About Us

Meyer Hatchery was founded by Karen Meyer in 1985. Karen was a young mother, raising her family alongside her husband on their dairy farm in Polk, Ohio and her small flock of chickens was her hobby. As the hobby flock grew into a small business, family support and hard work put the business on the path to success. Over 35 years later, the Meyer Family are still proud owners of the industry-leading hatchery that offers over 160 breeds of poultry including chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, guineas, peafowl and game birds, plus a full line of feed and supplies. 

The busy season of Meyer Hatchery (December-May) can employ up to 80 team members, all working to ensure happy, healthy chicks for our customers that are hatched and shipped every week, year round. Even when hatching has slowed down (June-November), we are busy with flock management, equipment upkeep, marketing, and operation of our retail store.  Our retail store features an attached feed drive-though and is fully-stocked with poultry keeping supplies, as well as gifts, home decor, and books.  

Meyer Hatchery has pioneered the poultry industry by being the first to offer small minimum orders, a 48-hour live and well guarantee, a 100% gender accuracy guarantee, breed stamping of our hatching eggs, leg banding for hard to identify rare breeds, and we pride ourselves on our commitment to excellent customer service. Whether you are just getting started on your poultry keeping journey or are large production operation, we are positioned to be able to serve all types of customers. Aside from large selection of breeds and supplies, we also seek to be an authority of education and knowledge for our customers. 

Meyer Hatchery is a member of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP). Our NPIP status is U.S. Pollorum-Typhoid Clean w/added classification -- H5/H7 AI Clean and Salmonella Monitored.