm
Sat: 8:00am – 12pm
|Mon – Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm|
Sat: 8:00am – 12:00pm
While you’re looking at all of the wonderful breeds Meyer Hatchery carries be sure to check out the care hands icon. One-click will take you to step by step instructions on how to prepare and care for your new arrivals!
Jess is hanging out in the website to tell you more about the care button feature! Watch below to learn more!
We have phones, chats, and emails available from 8am to 10pm EST
7 days a week
There are many great items you can use for a brooder. As you brood more, you will find the best option for your space and new babies.
Some Brooder Options
- Plastic Tote
- Kiddie Pool
- Brooder Panels
- Cardboard Brooder Guard
- Universal Playpen
- Water Trough
- Homemade set up made from wood
Shop Brooder Options
Use a brooder heat plate or traditional heat lamp & a 250-watt heat bulb You can adjust the height of your lamp to change the temperature. A good start is 90-95 degrees Fahrenheit. Reduce the heat by 5-7 degrees each week until you reach 65-70 degrees.
Heat Source Options
- Traditional Heat Lamp & 250-watt bulb
- Brooder Heat Plate
- Gas Brooder
Shop Heat Source Options
Use a poultry feed appropriate for the species of bird you are raising, since the protein and ingredients will vary for different birds. From age 0-16 weeks: free choice 18-20% chick starter.
- Medicated vs Non-Medicated
- Soy Free
- Mix Your Own
We offer our own full line of feed with your flock’s nutritional needs in mind!
Looking to mix up some amazing feed for your chickens. Follow as Jess shares her favorite recipe for mixing up your own chicken feed.
GroGel provides just what the chicks need in the first few days after arrival by giving them immediate nutrition and hydration. This unique formula of proteins, peptides, amino acids, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and probiotic bacteria and are tailored to the chick’s needs.
Vital Pack is full of water-soluble vitamins and electrolytes, essential for starting chicks, growing pullets, and mature hens. Vital Pack is great for birds under stress from moving, handling, parasites, or chilling. Vital Pack can be used for all types of poultry. If you are raising meat birds specifically, please consider Vital Pack Plus, as this is formulated specifically for their rapid growth. Scoop included.