We are a family of 5 living on the outskirts on Wake Forest, NC. Dan (Dad) is The Director of Marketing for a Real Estate Company, Ann (mom) moved here from Denmark in 1998, she grew up on a farm in Denmark with dogs, horses and a couple of chickens. After we had kids our middle daughter Emily wanted chickens for her 7th birthday and she got 7 chicks for fun and for fresh backyard eggs. Our sons Joseph and Joshua helped a little as they grew into adult chickens. Emily would do her reading homework with the chicks and to this day, her original chicken, she has 1 left, will come running to her if she is heard outside. Read more.
We offer our own brand of feed specifically designed for the backyard flock. Little Birdie Hatchery has partnered with Mule City Specialty Feeds to create a Layer Ration and Chick Starter for the backyard flock. Please see the "Our Feed" page for a description.
We are now an NPIP certified hatchery. We are also licensed by the state of North Carolina as a hatchery, chick dealer and adult poultry re-seller. These permits allow us to legally sell our chicks and adult birds to consumers.
A note about bio-security: We take Bio-Security very seriously and are regularly tested through the Department of Agriculture as participants of the NPIP program. We are certified AI clean. The last thing we want to do is send you home with chicks that are carrying a disease. Unlike a farm supply store, our brooders are not open to the general public. If you already have chickens, then we cannot let you into our coop. We also ask that you not handle any of the chicks until you have made the decision to purchase them. Regardless of the security measures we take, we still recommend that if you are adding new birds to an existing flock to observe a quarantine period of 4 to 7 days. This gives the majority of infections time to incubate and manifest symptoms before they have a chance to expose your flock.
Due to Covid-19 and virtual school our hours are a little wonky. I am open by appointment only Monday-Friday by appointment.
Saturdays I am open from 10-4pm and no appointment necessary and Sunday I am open 12-3pm.
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.