Icelandic Chicken Page

Unfortunately we are sold out of chicks for 2015.

With the move I am also closing the egg list

Please note: We still plan to deliver on orders already accepted. We are not accepting new ones.

Just for the record, we are a very small operation, a couple with one cabinet incubator here in Windsor, Vermont where it is very cold. We don’t sell any chicks except Icelandic Chickens, all pure, straight run.

Day old Icelandic chicks, straight run, `15 minimum, $8, plus overnight shipping and a special chick box.

For local pick up, there is no minimum. Write me for an appointment.

$25 non-refundable deposit to hold a spot on the list, must pay in full before we ship.

18 hatching eggs $50, includes postage. The box can hold up to 72 eggs. We use a foam insert. $1.50 per additional egg over 18. I always fit a few extra when I have them. The weather must be such that they won’t freeze in transit.

We can’t promise dates yet, because we’ll start the incubator in the spring when the eggs are no longer frozen and do pickup orders only until it’s warm enough to ship. That happens sometime in April or May reliably.

Hanging in the shade

If you reserve a spot, I’ll let you know where you are on the list.

If something happens and you can’t take your spot, let me know as soon as possible, and I can usually just shuffle. Stuff happens, and I’d rather you were ready for them so they have the best shot at survival.

We won’t be shipping started pullets this year. The cost and trouble were just overwhelming. We’re still happy to do local pickup at $25 each, with a free cockerel if you want one.

Please join us on Facebook: Icelandic Chickens. It’s a support group for Icelandic chicken addicts.

The photo set of my birds is over 1200+ photos and documents their entire time with us. I keep track of dates and patterns and colors in the photo descriptions here. The category archive from our blog is here.

We are NPIP – Vermont VT15 The category for Icelandic is 1025.


  1. Deb Glidden
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    I would like to buy some pullets. I am in Alexandria, NH, not too far away, so I can pick up when they are ready. 6 or 8 if possible. Thanx.

  2. D. Smith
    Posted April 10, 2014 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    I live nearby too and am interested in Icelandic hens, but wonder how they’d be around little kids. Are they docile enough to be handled?

    • Posted April 10, 2014 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

      It depends if you handle them a lot as babies. I have some that are total lap chickens, ones I raised as babies. But none are aggressive, ever, so should be fine with kids. I’d get some day old chicks and let your kids raise them, lots of holding and petting.

      Come by some time and meet my crew!

    • Posted April 10, 2014 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

      This guy loves to ride around on me like this all the time. (as an example)

  3. Michael Daugherty
    Posted April 18, 2014 at 12:35 am | Permalink

    I plan on needing Icelandic chicks or eggs in about three months. I enjoyed your website. Have a good evening.



  4. Herman
    Posted April 30, 2014 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    I would like to add my name to the waiting list. I tried to use your “Shop” and my order was canceled. I’m interested in 25 day old chicks.



    • Frank
      Posted April 30, 2014 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for letting me know. I got your paypal yesterday. You’re on the list, I’ll investigate the shop.

  5. Teague
    Posted August 3, 2014 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    I would like to get 8-10 chicks, I am in Durango Colorado can you ship them here
    or do I need to find another source? Thanks for the reply!

    • Frank
      Posted August 4, 2014 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

      We can and do ship anywhere in the 49 states. We are not currently shipping because the PO won’t take them if it is over 80F, but will restart in September. Also, our minimum is 12 chicks. They are too young to regulate their body temperature, so there needs to be a critical mass for them to keep warm.

  6. Susan Melka
    Posted September 6, 2014 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

    i would like to order 12-20 chicks to ship to idaho. what would the cost be for shipping and would i be able to order them for shipment in march or april of 2015?
    many thanks

  7. Tina
    Posted September 19, 2014 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    I want to get some Icelandic Chicks but it will be a year before putting my name on the list and the money to do it with. Will you ship to Alaska? Maybe by next summer you will be able to. Maybe the price of the chicks will be down a little too by then. I understand these are special rare birds and are more expensive than other birds that are over bred and are mostly hybrids. I sell eggs and want to sell chickens for meat too in the future. I am also a very small business and want to keep it that way. You (us) get too big and you forget where you came from & why you started. (:

  8. Candace Brandt
    Posted September 20, 2014 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    What beautiful birds!! I’m interested in a dozen chicks for Indiana. Before I place an order, will this be fulfilled in the Spring of 2015? Thanks!

  9. c mcdougal
    Posted September 21, 2014 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    i ordered and paid for 30 icelandic chicks on sept 14. i’ve emailed three times since then and received no response about when the peeps would be shipped. can you please contact me to confirm the order and let know when it will be fulfilled?

    • Posted September 22, 2014 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

      We will refund your money via paypal. If you’d like to get on the list for the spring, please let us know.

  10. Posted September 26, 2014 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    Do you have any birds still available?

    • Posted September 27, 2014 at 4:20 am | Permalink

      If you are close enough to pick up in Vermont, we have chicks of various ages that we are willing to part with. But we’re done shipping for the year and are taking reservations for next year at this point.

  11. Tara
    Posted October 9, 2014 at 7:37 am | Permalink

    I’m interested in starting an Icie flock here in rural Maine. I’ve just placed an order for hatching eggs and have inquiries out to other breeders for stock from different lines. Please let me know if my order has gone through correctly or if any adjustments need to be made. Thank you for Farming!!!

  12. Martha Dunbar
    Posted October 10, 2014 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    I am interested in ordering a straight run for spring 2015. How do I order? Thanks!
    Ps, I am in Craftsbury, VT

    • Frank
      Posted October 20, 2014 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

      I will put you on the list. We’re likely to call you early if we have hatchlings that it seems too cold to ship. We’ll hold them for a few days until we can meet somewhere.

  13. Denise rhodes
    Posted October 12, 2014 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    I would like to put a spot in for 4 pulletc in the spring. You did say that one male would be in that order,correct? Also wold like to know where you are located so if close enough I could pi k them up. Thanks

    • Frank
      Posted October 20, 2014 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

      We’re in Windsor, VT. I need to edit that page, because the shipping department has decided that shipping pullets is more trouble than it’s worth. We have to charge crazy money for the shipping, and we really don’t have that many that we can’t sell locally.

  14. Tara
    Posted October 14, 2014 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    I’m just checking in on the order I placed with you October 9th. I’m hoping that the shipment went out on Saturday the 11th as Richard had planned. And to see if you had an eta?

    Thanks so much!

  15. Martha Dunbar
    Posted October 18, 2014 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    I would like day old chicks for spring 2015. Would you Add me to your list please.

    • Frank
      Posted October 20, 2014 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

      Done. We expect to start shipping in April, but another spring like this years would make it May.

  16. Al
    Posted October 21, 2014 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    Yesterday we placed an order for hatching eggs that you said were availabe through our email conversation. Yesterday it was confirmed and today it says its cancelled. Confused karen p.

  17. Susan Rovinski
    Posted October 30, 2014 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    Would like to get on list for 5 pullets in the spring 2015. ok?

    • Frank
      Posted December 5, 2014 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

      Sorry to have missed this, but yes, of course Please let me know where you are: there’s usually a few weeks in the Spring that will ship to South Carolina, but not North Dakota.

  18. Lexey Severson
    Posted November 25, 2014 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    can you ship eight chicks to california? don’t want to put to much stress on the chickens but my uncle is a total chicken lover and is always babying them, so they would be in good hands. his current flock is ready to be retired and is looking for new ones, as the old ones will soon be in the soup pot. will need them by this spring of 2015, if possible. how, much would it cost all together? thanks, bye

  19. Irja Boden
    Posted December 7, 2014 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    We would like to be on the list for Icelandic chickens in spring. 6 chicks to northern NY.

    • Frank
      Posted December 7, 2014 at 10:01 am | Permalink

      On the list you are, but our minimum to ship is 15, the same as Murray MacMurray or Sand Hill. The little guys can’t yet regulate their body temperature, and need a critical mass to huddle together.

  20. Kathleen
    Posted March 7, 2015 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    Do you know what lines you have? I am looking to diversify my flock (if four can be called a flock). I live in IL so of course I have the Behl line.

    • Posted March 7, 2015 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

      We started with Belh in 2007, but have all four lines now in our flock.

  21. Donna
    Posted March 18, 2015 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    Hello. I am so excited to have found you. Last year while I was recovering from surgery and reading Grit magazine I read about this breed. I would love to be added to your waiting list of minimum order of day old chicks. Please let me know price with shipping costs. Thank you. Donna

    • Posted March 18, 2015 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

      I’m sorry, but we are sold out this year. We’ll open up the list for next year usually in September.

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