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NC State Extension

Sustainable Production: Grower Resource List

Compiled by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent

Pastured Poultry

Books and Publications

All publications are available at major bookstores (e.g.,, etc.) unless otherwise noted.


Websites & Listservs



American Livestock Breeds Conservancy maintains extensive lists of hatcheries for specific breeds. Contact ALBC at 919-542-5704 or for more information.

North Carolina Hatcheries

  • E.D. Snider Hatchery
    336-622-2942; Liberty, NC
    point-of-lay production hens; available several times each year by arrangement
  • Piedmont Feed and Garden Center
    919-942-7848; Chapel Hill, NC
    not a hatchery, but a supplier of heritage breed chicks
  • Sumner-Byrd Farm
    919-372-9529; Holly Springs, NC
    small quantities only of chicks and hatching eggs for a variety of breeds and species, including chicken, turkey, bantam, duck, goose, and quail

National Hatcheries

  • Cackle Hatchery
    417-532-4581; Lebanon, MO
    rare breed hatchery for chickens, guineas, turkeys, game birds, geese, and ducks; poultry equipment and supplies
  • Carolina Heritage Farms
    843-687-4413; Pamplico, SC
    NPIP-certified heritage breed chicks and turkey poults
  • Freedom Rangers
    204-729-8868; Manitoba, Canada (U.S. hatchery located in West Union, Iowa)
    hatchery for pasture-raised broilers
  • Gregory Poultry
    276-692-8384; Stuart, VA
    rare breed hatchery for chickens, guineas, turkeys, pheasants, and ducks
  • Ideal Poultry Breeding Farms, Inc.
    254-697-6677; Cameron, TX
    rare breed hatchery for chickens, bantams, turkeys, chukars, quail, and ducks
  • Mt. Healthy Hatcheries
    800-451-5603; Mt. Healthy, OH
    rare breed hatchery for chickens, turkeys, geese, and pheasants
  • Murray McMurray Hatchery
    800-456-3280; Webster City, IA
    rare breed hatchery for chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and gamebirds; also offer equipment, feed, supplies, books, and videos
  • Privett Hatchery
    877-PRIVETT; Portales, NM
    rare breed hatchery for chickens, bantams, turkeys, ducks, geese, and guineas
  • Reich Poultry Farms, Inc.
    717-426-3411; Marietta, PA
    hatchery for chicks, turkeys, ducks, and geese
  • Shady Lane Poultry Farm, Inc.
    859-745-4944; Winchester, KY
    hatchery for commercial and heirloom breeds of chickens and bantams
  • Shank’s Hatchery
    800-344-2449; Hubbard, OR
    hatchery for large fowl, bantams, turkeys, waterfowl, pheasants, chukars, bobwhite quail, and guineas

Feed Suppliers

  • Blount Fertilizer and Feed
    800-682-8505; Bethel, NC
    certified organic fertilizers, amendments, and animal feed; bagged poultry feed (non-medicated, no animal by-products); will do custom blends
  • Braswell Milling Company
    800-849-9057; Nashville, NC
    bulk certified organic poultry feed; will do custom blends
  • Country Farm & Home Supply
    919-542-3353; Pittsboro, NC
    poultry feed, some certified organic; general livestock and poultry supplies
  • Countryside Natural Products
    888-699-7088; Fishersville, VA
    certified organic fertilizers, soil amendments, pesticides; certified organic livestock and poultry feed
  • Efland Milling Company
    919-732-7893; Efland, NC
    bagged poultry feed; certified organic poultry feed
  • Hurdle Mills
    336-364-7484; Hurdle Mills, NC
    bulk and bagged poultry feed (non-medicated, no animal by-products)
  • Pittsboro Feed
    919-542-2454; Pittsboro, NC
    seeds, general supplies and equipment, organic pesticides, plus chicken, turkey, duck and guinea chicks
  • Southern States Feed Mill
    919-688-2432; Durham, NC
    bulk pelleted poultry feed (non-medicated, no animal by-products)
  • Southern States
    919-742-2128; Siler City, NC
    general supplies, equipment, seeds
  • Wilson Brothers Milling Co.
    919-837-2131; Bear Creek, NC
    bagged and bulk poultry and livestock feed

Equipment and Supplies


  • Foothills Pilot Plant
    828-803-2717; Marion, NC
    Animal Welfare Approved poultry and rabbit processing plant

This document is a partial list of resources for growers and does not imply endorsement by North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University, or North Carolina Cooperative Extension of any of the companies, products, or organizations listed.

Written By

Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production Call Debbie E-mail Debbie N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center
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