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Icelandic Chicken Page

We are shipping chicks and eggs in 2017.

Just for the record, we are a very small operation, a couple with one cabinet incubator in Kirbyville, Missouri. (Previously we were in NH for over 20 years, and VT for a couple of years.) We don’t sell any chicks except Icelandic Chickens, all pure, straight run. We have all four import lines mixed together as one flock. We’ve been keeping Icies for 10 years now. We have no other chickens on our farm.

Day old Icelandic chicks, straight run, 15 minimum, $8.00, 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, and you must pay in full before we ship.

18 hatching eggs $50, includes postage. The weather must be such that they won’t freeze in transit. Since moving to Missouri, we’ve noticed that the hatch rate fell drastically at roughly the time that USPS embargoed live chicks. From now on we will stop shipping eggs at the same time we can no longer ship chicks due to heat restrictions.

Hanging in the shade


  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.

  22. Keith Bond
    Posted March 6, 2016 at 3:58 pm | Permalink


    Are you taking orders for Icelandic Chickens for 2016? Thank you!


    • Frank
      Posted March 7, 2016 at 9:51 am | Permalink

      We’ve decided not to take orders this spring. We are still rebuilding from our move last year, and there is just too much still going on.

  23. Kacie Dean
    Posted November 6, 2016 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    Do you know if you will be taking any orders this coming spring? Are you located in Missouri now or is that where you moved from? If so I could drive to you to pick up… Looking to start a small flock of icelandic for our homestead to get moving on being as self sufficient as possible.

    • Posted November 6, 2016 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

      We are in Missouri now, and I will put you on my list for the spring!

  24. Vixie Friedman
    Posted November 6, 2016 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    I would also like to be put on your list for this spring. I’m in Springfield, MO and I can drive down to pick them up.

  25. Heather Schultz
    Posted March 14, 2017 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

    I was curious as to how long the
    Wait is on the list. Also will i need to order 15? They would be Coming to northern Illinois.
    Thanks Heather

    • Frank
      Posted March 15, 2017 at 12:26 am | Permalink

      We are still sorting the waitlist. We are hoping to start shipping the first week of April, but mother nature is in charge. For shipping you do need to order 15. If we have hatch problems and the weather looks good, I will ship as few as 12, with a refund. Day old chicks cannot regulate their body temperature. If they can’t get under mommy’s wings, there must be enough of them to huddle together.

  26. Wade Parker
    Posted May 15, 2017 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    I’m in Kirbyville MO as well and am interested in getting some Icelandic’s what do I need to do to get some for pickup since I am local?

  27. Barbara Willis
    Posted May 27, 2017 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    I would really like to buy some chicks. I have 4 Iclandic rooster and would love to have more, chickens not just roosters. I live in North Florida, Havana, just North of Tallahassee. I’ve never hatched eggs so what would you recommend?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Barbara Willis
    470 Tall Pine Dr
    Havana, FL 32333

    850 556 7847

    Facebook name Barbara BJ Willis

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