"The secret of happy living is not to do what you like, but to like what you do."

Richard Sr.
Founder of Schlecht Hatchery


Taking orders for the hatching season 2015.

Our family-owned business, which started out as a hobby, is celebrating over 50 years. We may not be the largest or the oldest hatchery, but without our customers, we would have been gone years ago.

Inside you will find a nice selection of high quality chicks and ducks at reasonable prices. Because we are unable to sex some breeds, those will be available in straight run only. Keep in mind that the roosters do make great fryers.

On hatch days, Tuesday, we are usually on a tight schedule with many birds and orders to fill. Because we are trying our best to get our orders shipped out as quickly as possible, we are not able to be tied up with lengthy phone calls. We apologize for the inconvenience, even though we love to hear from our loyal customers.

We are a family operation. We try and keep our prices as low as we can, but still have to try to maintain a profit. We maintain high-quality, healthy baby poultry as well as our adult flocks. Our close association with the post office ensures a safe delivery. Schlecht Hatchery is a member of the Bird Shippers of America.

We would like to thank those of you who have purchased from us in the past. We appreciate your confidence and loyalty! We look forward to serving your poultry needs for years to come!

Schlecht Hatchery
Greg, Etta, Wilk, Katie & Marie


Would just like to thank your family for the fast delivery, 50 healthy chicks, and the service.  You provided the fastest delivery I have ever experienced with poultry and every single chick was active and healthy.  Look forward to using your service many times in the future.

Thank You,

Chad Walter

Just wanted to say thanks, for the perfect order of chickens that we received today ( 04-21-10 ) !! These Chicks went straight to the water, then to the feed, and never missed a beat ! I must admit, I was a little concerned, when I looked at the prices of other hatcheries, and thought to myself, you get what you pay for. Well, now I must say "I'm impressed !! " We received 30 healthy, live chicks, and all is well in out hen house !! If you wouldn't mind to much, I would really like to recommend your hatchery to some friends who are considering some back-yard chickens of their own. I am impressed with the value of my purchase, and I'm sure they would be also. Again, much thanks for the tremendous value you have extended to our family, and may YOU, be greatly rewarded for not price gouging. In my opinion, this in itself puts Schlecht Hatchery above all others. Your friendly service on the phone, your ability to ship in a timely manner, the healthy birds that were received, and the best price I could find. You have earned yourself a life time customer. Please pass on our gratitued to your entire staff, you do a great job!!

Many Blessings,
The Stineman Family

I have purchased chicks, ducks and guineas from Etta and her family for around 8 yrs. I have NEVER lost a single bird. They are healthy, well-started and just as I ordered, each and every time. I have ordered from other hatcheries and had to buy way more than I needed. I would never buy from anyone else now that I have dealt with the best. They are friendly, very knowledgeable and the greatest of people to talk to about their critters. Thanks Etta and "family". My pullets that I got from your last week and very healthy. Growing like little weeds. I have nothing but praise for you and your hatchery!!!!! Love your website.....Judy Wilcox   


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