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Under The Feather Farm
Specializing in rare, heritage and fancy chicken breeds ideal for the backyard flock

Black Copper Marans / Breda Fowl / Svart Hona / The Barred Blues / Olive Egger
Bantam Barred Rock / Mille Fleur Belgian Bearded d'Uccle / Silver-BBS Silkie / Paint Silkie

Ordering Info

 

 

Important information is in BOLD, answers to frequently asked questions follows in plain text.

 

TO PLACE AN ORDER FOR CHICKS

Read the information below and then email lisa@underthefeather.com with your order. Please include:

  1. Breed

  2. Number of chicks

  3. Preferred hatching date or pick up/shipping date

  4. Are you picking them up or having them flown to you (airport you'd like them sent to)

  5. Any questions you have

We will get back to you within 24 hours with availability and price. If you haven't heard back from us, please contact us again as we may not have received your email.

 

Ordering Chicks

We custom hatch your order so it will be a minimum of 3 – 4 weeks before your chicks are ready. A 50% deposit is required before we set the eggs for your order, we will email you the week before we start incubating the eggs and request it. Hatch day is usually Tuesday/Wednesday so they are ready for pick up or shipping on the weekend. We occasionally have small numbers of extra chicks available.

Chicks are unsexed so you will get both roosters and hens, about 50% of each, in your order, but it’s like flipping a coin, the more you order the closer to 50% you come, with a small order the percentage may be quite different. For example, in an order of four chicks, one more of one sex, ie 3 hens out of 4,  gives you 75%, but in a bigger order, 11 out of 20 is 55%.

We are often asked what to do with extra roosters, we can’t take them back as we don’t bring any live poultry onto our farm for biosecurity reasons but they are a great addition to your table. We process all our extra roosters and will never go back to store bought chicken, the flavour and texture of our home grown birds is so superior and we know how they are raised and what they have eaten. Even the bantam roosters are processed, they dress out at around one pound each and make a lovely one person meal with left-overs…unless you’re extra hungry…or a teenager… 

Blue (BBS), Silver Partridge and Paint colours are sold as hatched and you will get a mix of colours.

Chicks are started and ready to go at 3 days old so we know they are healthy and off to a great start of eating, drinking and thriving. They are kept separate from our older chickens (in the dog and cat-free bathroom) to reduce the risk of disease and parasites from them or wild birds.

Minimum Order (can be mix of breeds): 4 chicks for local pick up, 10 chicks if flying by Harbour Air, and 25 chicks on longer flights. These numbers for flying are required so they keep each other warm for the trip.

Shipping by air: We ship locally (Vancouver and Vancouver Island) by Harbour Air (~$20 - 30 per box) (https://www.harbourair.com/book-a-flight/locations/),  

There is an additional $8 charge to cover gas for  delivery to Harbour Air or the Langdale ferry terminal (minimum 10 chicks).

Shipping costs outside of local area: If you are not in the Harbour Air service area  then shipping will probably be around $175-200. Chicks are flown by Harbour Air to Vancouver Airport, couriered to your preferred airline and then fly to your destination by your airline. If your airline requires a specific shipping box/container there will be an additional cost for that. You are responsible for arranging the flights.

Substitutions: We do our best to accommodate you with the breeds and date you request but I've yet to find a chicken (or chick) who will read and abide by my order lists. Sometimes the hens fail to lay as many eggs or chicks don't hatch out as well as expected. If we don’t have enough chicks of your desired breed to fill the order we’ll contact you to see if you’d like another breed substituted, a refund or your chicks on another date.

We are a small farm and not all breeds are available at all times and some are only available in limited or quantities.

 

Hatching Eggs  - not available in 2020

 

 

 

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