Chick Shipping Policies
Chick Shipping Policies

Chick Shipping Policies


At Buckaboo Farm we offer shipping for chicks up to the 4-8 weeks old category for a flat rate of $60 within the state of California, or $75 to other states within the continental US. This covers supplies, labor (it takes a long time to pack up chicks), and postage for up to 15 tiny babies in the 0-3 weeks range (fewer if they’re close to 3 weeks), and up to 4 chicks that are in the 4-8 weeks range. Generally speaking, if you’d like 4-8 week olds shipped we will choose them on the younger side of that age bracket, because they fit safely in the box if they’re small.

Please note that if you order more than 15 tiny babies, or 4 growouts, shipping will cost more. The amount depends on how many you’ve ordered, how far you live from California, and whether or not we need to use a larger box or multiple boxes. If this is the case we will reach out to you with a new shipping amount, as well as a plan regarding timing.

We ship all of our chicks via USPS on Tuesdays, and our post office does not allow us to ship them overnight. We’ve successfully shipped as far as Florida, however, and the chicks almost always arrive safely before the estimated delivery date. If they go all the way across the country it usually takes 2 days, but within California it is usually only 1. Babies are packed with a mixture of food, water, and gro-gel, as well as a heat pack if needed. We rarely ship day old chicks, because in our experience they do much better if they’ve had at least a week to gain strength. Silkies in particular need extra time to grow before shipping. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions regarding your order for shipped chicks!