Wild Acres is located in Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada. We are a family owned farm that breeds and sells 18 different types of heritage chicks and hatching eggs. Many of our breeds are exhibition lines and we specialize in coloured eggs. We also sell Indian Runner ducks and hatching eggs, African geese, mixed bred heritage turkeys and registered Nubian goats. Our colourful free range eggs are sold year round.
We offer gate sales and start shipping eggs in April through to July. We believe in being fair and schedule our customers in a dated electronic queue according to the day they ordered and availability.
We are not a hatchery but are caring breeders that allow our animals time to recuperate over the winter, sleep without extra lights or the stress of breeding in the off season. The health of our poultry and waterfowl comes first above sales or reproduction so eggs and chicks are limited to a only few months of the year between April and July.
We believe in old fashioned values and we want strong birds that are both beautiful and vigorous. We are currently in the process of creating a food forest for our livestock and poultry so they can enjoy their lives more fully and run around as their ancestors did.
Pick ups for hatching eggs and poultry/waterfowl are done at our farm gate and are usually prearranged for Sunday afternoons. We ship fertile eggs across Canada via Xpresspost from late March until early summer. Chicks and ducklings are shipped during April and May when temperatures are moderate. Shipping of chicks is done via ACE Courier to select locations in BC and Alberta. Ducklings are only shipped to select ACE Courier Depots in BC.
We do not ship chicks or ducklings to Vancouver island or other BC islands due to the length of time it takes to get there. We do not sell or ship pullets or adult chickens.
Please read our Biosecurity Policies under our Policies and Ordering page. For biosecurity reasons please do not drive or walk into our farmyard. We will meet you at the gate when you pick up your chicks, waterfowl or eggs.
Wild Acres breeds many unique and beautiful chickens including the Cream Legbar, Cream Brabanter, Swedish Flower Hen, Silver Laced Polish, Mottled Houdan, Breda Fowl, Ameraucana, Marans, Australorp, Jersey Giant, Light Brahma, Orpington, Wyandotte, Welsummer, Standard Cochin, Olive Egger, Silkie and the Belgian d‘ Uccle.
We have enjoyed showing our registered Nubian goats and heritage poultry/waterfowl at the Interior Provincial Exhibition, West National Goat Show, Salmon Arm Fair, APA Canadian National Poultry Show, Fall FeatherFest and the Feather Fancier Show. At Wild Acres we always strive for quality rather than quantity!
WE ARE CURRENTLY TAKING PRE-ORDERS FOR HATCHING EGGS, CHICKS, DUCKLINGS AND NUBIAN KIDS FOR SPRING 2020
Our 2020 order form and breed list is available on our webpage menu
Hatching eggs and chicks will become available in April and will be sold until July depending on breed availability and the current order queue
Your order will not be held without an order form as we retain all our files electronically.
Wild Acres PDF Fillable Order Form Directions:
- Open our order form
- Save the order form to your computer (ie. desktop)
- Fill in the order form
- Save the order form to your computer again (ie. your desktop or documents)
- Send it back to Wild Acres at firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you have any problems with the order form please contact us via email. Thank you.
In order to hold your place in queue we require an order form and a $20 deposit on hatching eggs and a 20% deposit of day old chicks or ducklings.
The deposit is sent via Interac email transfer to email@example.com
Emails are preferred and we can answer questions more readily this way as well.
Purchasing from us means you accept and agree to our terms and conditions.
Please read our Terms and Conditions under our Policy Page.
Wild Acres philosophy is to maintain high standards and we strive to improve our heritage breed stock with each generation. Excellent nutrition and care play a key role in our animals well-being and in the quality of our shipped hatching eggs. We believe in being responsible breeders and we also value old-fashioned breeding techniques that promote a healthy flock.
-bring in unrelated show lines and quality stock as needed
-select our best stock for poultry shows and breeding purposes
-cull out weaknesses, aggressive temperaments and birds that do not meet American Poultry Association Standards
-practice biosecurity and regularly consult with our veterinarian
-provide footwear if needed however farm visits are no longer welcome on our farm. See our biosecurity page.
-all pick up sales transactions are done at our front gate
–quarantine poultry before and after shows
-do not allow any birds to return to our property once purchased
–achieve these goals without vaccines
Please read our Biosecurity Policies under our Policies and Ordering page.
We rely heavily on word of mouth and repeat customer business and this is why we ensure all our customers get the best service and advice possible – so please, if you have any further questions, which have not been answered on our website, don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you to all of our returning customers as well as our new customers!
Sorry, we do not ship outside of Canada. We ship to Canadian residences only.
You can find more information and pictures concerning our poultry, waterfowl and Nubian goats on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/wildacres.ca/
Please see our Contact Page for a map to our farm.
Check out our Care Page and our extensive Link Page for further information on raising poultry, waterfowl and Nubian goats.