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All pre-order customers will receive an email prior to pick up day.

Pre-order your day-old University of Alberta Heritage Chicks* for pick-up at selected Peavey Mart Locations.

A Premises ID is required for all Chick orders. If you don’t have a PID, you can create one at the Alberta Premises ID website. Click here for more info on PIDs.


Are the chicks immunized?
Our chicks are immunized immediately after the hatch. The chicks will be vaccinated for two
serotypes of Mareks disease, ILT (infectious laryngotracheitis) and a spray vac for infectious

NOTE: All chicks on a single order must be from the same hatch-month.

Poultry Documentation

Heritage Chickens Poultry Regulations | PID Information Sheet for Owners | Register for your PID  (required to purchase chicks)

Orders without PID numbers will be cancelled prior to shipping chicks.

May Hatch

Select chicks for your order by clicking on the appropriate image(s) below.

Please note: The second hatch date is May 4.

The chicks are expected to arrive at selected Peavey locations on May 5 or 6. You will be contacted by the Peavey Mart location you’ve selected or the University. (ONLY at these locations: Camrose, High River, Lacombe, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House, Sherwood Park, Stettler, Strathmore, Airdrie, Brooks)

Brown Leghorn

Light Sussex

Plymouth Rock

Random Bred 1978

Rhode Island Red

1 - 20 Chicks*

$ 10


21 - 100 Chicks*

$ 8


101 - 500 Chicks*

$ 6


*Chicks are not sexed. Find out why!


Chick sales are intended to promote the heritage genetic lines in backyard flocks, increase education regarding the raising of chickens in Alberta, and help to continue the breeding program at the University of Alberta South Campus Poultry Research Centre.

Our chick program began in 2014.  With the help of Peavey Mart in Leduc and Spruce Grove we ran a chick sale pilot project.  We placed 100 chicks in both stores, and Peavey Mart donated 30 pairs of boots to the Poultry Research Centre. The chick sale pilot project was deemed a success and in 2015 the program was expanded reaching 17 Peavey Marts across Alberta delivering a total of 5700 chicks.  An educational component was added and two small flock workshops were offered in Edmonton and Lacombe. In 2016, the chick program delivered 7000 chicks to participating Peavey Marts across Alberta and piloted Regina and Kamloops.