Hoover's Hatchery

Our minimum shipping quantity for chicks is 15. There is a minimum of 5 per sex and breed. We reserve the right to change order minimums as needed.

Minimum Order Requirements

In order for safe handling and delivery of your birds, Hoover’s Hatchery has minimum order requirements. These minimums help the birds stay warm and prevent them from shifting around throughout the shipping process.


Please note that each type of fowl ordered has their own minimums, and different types of fowl CANNOT be combined to meet those minimums. However, you CAN combine different breeds within each type of fowl to meet the minimum requirements. For example:


You can order 10 Rhode Island Red Chickens and 5 Cornish Cross Broiler Chickens to meet the minimum of 15 chickens. However, you cannot order 10 Rhode Island Red Chickens and 5 Pekin Ducks to meet the minimum because you are now shipping two different types of Fowl.


The minimum order quantities are as follows:
Type Minimum
Chickens 20
Ducks 15
White, Bronze, Orlopp & Artisan Gold Turkeys  10
Bourbon Red & Narragansset 20
Pheasants 35
Bantams 20
Geese 8
Guineas 20
Quail 50


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