Here at C-A-L Ranch, we love when that time of year comes around when we get to hear the little peeps of the baby chicks in our stores! Every spring we get our stores ready for these little ones. We have partnered with Hoover Hatchery to get you all the information you need to know to take these chicks home with you today.

Here is a list of the chick breeds that we stock in our stores:

Black AustralorpWhite LeghornsRhode Island RedSilver Laced WyandotteBlack Sex LinkBuff OrpingtonBroad Breasted BronzeBroad Breasted WhiteBarred RockISA Brown

Chick Breeds vary by store.

We also offer special orders through our stores for the other breeds listed here
You will also see the current price for those specific breeds.

Once you have decided on the breed(s) that you want to take home here is a list of everything you will need to care for your new chick(s).

  1. Feeders and Waterers Hoover Hatchery suggests a 1-foot trough feeder or round feeder for every 25 chicks. They also suggest using a 1-gallon waterer for every 25 chicks.
  2. Starter/Grower Feed Hoover Hatchery suggests that chicks should stay on a starter/grower feed for about 5 months.
  3. Brooding Area/Pen
  4. Brooding Heat Lamp Hoover Hatchery recommends 1 red heat lamp with 100-watt bulb placed 1-1.5 feet above brooding area per 25 chicks.
  5. Bedding Hoover Hatchery recommends using hay, straw, or wood shavings as bedding on the floor of the brooding area. DO NOT use sawdust, sand, or cedar chips/shavings.

HooversCareGuide - Hoover Hatchery has some great information to help you be prepared to take care of your baby chick(s) at home.  Make sure to learn more about care and feeding requirements before purchasing a baby chick.

C-A-L Ranch also offers Chick Tours to local kindergarten and 1st-grade classes in our communities. if you'd like to bring a class into one of our stores please Click here for more information.