Chick Days

We order chicks on a weekly basis from a trusted hatchery in Polk, Ohio. We get a variety of breeds each week and can add special orders based on availability. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the store or coming in to see us. Chicks can sell out fast, and we want to do everything we can to make sure you get the breeds you are hoping for!

Please review our current chick policy below prior to placing a reservation. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call.

Attention Agrarian Customers: Out of precaution for your health and that of our employees, we are currently operating on limited retail hours. 

Our current chick pick-up hours are:

Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 4

We appreciate your patience and understanding and wish all of you well. We look forward to a return to normal business when the time is right!

Chick Availability - 2020

August 28

Black Australorp - $8

Speckled Sussex - $8

New Hampshire Red - $8

September 4

Buff Orpington - $8

September 11

Green Queen - $8

Black Jersey Giant - $8

September 18

Olive Egger - $26

September 25

Cuckoo Marans - $8

Lakeshore Egger - $16

October 2

Easter Egger - $8

Barred Plymouth Rock - $8

Golden Laced Wyandotte - $8

Silver Laced Wyandotte - $8 (Limited Availability)

October 9

Buff Orpington - $8

Black Australorp - $8

Salmon Favorelle - $8

Silver Laced Wyandotte - $8 (Limited Availability)

October 16

Rhode Island Red - $8

Blue Laced Red Wyandotte - $21

Blue Ameraucana - $37

Lavender Orpington - $44

October 23

Black Frizzle Cochin - $8

White Silkies - $8

Black Silkies - $8

Buff Silkies - $8

Blue Silkies - $8

October 30

Welsummer - $8

Barred Plymouth Rock - $8

Austra White - $8

Golden Cuckoo Marans - $26

November 6

Easter Egger - $8

Buff Orpington - $8

Black Australorp - $8

Blue Splash Marans - $26

Agrarian’s Chick Policy

Chicks may only be reserved by calling the store and speaking with a sales associate who will record your request. Chicks may not be reserved through texts, emails, Facebook or voicemails.


Reserved chicks must be picked up within one week, unless other arrangements are made. After one week, reserved chicks that have not been picked up will be released for sale.

Chick days can get busy at the store! We are not able to call everyone with a reservation when the chicks come in. We will only call if there is a problem with the shipment and we are unable to fulfill your order. Please mark the pick-up date on your calendar at the time of your reservation, and call the store if you want to confirm that your chicks have arrived.


If there is a chick shortage, priority for fulfillment will be based on the order in which the reservations were originally made.

Chicks cannot be returned to the store in the interest of bio-security.

If a chick dies within 48 hours of being picked up, we will provide a refund or a replacement chick, if one is available.

All standard chicks are sexed at the hatchery (with 90% certainty), but the occasional rooster does slip through. Rooster insurance is available for $.50/chick. If an insured chick turns out to be a rooster we will take it back and re-home it at no additional charge. If the chick is not insured, we will still take it back and re-home the rooster for a $10 handling fee.  Bantam varieties cannot be sexed at the hatchery and are not eligible for rooster insurance.

If a rooster is special ordered, the hatchery puts a black band on the chick’s leg to identify it as male and there is a $6.00 banding charge in addition to the normal price.

Call us today to reserve your babies! Chicks are vaccinated for Marek's Disease and are usually 4 days old on Chick Day. Orders are always subject to change based on hatching issues, shipping delays, etc. Come in or call any time for advice on care and maintenance. 

Agrarian Urban Homestead & Supply

1055 E. 54th St.

Indianapolis, IN 46220