hatchery – When you order directly
from Frey’s Hatchery, you will be told day and
time available for pick-up.
Feed Stores – Frey’s Hatchery has
feed stores all over Ontario that distribute
our chicks and other poultry. They receive
deliveries either every 2 weeks or monthly
from the end of March through early July,
mid-August, and in September/October. For
delivery to feed stores, you place your order
at the feed store.
– We ship via Air cargo to any destination in
Canada capable of handling day-old chicks.
Ordering Through a Feed
We deliver to over 150 stores in Ontario
monthly or every other week from the end of
March to the middle of July, mid-August and
again in September (some areas).
Find out if your local feed store sells
chicks from Frey’s Hatchery. If not,
contact Frey’s Hatchery to locate the
store nearest to you.
Place your order with the feed
store and make any subsequent
changes through them.
Arrange payment with the feed
store; a down payment is
advised to confirm your order. Frey’s
charges a delivery fee on each order.
On the arranged delivery date, pick
up the chicks from the feed store.
Your order will be shipped in a box or
boxes labeled with your name. If you order
both dayolds and started (2 to 7 week olds) then
there will be a separate box for each age
indicated on the boxes. You will need your
own containers for ready-to-lay pullets.
Through Frey’s Hatchery Office
Call, fax, or mail the order to Frey’s
Hatchery if you want to pick up the
birds at the hatchery or you want to
arrange an air cargo shipment.
For pickup orders under $100, full
payment is required in advance. For orders
over $100, we require a down payment of
$100 or 50% of the total, whichever is
greater. For air shipments, FULL payment
for chicks and freight is required 4 weeks
prior to shipment.
On the arranged date, pick up the
birds at the hatchery (Monday for
started birds; Dayolds on Tuesday (or If
For Air Cargo orders: To assist you in
determining optimum quantities, each
section or corner of our chick boxes is
designed to hold 30 pheasants, 25 chicks,
20 turkeys, or 14 ducks. We have minimums
so that you order enough birds to ensure
that they will be able to keep each other
warm during shipping. Chicks are FOB
Pearson Intl. airport in Toronto .
Airlines take no responsibility for
For prices of birds, consult the current
price list available from
your feed store or from Frey's Hatchery
Pick Up at Hatchery
ALL ORDERS MUST BE
PLACED IN ADVANCE
DAY-OLD CHICKS: can be
picked up at the hatchery on Tuesdays (day
of the hatch) from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.,
and on (if prearranged Wednesdays morning.).
You must let us know what day you will be
READY-TO-LAY & STARTED BIRDS: can
be picked up on Mondays from 8:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. Please let us know if you are
coming am or pm.
In cases where the order has both day old
and started chicks, the day old pick-up
You need to bring your own containers for
ready to lay pullets.
FREY'S HATCHERY ORDERS
CARGO (Day-Old Only)
chicks can be shipped by air every other
Tuesday during our regular hatch season.
If you order
chicks to be shipped via air, chicks and
freight must be paid for in full
at least 4 weeks prior to the shipping
will book the flights with Air Canada or
Westjet cargo, depending on flight times
available. Call the hatchery to get an
approximate quote on shipping costs. Chicks
depart from Toronto. Please see the chart
below for box dimensions and weight.
(# of Chicks)
47 x 28
56 x 47
charge by box dimension weight which is
2 x the above weights
Note: Due to Transport Canada
security screening procedures there is an
additional fee included in air freight to
cover the cost. These delays may prohibit us
from shipping to your location.
Box Sizes and Quantities
We have 3 standard box sizes and 1 mini box
for 10 chicks or less. The standard boxes are
divided into corners or sections as follows:
• Large (4 sections)
• Medium (2 sections)
• Small (1 section)
• Mini (10 chicks)
Each section can hold 25 chicks or 20 turkeys
or 30 pheasants or 13 ducks.
If the weather should get too hot we reduce
the chicks per corner to 20.
These are the optimal amounts to keep the
chicks comfortable in transit.