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Chicks at The Mill

Our bird sales are on a first-come-first-serve basis. They typically arrive by mid-morning at our locations, but this time is subject to change. We recommend you follow our store’s Facebook pages Bel Air, Black Horse, Whiteford, Hampstead, Hereford, Red Lion for the most recent updates.

2018 Breeds

The Week of March 5th

Birds are available at all locations unless otherwise stated.

Rhode Island Red

Black Sex Links

Araucana

The Week of March 12th - CNO 3/14

Birds are available at all locations unless otherwise stated.

Amberlinks

Barred Plymouth Rock

Red Cross (similar to Red Sex-link)

The Week of March 19th

Birds are available at all locations unless otherwise stated.

Buckeyes

White Plymouth Rocks

Golden Comet

The Week of March 26th

Red Cross (similar to Red Sex-link)

Located at The Mill of Bel Air and The Mill of Whiteford only.

New Hampshires

Located at all stores except The Mill of Black Horse.

Barred Plymouth Rock

Located at The Mill of Bel Air, The Mill of Red Lion and The Mill of Whiteford only.

The Week of April 2nd

Birds are available at all locations unless otherwise stated.

Buff Orpington

Available at all Mill locations except The Mill of Red Lion.

Black Australorp

White Leghorn

Available only at The Mill of Red Lion.

Ducks

The Week of April 9th

Birds are available at all locations unless otherwise stated.

Pekin

Mallard

Khaki Campbell

The Week of April 16th

Birds are available at all locations unless otherwise stated.

Rhode Island Red

Araucana

Buff Orpington

Not available at The Mill of Hereford.

The Week of April 23rd

Birds are available at all locations unless otherwise stated.

Welsummer

Cuckoo Marans

Golden Laced Wyandotte

Guineas & Pheasants

The Week of April 30th

Birds are available at all locations unless otherwise stated.

Ring Neck Pheasants

Located at all Mill locations except The Mill of Bel Air.

French Guineas

Pheasants

The Week of May 14th

Please note, Ringneck Pheasants will only be arriving at the Hampstead and Red Lion locations.

Ring Neck Pheasants

Turkeys

The Week of June 4th

Please note, Turkeys will only be arriving at the following locations: Black Horse, Red Lion and Whiteford.

Broad Breasted White

Mammoth Bronze

Ask questions whenever you buy chicks!

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 Guineas, Ring-Neck Pheasants, ducks and turkeys are straight-run.

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.

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

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

Chicks Night Out 2018

Chicks Night Out is one of The Mill’s most popular events. The night is filled with important information about owning and raising chickens. Our guest speakers Chad, from Purina, and Lana, from Cargill, kindly shared their Powerpoint Presentations. Click on the images below to see their slides!

Birds are available at all locations unless otherwise stated.

Chad, Purina

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Lana, Cargill

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