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Are you ready to get some new little peepers, but not sure how to get started? Raising chickens is rewarding and fun, and we're here to help you along the way. Here, you'll find all things poultry - from our complete chicken kit or a collection of our chick blog articles, to adorable fluffy chick photos in our instagram feed. Mark your calendar for March 8th, and start brushing up on your chick care skills!  

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Learn from the Experts

These in-store chats are hosted by the chicken experts from Nutrena. Find a Tour D'Cluck Workshop at an Orscheln store near you!


Nebraska City - March 18th, 2 PM



Arkansas City - March 22nd, 6 PM
Lawrence - March 22nd, 12 PM
Topeka - March 22nd, 6 PM
Garden City - April 4th, 5 PM
Eureka - April 14th, 6 PM
Goddard - April 18th, 6 PM



Ottumwa - March 18th, 2 PM
Muscatine - March 27th, 6 PM



Hugo - April 14th, 6 PM



Check out these helpful blog articles:


So you've finally decided to start a flock with some baby chicks. You'll want to have a brooder set up and ready to go before you pick your chicks up from Orscheln. Luckily, it can be done quite...Read more

5 Reasonable Rural Resolutions

Looking for ways to be more self-sufficient next year? Here are 5 things that newcomers to the world of a more rural lifestyle can add to their list of new years resolutions. Read more

Chicken Breed Selection For A Rainbow Egg Basket

Our good friends at Manna Pro have written an excellent article about colorful eggs. This is some great info packed in a short read. Read more

How Much Heat Should Baby Chicks Have?

Our Vendor Partner Cargill, has folks on staff that are extremely knowledgeable about a variety of animals. Poultry is one they love to talk about! In this article they share priceless information on...Read more

How Much Feed Does A Chicken Eat?

We are happy to have a guest blog post written by Tiffany T. an employee of Cargill.  Read more

Keep Those Chickens Warm and Cozy!

Today's guest post is from LeeAnn Brown one of our resident poultry lovers. She writes from experience about winterizing your chicken house or coop. I think you will enjoy her suggestions. Read more


Get your complete chicken kit here!

Here's what's inside:

  • Basic care suggestions.
  • Chick shopping checklist. 
  • Money-saving coupons.
  • Chicken breed guide.

To get the kit, just fill out the form below! 


Frequently asked chicken questions:

What is a pullet?

  • A pullet is a young female chicken. 

How old do the chicks need to be before I move them out of the brooder?  

  • Chicks should be approx. 8 weeks old. 

How soon will my chicks begin producing eggs?

  • They will being laying around 6 months old. 

Do I also need a rooster?

  • Roosters are only required if you're planning to hatch your own chicks. Hens will do just fine if you're only looking for eggs or meat.