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.
Wild Acres News Update April 3, 2020
SOLD OUT FOR 2020, THANK YOU
We are not taking any new orders for
hatching eggs, poultry, turkey poults or waterfowl.
We will be taking pre-orders again on November 1, 2020
for hatching eggs and unsexed day old chicks and ducklings available from April-June 2021. We will keep you up to date on our facebook page.
I am sorry but we do not sell laying hens or other adult birds and we do not take back any birds once they are purchased and leave our property due to biosecurity reasons.
We offer gate sales and start shipping eggs from 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 only from April until early summer. Chicks and ducklings are shipped during April and May when temperatures are moderate (we are not taking anymore shipped chick/duckling orders at this time, pick up only). Shipping of chicks and Runner ducklings is done via ACE Courier to select locations in BC only.
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!
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 hatching eggs 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.