Click here to view as a pdf: August 2023 Newsletter
Order your Spring Chicks with Crystal Creek today!
We’re cooperating with 2 Wisconsin hatcheries that are providing our customers with healthy baby chicks:
Sunnyside Hatchery & Abendroth Hatchery
Find all available breeds and prices in our chick order form: Crystal Creek Chick Order Form 2023
We offer many different breeds of chicken. Layer breeds like White Leghorns and ISA Browns. Dual Purpose and Heritage breeds like Orpingtons, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Australops, and Speckled Sussex, to only name a few. The portfolio also includes layer breeds that have special feather colors, like Lavender Orpingtons or Sapphire Gems. Breeds like Easter Eggers, Americana, and Marans lay diversely colored eggs from dark chocolate-brown to blue and green. And lastly, the offering even includes some very rare breeds like Bielefelder, Cream Legbars, and Polish.
Check out the sheet linked above to get the full list!
How does the “Chick Order” Work?
We can take your order and place it with the hatchery as soon as you decide what kind of birds you want to have.
This way we can make sure your ideal delivery date can be achieved (or at least a day very close to your perfect date).
Both hatcheries have one dedicated hatch day per week. That means that Sunnyside chicks usually will be arriving on Tuesdays and Abendroth chicks come in on Thursdays. You can pick the week of hatching and delivery with your order.
On the delivery date, the one-day-old chicks will be shipped overnight and our staff will pick your precious cargo up from the post office right away when the post office opens its doors.
We will put the baby chicks in a pre-warmed incubator in our warehouse with fresh chick starter feed, water with Aloe Vera juice, and heat lamps. You then have the complete business day to pick your baby chicks up from our office.
Starting Your Chicks Off Right
Under the following link you will find our article on starting chicks right: click here
And here you’ll find the link to our Spring Chick Webinar recorded in 2022: Spring Chick Webinar Here
The Right Supplies
Our Family Flock Chick Starter feed is the perfect complete feed for the first weeks of life of your chicks.
Crystal Creek’s Aloe Vera Juice is the perfect choice as an additive for baby chick’s drinking water. It will help with the stress of transportation, encourage the chicks to drink more, and help with the digestion of their first meal. Just one ounce per gallon of drinking water is enough. Drinking water with Aloe should be exchanged and freshly prepared daily.