There are many considerations to take into account when determining the placement of your chicken coop. Here are 10 tips that can help you find...
Huzzah! You're here to learn about raising baby chicks, which is more than some people do! (You'd be... read more
Can I get Coronavirus (COVID-19) from my chickens?
Here's what the CDC says about COVID-19, as of 4/15/20:
How can I track my waterfowl shipment? Do you provide a tracking number?
No worries! We do our best to make sure that you're "in the loop" throughout the process.
- In the United States, there is no...
Waterfowl are hatched on Mondays, Tuesdays, and... read more
What kind and how much feed should I give my flock at each stage of development?
As baby chicks and waterfowl grow, their nutritional needs change. It can be confusing to know how much and what kind of feed to give them at each... read more
How will I know which breeds are which on my waterfowl order?
Congratulations! You've received your order of waterfowl from My Pet Chicken and now you want to know which breed is which. No problem! Using the leg... read more
I already placed my order for baby waterfowl. Can I change it?
Yes, in most cases you can call us at 908-795-1007 to have your order changed, but before you do, read on because there are three important things... read more
What is a "heritage" chicken breed?
The definition of "heritage" in relation to chicken breeds is a bit flexible, but when we use the word, we're referring to breeds that have been... read more
My chicks are all available on different dates. Will they ship at different times, or all at once?
All at once! All your birds must ship together for their safety. Alternatively, you can choose to place two or more separate orders, but each one... read more
Can I mix and match or do I have to buy all the same breed?
There is no minimum number of chicks per breed or size, although your total order must meet the minimum number for your area, so you can mix and... read more
What is the minimum order for ducklings and goslings?
Since shipping little ones can be so expensive, our minimum order for waterfowl is usually 10. However, if you are ok higher shipping costs, we can... read more
What happens if a duckling or gosling is incorrectly sexed?
It's always disappointing when a bird isn't sexed correctly, especially if your "girl" ended up being a "boy" and was the family's favorite bird!... read more
How can I keep ducks out of my swimming pool? Can my ducks and geese drink and swim in chlorinated water?
First--no worries about chlorinated water and your waterfowl flock; it will not harm them. So if your personal pet flock finds your pool, you don't... read more
How can I tame ducks and geese?
As prey animals, ducks and geese are concerned about any potential threat, including you! Since we are large, threatening creatures with... read more
How do I pick up a goose?
In a word--carefully! Geese are very strong animals, and you will want to learn to catch and hold them properly to avoid getting pummeled by their... read more
How can I handle an aggressive goose?
Geese can make great pets, and thankfully, most geese do not exhibit aggressive behavior. Among those that do, it is usually confined to the breeding... read more
Do geese make good pets? Can't they be mean or aggressive?
You may be surprised to find that the answer to both questions is...yes! Geese can make great pets, and yes, they can sometimes be aggressive. Before... read more
How many chickens should I get?
We'd like to answer this question, "dozens and hundreds!" because keeping chickens is so wonderful--but for the health and safety of the birds (and... read more
What can I do if my minimum order is too high?
Because of our read more
How do I tell male and female waterfowl apart?
What exactly do you have--drakes or ducks? Geese or ganders? Great question! The answer may be relatively easy or hard to tell, depending on the age... read more
Can you ship chicks to my location?
We can ship chicks anywhere within the continental U.S. and to some locations in Hawaii and Alaska. Please check "Can you safely ship chicks to... read more
Should I get my birds vaccinated?
Here at My Pet Chicken, we offer a Marek's disease vaccination on all baby chicks. Marek's disease is the #1 disease-related killer of chickens. It... read more
When should I take my pet chicken to the vet?
As keepers of pet chickens, we've all been there. You notice one of your birds exhibiting some unusual behaviors or symptoms, and you're faced with a... read more
How do I find a veterinarian for my chicken or duck?
It's always a good idea to seek out an avian or farm veterinarian BEFORE you get chickens, so you'll know where to turn in case of any emergency or... read more
How do you ship waterfowl?
We ship all of our waterfowl by USPS Priority Mail, normally, but due to the very high volume of COVID vaccines being shipped around the... read more