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.
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 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 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, Ameraucana, Marans, Australorp, Jersey Giant, Barred Rock, 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 starting to close down many of our breeding pens for this season and we are only taking pre-orders on specific hatching eggs that are hatching well.
Due to the summer heat we will not be shipping chicks at this time. We will have some chicks available for pick up at the gate on Sunday afternoons. Please ask about availability.
We will not be hatching anymore Runner ducks, African geese or Turkey poults in 2019. Please see our breed list for more information.
We cannot guarantee shipment dates but we can stay in touch and give you an approximate time frame. Not every breed goes into full production at the same time. We do test hatches and check for fertility prior to shipments to ensure quality chicks and hatching eggs.
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 on Hatching Eggs under our Policy Page
PDF Fillable Order Form Directions:
Open the order form with Adobe Acrobat Reader, fill it in , save it to your computer (ie. your desktop or documents) and then send it back to Wild Acres at email@example.com
If you have any problems please contact us via email. Thank you.
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!
I recommend Arenbrook Acres for processing chickens and turkeys. They are a provincially licensed facility located in Falkland, BC.
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.