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Dominique

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Sex

Female, Male, Straight Run

Desired Hatch Day

2024-04-24, 2024-04-24, 2024-04-24, 2024-04-29, 2024-04-29, 2024-04-29, 2024-05-01, 2024-05-01, 2024-05-01, 2024-05-06, 2024-05-06, 2024-05-06, 2024-05-08, 2024-05-08, 2024-05-08, 2024-05-13, 2024-05-13, 2024-05-13, 2024-05-15, 2024-05-15, 2024-05-15, 2024-05-20, 2024-05-22, 2024-06-03, 2024-06-03, 2024-06-03, 2024-06-10, 2024-06-10, 2024-06-10, 2024-06-12, 2024-06-12, 2024-06-12, 2024-06-24, 2024-06-24, 2024-06-24, 2024-06-26, 2024-06-26, 2024-06-26, 2024-07-08, 2024-07-08, 2024-07-08, 2024-07-10, 2024-07-10, 2024-07-10, 2024-07-15, 2024-07-15, 2024-07-15, 2024-07-17, 2024-07-17, 2024-07-17, 2024-07-22, 2024-07-22, 2024-07-22, 2024-07-24, 2024-07-24, 2024-07-24, 2024-07-29, 2024-07-29, 2024-07-29, 2024-07-31, 2024-07-31, 2024-07-31, 2024-08-05, 2024-08-05, 2024-08-05, 2024-08-07, 2024-08-07, 2024-08-07, 2024-08-12, 2024-08-12, 2024-08-12, 2024-08-14, 2024-08-14, 2024-08-14, 2024-09-11, 2024-09-11, 2024-09-11, 2024-09-18, 2024-09-18, 2024-09-18, 2024-09-25, 2024-09-25, 2024-09-25, 2024-10-09, 2024-10-09, 2024-10-09, 2024-10-16, 2024-10-16, 2024-10-16, 2024-10-23, 2024-10-23, 2024-10-23, 2024-10-30, 2024-10-30, 2024-10-30

Dominique chickens are considered a “heritage” bird because it is considered America’s oldest breed.  At first glance, Dominique Chickens and Barred Rocks appear strikingly similar.  The strongest difference is that the Dominique has a rose comb while Barred Rocks have a single comb.  The Dominique can grow to a good table weight and has yellow skin.  Dominique Chickens are considered a dual-purpose breed, but they are excellent layers, producing 200-260 medium to large brown eggs annually.  Hens can become broody and tend to be calm and personable.  The calm, steady demeanor of the Dominique makes them successful as show birds or family pets.   Dominique chickens are considered a rare breed in the United States. Approx 200-260 Med. – Lg Brown Eggs/Yr. | Mature WT: Male 7#, Female 5#
  • Poultry Show Class: American Class
  • Weights: Hen:  5 lbs.             Rooster:  7 lbs.
  • Purpose and Type: Production, Eggs & Meat
  • Color of Egg Shell: Brown
  • Egg Production: 200-260 eggs per year.
  • Egg Size: Medium-Large
  • Temperament: Active
  • Broody: Variable
  • Origin: United States, New England
  • APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection in 1874.
  • ALBC: Watch Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed.
 

Available February – September

Orders ship USPS Priority Mail on the day of hatch!

Minimums –Straight Run = 3 Female = 3 Male = 1 Total of 3 birds to ship

We are Now taking 2024 Chick orders!

We are not shipping to Alaska or Hawaii until further notice!

How to order Online

Add the desired Breeds, Sex, and Quantities to your cart.  

If you order multiple breeds, make sure they all have the same desired Hatch Date to ensure your order can be processed correctly.

PLEASE NOTE: Availability is updated weekly and does NOT represent a guaranteed ship date.

Please be advised that there may be occasions when we are not able to fulfill your order on the desired Hatch Date.  While we do our best to facilitate your request, there are uncontrollable variables that may cause it to become unavailable and you will be notified if this happens.  We appreciate your understanding.

Due to our new paperless inventory system, once an order is placed you will not be able to make any partial cancels, however you may be able to add on.  Because of system limitations there will be NO EXCEPTIONS made on this rule.  Please be sure of what you want to order before ordering it.

When you have built your entire order click on the cart to “checkout”

Please enter all required information on the Checkout Page.

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ & AGREE TO OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS AS REQUIRED BEFORE YOU PAY FOR YOUR ORDER!

Please Indicate a Desired Hatch Date and an Alternate Hatch Date.

We will send you a confirmation email within 48 hours of receiving your order with a copy of your Invoice and the Confirmed Hatch/Ship Date which may not be the Desired/Alternate Hatch Date depending on Availability.

If multiple Breeds and types of Fowl are selected, we will need to find a common Hatch Date for all Breeds to ship together and we will do our best to ship your order out on the confirmed date.

All poultry are shipped USPS Priority Mail on the day of hatch!

We have a 24-hour Guarantee on all live poultry orders from the time your order is picked up from the Post Office!

Pickups: We run Strict Bio-Security Measures and DO NOT allow Local Pick Ups, but we would gladly ship your chicks directly to your local post office.  

All poultry are guaranteed to be delivered alive and in good condition on every order and even though not all poultry will be shipped direct from our hatchery, you will receive poultry of the highest quality.

We are not shipping to Alaska or Hawaii!

*We ship Chicks the same day they hatch*

For safe handling and delivery of your birds, The Chick Hatchery has minimum order requirements.  These minimums help the birds stay warm and prevent them from shifting around during shipping.

Due to our new paperless inventory system, once an order is placed you will not be able to make any partial cancels, however you will be able to add on.  Because of system limitations there will be NO EXCEPTIONS made on this rule.  Please be sure of what you want to order before ordering it.

 

We now ship as few as 3 total Poultry.

Each type of Fowl has Minimum Order Requirements!

*Chickens, Guineas, Turkeys, Waterfowl*

Chickens, Bantams, Guinea Keets, Turkeys & Waterfowl can be mixed & matched, but all breeds must have the same hatching date.

 

SHIPPING COSTS

How to calculate shipping costs for orders of less than 15 chicks:

Orders of 3 -14 Birds have a $20.00 shipping cost.  All orders with less than 15 total birds will incur a $25.00 small order fee. 

How to calculate shipping costs for orders of 15 or more chicks:
Step 1: $25.00 flat shipping cost        Step 2: 15 or more birds x $0.30 per bird charge.       Example: $25.00 + 15 birds x $0.30 ($4.50) = $29.50 shipping cost.

 

ORDER MINIMUMS

Chickens Minimum: 3 Females or 3 Straight Run or 1 Male

Bantams Minimum: 3 Straight Run

Guinea Keets Minimum: 5 Straight Run

Turkey Minimum: 3 Straight Run

Ducks: 1 Female or 1 Straight Run or 1 Male

Geese: 1 Straight Run

Chickens, Bantams, Guinea Keets, Turkeys & Waterfowl can be mixed & matched, but all breeds must have the same hatching date.

 

100% Live Arrival Guaranteed!

Safe & Timely Live Arrival Guarantee

We know that you take great care in selecting the breeds for your flock when placing your order with us, so we do everything possible to ensure you receive a safe and timely delivery of healthy, happy chicks.

We offer a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee on all poultry from The Chick Hatchery.  We guarantee that your shipment will arrive safe and in a timely manner insuring you will receive a full count of live, healthy poultry that you ordered and paid for.  Poultry is sent via Priority Live Shipping through the USPS on the day of hatch and is received in 1-3 days.  We put a lot of care in making sure that your order is filled correctly and that it is prepared for shipment according to the weather.  Poultry Breeds and sexes will be mixed to ensure that your chicks arrive to you in optimum condition.  Generally, we try to add extra chicks of the same breed/sex ordered when available to help fulfill this guarantee so be sure to count your live chicks when they arrive.  We do not guarantee that every order will receive extra chicks.

You must pick up your chicks at the post office upon arrival.  Our Guarantee is void for any live parcels not picked up within eight hours of arriving at your local Post Office or if you request delivery from the USPS to your physical shipping address.

We recommend you open your shipping box as soon as you receive it and inspect your poultry.  If there is a loss during transit, we must be notified within 24 hours from the time the shipment was received by submitting a loss claim through our Loss Reporting Form.  If you receive fewer live chicks than you paid for, we will issue a refund of the chick purchase price which is missing or was dead on arrival.  In the rare case a total loss occurs, a one-time reshipment can be made for no additional fee.  Re-shipments are subject to availability and minimum shipping requirements.  It is important to note for partial losses, the price of poultry lost will be refunded – we are unable to make partial reshipments.  For all orders, our Guarantee only covers the cost of poultry.  Vaccinations and shipping costs are considered services and are not refundable.

We are unable to refund or replace poultry once they arrive safely and in a timely manner.  Our replacement or refund policy is only for unsafe or unusually long shipping risks that the USPS causes and must be reported immediately.  Buying live poultry has potential risks of successfully raising them and the buyer understands these risks.  Sometimes things go wrong with no real reason that can be determined even when care instructions are followed.

Quality Guarantee

Our hatchery guarantees you will receive the correct breed of poultry you ordered and paid for.  All poultry offered by The Chick Hatchery is guaranteed to be the breed standard, variety, grade, and quality as represented.  We do not guarantee any poultry to be of show quality although you may receive poultry that could possibly be shown.  We follow approved methods of flock control and egg selection and have established sanitary and disease control standards in our operation.  Our breeder flocks are large; therefore, it is not likely to receive related poultry.  We cannot guarantee poultry to be free from any disease that could not be discovered when hatched.  Marek’s vaccinations are available for purchase as a precautionary measure, and we will not be held responsible if your chicks test positive after a safe and timely delivery.

Sexing Guarantee

We offer a 90% Pullet (Female) Sexing Guarantee for poultry ordered from The Chick Hatchery.  For errors resulting greater than guaranteed, we will refund the difference between the female and male price.  Sexing errors can be reported when birds reach 10 weeks of age and no later than 12 weeks after the hatch date.  Photos are required as proof when reporting a sexing error.  Straight Run chicks mean chicks were not sexed and there is no sexing guarantee on percentages of males or females for Straight Run orders.  We do not offer sexing on all the breeds we sell, for these breeds it is either too hard on them or because the professional sexers’ accuracy is not good enough and would cause customer dissatisfaction.  At no time will The Chick Hatchery credit an amount exceeding the original purchase price.

 

All Chicks from The Chick Hatchery LLC are hatched from NPIP Certified Flocks and carry minimum classifications of Avian Influenza Clean as well as Pullorum Typhoid Clean to improve the industry.  You can always depend on high-quality, healthy chicks from The Chick Hatchery!

Chicks are shipped by USPS Priority Mail the same day that they hatch.  When they arrive to you, your chicks will be 24-72 hours old.  Day old chicks ship Monday thru Wednesday ONLY!  Baby chicks ingest the yolk before they hatch, and this is enough nourishment for 72 hours.  We add Gro Gel to the box to keep them happy and well-nourished until they arrive at their destination!  Poultry Breeds and sexes will be mixed to ensure that your chicks arrive to you in optimum condition.   Our chicks’ boxes are designed to help keep chicks safe and warm while they are on their way to you.

How far in advance should I book my order?
*As soon as you know when and how many birds you want to order you should book your order.
*We fill orders on a first come, first served basis.  It is important to place your pre-paid order as soon as possible to get the best chance at earlier ship dates.  Some breeds, especially rare breeds, sell out faster than others.
*You can pick the week you would like your poultry shipped to you or note ASAP.  It is common practice to order 2-6 weeks prior to the date you want for delivery.  When we receive your order, we look for the earliest possible date for ALL of your breeds requested and are available together.  Some breeds (rare turkeys, guineas, ducks, and game birds) are not available until later in the year.
*We then secure that date and take those birds off the market for sale and send you a confirmation of your hatch/ship date.  Because live newly hatched chicks become perishable the day they hatch, it is necessary to have them all sold well before their hatch date.  We hatch thousands of poultry each week and we do a pretty good job of counting our chicks before they hatch when we secure your order.

How to calculate shipping costs for orders of less than 15 chicks:

Orders of 3 -14 Birds have a $20.00 shipping cost.  All orders with less than 15 total birds will incur a $25.00 small order fee. 

How to calculate shipping costs for orders of 15 or more chicks:
Step 1: $25.00 flat shipping cost        Step 2: 15 or more birds x $0.30 per bird charge.       Example: $25.00 + 15 birds x $0.30 ($4.50) = $29.50 shipping cost.

Will I receive Tracking Information?
Tracking Information will be sent if you request it.  Tracking Information is sent the evening your chicks ship out or the morning after the chicks leave the Hatchery.  We do not Guarantee you will receive Tracking the same day your order ships out.

The USPS Tracking information could show inaccurate or dated information. It is a bit tricky when shipping live poultry.

  • The USPS sometimes reuses tracking numbers.  If you see tracking information that has dated or completely incorrect information, this may be why.  The correct information will appear when the package is scanned at the originating postal facility.  Please recheck your Tracking ID later.
  • The Tracking ID system that the USPS uses is NOT a complete, real-time report of the package’s location, and the system is still in its infancy.  Please do not panic if the Tracking ID information shows that the package has not moved, doesn’t appear to be making progress, or the tracking shows a 3 – 5-day transit time Rest assured, most packages arrive in 1-2 days, some may take 3 days depending on your location.
Tracking Information is provided by the USPS.  We do what we can, but ultimately are not responsible for the accuracy of the tracking information.
How long will it take for my chicks to arrive at the post office after they have been shipped?
After you have received your “Chicks Have Shipped” email, this means that your birds have been shipped.  It should take 1-2 business days to get to your Post Office after they have left our facility.  Some Order may take 3 days, but this is usually to Rural areas.  Baby chickens are perishable, and you are expected to be available at any time of any day, the week your chicks hatch and ship.
Will the Post Office deliver the chicks to my home?
Chicks are shipped to your local Post Office.  You will have to work something out with your Post Office if you want them to be delivered to your home.   We put your phone number on the shipping box, and we instruct the post office to call you to come and pick them up at the post office.  Delivery can be 1-3 days.  Make sure you are available for the anticipated day and days around the arrival date and that you have someone to care for chicks the first 24 hours in the brooder.
What if I cannot request the ship date that I want?
This may occur because we have sold out of a particular sex/breed of chicks for that day, specify an alternate date that works for you in the customer notes section of the order form.  Keep in mind when ordering multiple Breeds, we need to find a common available hatch date for all breeds selected which may cause a desired ship date to be different from what you have selected.  Our Availability is updated once a week so the date you desired may not be available when we book your order.

We are sorry if we are not available for the phone if you called and received our voicemail.    We do apologize if you have trouble getting through.  You may find it easier and quicker to email us use our Contact Us form if you need a quick response.

Internet orders are processed in the order they are received.  When ordering through the website you will receive an immediate e-mail response notifying you that your order has been received.  The email will tell you that your order is on hold until we have finished processing it.   You will receive a second e-mail in 1-3 business days that includes your confirmed ship date or estimated date of arrival.  If the e-mail address you listed on your order is correct and you have not heard from us in 7 days, check that your Spam/Junk folder has not blocked our e-mail.

We are hatching thousands of birds weekly and securing your order and Ship Date is done as quickly as humanly possible.

Expect your order to arrive at your Post Office in 1 to 3 days from the ship date.  Please be aware that 98% of orders arrive within two days, some orders may take 3 days to arrive.  We do our best to meet the scheduled ship date.  If for some reason, we are unable to provide chicks on the scheduled ship date, we will notify you and you can choose to either reschedule or cancel your order.  We ship chicks Mondays – Wednesdays.  We fill orders on a first come, first served basis.  It is important to place your pre-paid order as soon as possible to get the best chance at earlier ship dates.  Typically, an order can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks to ship out.  *Please let us know if you are willing to accept any substitutions to have an earlier ship date*

Please open all boxes immediately when you pick them up at the Post Office and inspect your chicks.

If a loss occurs during shipment or shortly thereafter, our policy requires that we are notified within 24 hours of arrival.

What happens if I have chicks that are dead upon arrival?  Can I get a Refund?

We offer a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee on all poultry from The Chick Hatchery.  We guarantee that when your shipment arrives you will receive a full count of live, healthy poultry that you ordered and paid for.  Poultry are shipped USPS Priority Mail on the day of hatch.  We put a lot of care in making sure that your order is filled correctly and that it is prepared for shipment according to the weather.  Poultry Breeds and sexes will be mixed to ensure that your chicks arrive to you in optimum condition.  Generally, we try to add extra chicks when available to help fulfill this guarantee so be sure to count your live chicks when they arrive.  We do NOT guarantee that every order will receive extra chicks, especially if your order is just for a few chicks or we have a less than expected hatch rate.  However, if losses should occur in shipment and you do receive less live chicks than you ordered and paid for, we will make an adjustment either by replacing poultry if you have a TOTAL LOSS or by refund at the discretion of the hatchery.  Please open chick boxes immediately and inspect poultry.  If you do not have a full count of live chicks that you paid for, please email us so we can make an adjustment.  This guarantee is only for the safe and live delivery of your poultry.  Any loss must be reported to the hatchery within 24 hours of receipt for any adjustment to be made.

We will offer a refund for properly cared for poultry that deceased within 24 hours of the time of arrival to your post office.  While we appreciate notification of losses as they happen, we ask that you report your total losses one time, at the end of the 24-hour period using our Chick Loss Report.

Please provide a Total Count of all birds received, a Live Count and a Loss Count.  Pictures of dead chicks are REQUIRED.

Please fill out our Hatchery Loss Reporting Form.

Reimbursements are limited to the cost of the birds ONLY and will NOT include cost of Vaccination Services or Shipping Charges as these are considered Services, not products.

Dominique chickens are considered a “heritage” bird because it is considered America’s oldest breed.  At first glance, Dominique Chickens and Barred Rocks appear strikingly similar.  The strongest difference is that the Dominique has a rose comb while Barred Rocks have a single comb.  The Dominique can grow to a good table weight and has yellow skin.  Dominique Chickens are considered a dual-purpose breed, but they are excellent layers, producing 200-260 medium to large brown eggs annually.  Hens can become broody and tend to be calm and personable.  The calm, steady demeanor of the Dominique makes them successful as show birds or family pets.   Dominique chickens are considered a rare breed in the United States.

Approx 200-260 Med. – Lg Brown Eggs/Yr. | Mature WT: Male 7#, Female 5#

  • Poultry Show Class: American Class
  • Weights: Hen:  5 lbs.             Rooster:  7 lbs.
  • Purpose and Type: Production, Eggs & Meat
  • Color of Egg Shell: Brown
  • Egg Production: 200-260 eggs per year.
  • Egg Size: Medium-Large
  • Temperament: Active
  • Broody: Variable
  • Origin: United States, New England
  • APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection in 1874.
  • ALBC: Watch Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed.

 

Available February – September

Orders ship USPS Priority Mail on the day of hatch!

Minimums –Straight Run = 3
Female = 3
Male = 1
Total of 3 birds to ship

Sex

Female, Male, Straight Run

Desired Hatch Day

2024-04-24, 2024-04-24, 2024-04-24, 2024-04-29, 2024-04-29, 2024-04-29, 2024-05-01, 2024-05-01, 2024-05-01, 2024-05-06, 2024-05-06, 2024-05-06, 2024-05-08, 2024-05-08, 2024-05-08, 2024-05-13, 2024-05-13, 2024-05-13, 2024-05-15, 2024-05-15, 2024-05-15, 2024-05-20, 2024-05-22, 2024-06-03, 2024-06-03, 2024-06-03, 2024-06-10, 2024-06-10, 2024-06-10, 2024-06-12, 2024-06-12, 2024-06-12, 2024-06-24, 2024-06-24, 2024-06-24, 2024-06-26, 2024-06-26, 2024-06-26, 2024-07-08, 2024-07-08, 2024-07-08, 2024-07-10, 2024-07-10, 2024-07-10, 2024-07-15, 2024-07-15, 2024-07-15, 2024-07-17, 2024-07-17, 2024-07-17, 2024-07-22, 2024-07-22, 2024-07-22, 2024-07-24, 2024-07-24, 2024-07-24, 2024-07-29, 2024-07-29, 2024-07-29, 2024-07-31, 2024-07-31, 2024-07-31, 2024-08-05, 2024-08-05, 2024-08-05, 2024-08-07, 2024-08-07, 2024-08-07, 2024-08-12, 2024-08-12, 2024-08-12, 2024-08-14, 2024-08-14, 2024-08-14, 2024-09-11, 2024-09-11, 2024-09-11, 2024-09-18, 2024-09-18, 2024-09-18, 2024-09-25, 2024-09-25, 2024-09-25, 2024-10-09, 2024-10-09, 2024-10-09, 2024-10-16, 2024-10-16, 2024-10-16, 2024-10-23, 2024-10-23, 2024-10-23, 2024-10-30, 2024-10-30, 2024-10-30

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