The chick program is CLOSED for 2021! Pre-orders for Spring 2022 are expected to open January or February.

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

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.

Pre-order your day-old University of Alberta Heritage Chicks* for pick-up at one of 20 Peavey Mart Locations.

All payments will be made at pickup day at the Peavey Location selected. Cart will list $0 online as no payment is made at the time of ordering.

ORDERS CLOSED FOR April 28, 2021 Hatch Available at the following locations (click below to order):

Edmonton, Grande Prairie, High Prairie, Leduc, Lloydminster, Peace River, Spruce Grove, St. Paul, Vegreville, Westlock, Wetaskiwin

ORDERS CLOSED for May 5, 2021  at the following locations (click below to order):

Camrose, High River, Lacombe, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House, Sherwood Park, Stettler, Strathmore

 

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.

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

each

21 - 100 Chicks*

$ 8

each

101 - 500 Chicks*

$ 6

each

*Chicks are not sexed. Find out why!


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.