Q: How much does shipping cost?
A: You can check the exact shipping cost to your location by placing the virtual purchases in your online basket and clicking the "calculate" link (you'll have to enter your zipcode so the cost can be calculated). You can check costs for both baby chicks and non-live items. Please note that not all shipping speed choices apply to baby chicks. Baby chicks ship a special way, separately, so your shipping choices for non-live items won't apply to live chicks or chickens, and vice versa.
Small orders of baby chicks need extra attention to ship safely, so they include high tech long lasting heat packs to keep the chicks warm, custom amounts of nesting material and ventilation to prevent jostling or stifling, based on the prevailing weather and on the number of chicks you have ordered. Orders of 3-14 chicks are shipped via Express Mail. Orders of 15 or more chicks will ship either Express OR Priority Mail (your choice). In both cases, the cost of shipping depends on your location.
In the winter "off season," chicks are not always orderable, and all chicks must ship Express at that time. Additionally, shipping prices for the coming year will not generally be set until November or December. If you're trying to check spring shipping prices early, please be patient: shipping prices for baby chicks are not available until rates are confirmed, usually November or December of the previous year.