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2021 Chick Schedule
  • Bel Air
  • Black Horse
  • Hampstead
  • Hereford
  • Kingstown
  • Red Lion
  • Whiteford

Chicks are sold on a first come basis and you must be present to purchase.
We cannot sell chicks online or hold chicks for customers.
Call your local store for typical arrival times from post offices.

Chicks are sold on a first come basis and you must be present to purchase.
We cannot sell chicks online or hold chicks for customers.
Call your local store for typical arrival times from post offices.

Chicks are sold on a first come basis and you must be present to purchase.
We cannot sell chicks online or hold chicks for customers.
Call your local store for typical arrival times from post offices.

Chicks are sold on a first come basis and you must be present to purchase.
We cannot sell chicks online or hold chicks for customers.
Call your local store for typical arrival times from post offices.

The Mill of Kingstown offers chicks through pre-ordering.
Please fill out the form and bring it in to place your chick order.

We are taking orders now until the end of April depending on hatchery availability.
First shipment is March 2nd.
 
Other available breeds to order that are not included on the order form:
Silver Laced Wyandottes, Gold Laced Wyandotte, Olive Eggers, Cuckoo Marans, Black Australorp, Silkies, Welsummers, French Black Copper Marans, Golden Cuckoo Marans, French Blue Copper Marans, Lavendar Orpingtons, Khaki Campbell Ducks, Pekin Ducks, Runner Ducks, Blue Swedish Ducks
 
Call or email kbender@themillofbelair.com for availability.
 
We also take special orders for other breeds. Minimum of 5 per breed and depends on availability also.

Chicks are sold on a first come basis and you must be present to purchase.
We cannot sell chicks online or hold chicks for customers.
Call your local store for typical arrival times from post offices.

Chicks are sold on a first come basis and you must be present to purchase.
We cannot sell chicks online or hold chicks for customers.
Call your local store for typical arrival times from post offices.


Ask the right questions before buying chicks.

Are they straight-run or pullets?

Hatcheries sell chicks in groups of straight-run or pullets. Straight-run is a mix of genders. With a straight-run group, you take a gamble of having just as many, if not more, males than females. Pullet is a term for female chicks under the age of one. You may find it beneficial to pay more for a group of pullets. Keep in mind the guarantee percentage for all females in a pullet group is high, but not 100%. There is a chance your batch could have a rooster.*

The majority of The Mill’s chicks are pullets.
The Mill’s French Blue Copper Marans, French Guineas, Ring-Neck Pheasants, ducks and turkeys are straight-run.

What are they eating now?

Chicks at the Mill are typically started on a medicated chick starter, as opposed to non-medicated. Medicated feeds are designed to give chicks an immunity boost during the first days of their lives. This helps fight off illness while the chicks are adjusting to a new home. The medicated feed The Mill uses contains amprolium, not an anti-biotic. It helps to prevent Coccidiosis.

Have they been vaccinated?

Chicks at the Mill have been vaccinated for Mareks Disease, a viral disease. The vaccination can prevent Mareks if administered immediately after the chicks hatch.

Ducks/French Guineas/Pheasants/Turkeys at the Mill have not been vaccinated for Mareks Disease.


Check out our Chicks Night In: Virtual Chicken Chat series.