The only way to identify the sex of newly hatched chicks is through a process of manually manipulating the chick to try and differentiate between the male and female.
Pre-orders are closed for April and May 2023 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:
- Pre-orders are going to be processed differently this year compared to previous years. A google form will be used for collection of information.
- 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 26, 2023 (ONLY at these locations: Edmonton, Grande Prairie, High Prairie, Leduc, Lloydminster, Peace River, Spruce Grove, St. Paul, Vegreville, Westlock, Wetaskiwin), and May 3, 2023 (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.
Click HERE to fill out a chick order form.
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