Orders Now Closed. 

***Pickup dates have changed: April 26 is now Saturday the 27th and May 3 is now Saturday the 4th.

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 one of 20 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.

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


Poultry Documentation

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


April Hatch — Orders now closed for April Locations

April 27**(date change)  chicks are available for: Edmonton, Grande Prairie, High Prairie, Leduc, Lloydminster, Peace River, Spruce Grove, St. Paul, Vegreville, Westlock, and Wetaskiwin.  These stores will not have any chicks sent to them for the May 4 date.

April - Brown Leghorn

April - Light Sussex

April - Plymouth Rock

April - Random Bred 1978

April - Rhode Island Red


May Hatch – Orders now closed.

May 4** (date change)  chicks available for: Camrose, High River, Lacombe, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House, Sherwood Park, Stettler, Strathmore. No chicks on April 27 to these stores.

May - Brown Leghorn

May - Light Sussex

May - Plymouth Rock

May - Random Bred 1978

May - Rhode Island Red

1 - 20 Chicks*

$ 8

each

21 - 100 Chicks*

$ 6

each

101 - 500 Chicks*

$ 4

each

*Chicks are not sexed.


Background

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.

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