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 eating eggs are sold year round. Please see our breed list for more information on availability.
We thank you for your interest in our poultry, waterfowl and registered Nubian goats. We enjoy breeding, hatching eggs and selling livestock for a few months in the spring each year. We prefer to operate on a smaller scale and we have no intention of becoming a commercial hatchery. Therefore, we do not offer chick or hatching eggs sales year round. Our hatching eggs and unsexed day old chicks and ducklings are only available in April, May and June.
We will not be taking names, making customer lists or taking pre-orders/order forms until after November 1, 2020. Thank you for your understanding and for your patience.
Our breed list has been updated for 2021. We have set a limit as to the amount of unsexed chicks and eggs available for each breed on our breed list. Some breeds will not be available for 2021.
Canada Post sets their new 2021 Xpresspost rates for shipping in January so we cannot give shipping quotes until after that time. We only ship through Xpresspost.
We will also keep you up to date on our Facebook page.
We are 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 do not vaccinate our birds but believe in strengthening the chickens immune systems and gene pools with careful selection through several generations and a more holistic approach of good food, free ranging and culling. We cull birds that do not meet the American Poultry Association Standards, show signs of sickness, weaknesses or aggressive temperaments. We do not believe in using antibiotics with our poultry. Therefore, it takes keen observation and ongoing daily care to hatch, raise and breed our birds.
We 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 in spring.
We believe in old fashioned values and we want strong birds that are both beautiful and vigorous. Therefore, we are in the process of creating a permaculture food forest for our livestock and poultry so that they can enjoy their lives more fully and run around as their ancestors did in a more natural habitat.
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 April until June 30th. 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 only.
We do not ship chicks 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 birds.
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 Belgium d’Uccle. However, some breeds may not be available every year as we work towards improving our lines and or flocks.
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.
After November 1st the deposit on hatching eggs or chicks can be 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.
-we only bring in unrelated show lines and quality stock if needed for gene pool strengthening and we prefer to use hatching eggs for biosecurity reasons
-we quarantine poultry both before and after shows
-we regularly consult with our veterinarian
-we select our best stock for poultry shows and breeding purposes
-we cull out weaknesses, aggressive temperaments and birds that do not meet American Poultry Association Standards
-we practice biosecurity, so farm visits are no longer welcome on our farm. See our biosecurity page.
-all pick up sales transactions are done at our front gate
-farm tours are allowed due to biosecurity reasons
-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 via Xpresspost.
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.