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Now Taking Orders for the 2024 Season!

Celeabrating 18 Years of Preservation With Icelandic Landrace Chickens!

Long time breeders and most trusted source, maintaining quality, genetic diversity, pure Icelandic landrace chickens in North America.

We do not keep any other breeds of poultry on our farm, in order insure the purity and preservation of our Icelandic chicken's genetic antiquity. We are NPIP certified #35-0593 and AI clean.

Icelandic Landrace Chickens

Hatching Eggs and Day-Old Chicks

Ordering Instructions and Information

David Grote 6885 Bartlett Rd. Iron River, WI 54847



*We ship hatching eggs all year round.  Each egg is wrapped in tissue and placed in an egg carton. Whenever possible, I use sheep's wool from our flock of Icelandic sheep to insulate and cushion your hatching eggs on all sides of the USPS flat-rate-box.  It can smell rather “sheepy” because it is raw, unwashed, unprocessed wool.  You should wash your hands with soap and water after handling it. Wool is a perfect insulator and works extremely well for shipping in both cold and warmer weather.  It holds up well to rough treatment during the shipping process, is biodegradable and has many uses.

*Day-old chicks are shipped spring (March-June) and fall (Sept-Oct)  You'll have to place your order and pay well in advance of the hatch dates to reserve your spot.  Day-old chicks are shipped USPS Express, each week, Monday and Tuesday during the shipping season.  USPS Express is almost never by next day, so allow for 2 shipping days before panicking.

The cost for 25 day old chicks is $200, shipping USPS Express mail is $60 flat rate fee for 10-25 chicks, the special shipping box for the chicks is $10, for a total of $270 for 25 chicks.  I will ship fewer numbers of day-old chicks (10),  temperatures permitting, at a cost of $10 per chick.  Chicks are sold straight run only, which means you'll get about 50/50 pullets and cockerels.  A $25 fee is charged for canceled orders once scheduled. A 3.5% transaction fee has been added to all on line orders to cover some of the PayPal transaction fees.  You can avoid this by paying with a check.  Checks can be made out and mailed to: Whippoorwill Farm 6885 Bartlett Rd. Iron River, WI 54847


Additional Information:

Our hatching eggs are selected from several breeding groups that change throughout the season and from year to year, for the best possible assortment of genetics, colours and comb types.  All are pure Icelandic landrace chickens.  Our breeding stock was obtained and cultivated over the past 18 years from the original importers and from a select few, known, reputable breeders. 

I will begin hatching for the 2024 season in late March, for shipping and pickup orders.  I expect to begin shipping chicks by March 25th 2024, or early April this season, weather permitting, and continue until it becomes too warm to ship them safely, usually after the first week in June.  I resume in the fall if there is interest.   

We are the third longest breeders of the landrace in North America and boast one of, if not the most genetically diverse flocks in North America.  We manage two of the four recognized imports for the North American gene pool and are THE go to source for Hlesey and Husatoftir imports, maintianing the genetics and largest collection of individules. We have an active breeding program and  maintain the genetics for all recogonized imports in our flock to ease any concerns of aquireing overly related individules. We specialize in putting together colourful, genetically diverse, sustainable flocks together for our customers.

We will have a limited number of chicks and/or started birds available for local pick-up this summer if you'd like to pick your birds up at our farm.  There is no minimum for local pick up, you can purchase as few as you like based on availability.  If you want larger numbers (10 or more), you will need to actually place an order.

Visit our Facebook Page, 'Icelandic Chickens of Whippoorwill Farm' for 100's of photos and more information about our preservation flock of Viking Chickens.

We are not a commercial hatchery and take limited, individual hatching orders for day-old, straight run, un-sexed, Icelandic chicks.  I run 3 GQF Sportsman incubators and hatch weekly during the hatching season.  Sometimes hatches don't go as planned and I run a few chicks short for an order.  If this happens, you will only be charged for the number of chicks shipped.  I include extra chicks whenever possible.  If you are looking for 50 or more chicks, contact us to schedule a hatch.  An additional shipping charge of $20 will be added to orders of 30-50 chicks.    

*We'll do our best to work with you on any chicks lost in shipping*   


To place an order for hatching eggs, or day-old chicks, email a brief message to schedule the date you would like the eggs or chicks shipped.  Include your full physical address if different from your mailing address, and phone number to:, or use the contact page on thisa website.  I will send a PayPal invoice to you, or you can pay with a personal check.  Payment secures your spot on our list.

*Please be sure to read all of the information below before placing your order.*  Contact us for larger orders and we'll take care of you.  

*We ship hatching eggs and day-old chicks throughout the contiguous United States and Alaska.

*Day-old chicks  $8 each for 25 or more, $10 each for orders fewer than 25, $60 flat rate shipping charge USPS Express for orders of 25 or fewer. An additional shipping charge of $20 will be added to orders of 30-50 day old chicks

*Shipping box $10

(All chicks are sold straight run, unsexed and shipped when less than 24 hours old.)

*Started chicks  $15 (available for pick up only) Chicks are over one week of age, straight run, unsexed

*Confirmed Pullets  $25 (available for pick up only)

*Laying Hens  $50 (available for pick up only)

*Roosters $50 (available for pick up only)

*Cockerels $25 (available for pick up only)

*Hatching Eggs - One dozen $50  (12 + extras) $25 shipping USPS Large Flat Rate Box Priority Shipping

*Hatching Eggs - Half dozen $35  (6 + extras) $20 shipping USPS Medium Flat Rate Box Priority Shipping

Celebrating 18 years of preservation!

We ship hatching eggs all year round.  Remember to send an email to schedule a shipping date to: or use the contact page.

Day-old chicks begin shipping March 25th 2024.  Remember to send an email to schedule a shipping date to: or use the contact page.

Due to operational cost increases, we may be forced to raise prices without notice on our day old chicks and hatching eggs in the future. At this time we are maintaining our prices at our 2014 rates. We've not increased our prices since beginning this venture even though our operational expenses have increased exponentially. Maintaining a preservation flock of this sort and housing a significant number of older less productive treasured hens in order to preserve genetic diversity is very costly.