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Pre-orders are CLOSED for April and May 2024 for Pick up at Peavey Marts across Alberta. Some extras may be available in store at time of delivery.

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

Please read the following information:

  • A google form will be used for collection of information. Once a certain level of pre-orders per chick type are reached, they will be labelled as SOLD OUT. And any chicks ordered after that time will be on a wait list for if chicks are available.
  • If total orders for a particular store do not reach a certain number to make it feasible for shipping, orders may be directed to a different store, or cancelled after consultation with the customer.
  • Depending on shipping times, exact time of chick delivery is difficult to determine.  Chicks should arrive on the Thursday of the week, but may take until Friday.  The stores will call the customers to let them know the chicks have arrived.
  • Please note which stores are available for each date–all stores are not available both weeks. April 24-26, 2024 (ONLY at these locations: Edmonton, Grande Prairie, High Prairie, Leduc, Lloydminster, Peace River, Spruce Grove, St. Paul, Vegreville, Westlock, Wetaskiwin), and May 1-3, 2024 (ONLY at these locations: Camrose, High River, Lacombe, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House, Sherwood Park, Stettler, Strathmore, Airdrie, Brooks). Orders placed to the wrong store/date combination will be corrected.

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.

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

All payments will be made at pickup day at the Peavey Location selected.



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)

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.