Northwoods Poultry is a member of the National Poultry Improvement Plan. We regularly test and are free of salmonella and pullurum typhoid.
You must order a minimum of 10 chicks for warmth in the box. All chicks are shipped via Priority Express Mail with a heat pak and grow gel. Extras are always included in your order.
It takes 1 to 2 days for chicks to arrive. You should have your brooder ready at 99.5 F. Upon arrival of your chicks dunk each beak in water as soon as they arrive.
Breeding Maran chickens: The nice thing about Maran Chickens is that you can run the birds together and still get pure bred Black Copper, Blue Copper, and Splash Marans.
Blue x Blue = 50% Blue / 25% Black / 25% Splash
Blue x Splash = 50% Blue / 50% Splash
Blue x Black = 50% Blue / 50% Black
Splash x Black = 100% Blue
Black x Black = 100% Black
Splash x Splash = 100% Splash
Hatching Shipped Eggs: We do not under any circumstances guarantee shipped eggs will hatch. We do however guarantee eggs will fresh and in good condition for incubation. Many factors beyond our control may contribute to incubation success or failure.
When incubating shipped hatching eggs have your incubator Prepared and turned on for 24 hours prior to arrival. When your eggs arrive, carefully unwrap each egg and inspect them. Discard any broke or cracked eggs. Place eggs pointy end down into an egg carton and store unmoved for 18-22 hours at 70*F prior to placing in your incubator. This is called the resting period and is very important. It can greatly increase your hatch rate. You can expect 40 to 50% of shipped eggs to hatch.