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History of Cackle Hatchery® 

We are a 3rd generation family owned and operated hatchery and breeding farms offering over 193 varieties of poultry shipped directly from our facility here in Missouri. It's our mission to enhance your life by providing you with quality poultry For Showing, For Meat, For Enjoyment, For Eggs or For Pets. We specialize in hatching purebred poultry and shipping day old chicks right to your local post office "Since 1936". Cackle Hatchery® has been raising quality U.S. Pullorum clean poultry since "1936" and ships throughout the United States including Alaska and Puerto Rico and Hawaii. Cackle's Chick Hatchery and Cackle's Poultry Breeder Farms selectively breed and raise our own breeding proprietary stock/bloodline. These farms holding 60,000 breeders are all within a 50 mile radius of Cackle Hatchery. This stock produces our own eggs which are hatched from our Hatchery here in Lebanon Missouri, the heart of the Missouri Ozarks.

  • Member of the Lebanon Missouri Chamber of Commerce

  • Member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

  • Member of the State of Missouri Chamber of Commerce Since 2009

  • Member of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP)

  • Nancy Smith (Cackle Hatchery® ) President of Missouri Poultry Industries Association, Inc. Emphasis: Hatcheries

  • Member of the American Poultry Association (APA)

  • Member of the American Bantam Association (ABA)

  • Member of Bird Shippers of America

  • Member of Heritage Poultry Breeders Association of America

  • Member of the National Federation Independent Business (NFIB)

  • Offering E-Commerce since "1999"

  • Hatching and Shipping since "1936"

  • Family owned and operated for three generations by the Smith Family 

  • Member of the Society for Preservation of Poultry Antiquities

  • Member of The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy

  • Member of the Missouri State Poultry Club

  • Proud Sponsors of the Missouri State Fair (Poultry Trophies)

  • Proud Sponsors of the APA-ABA Youth Poultry Club

  • Better Business Bureau Accredited Business



Cackle Hatchery

One of only 12 Hobby Hatcheries left in the USA and located right here in Lebanon, Missouri. In the 1940-1950 era every town in the USA had a small poultry hatchery located in town, today there are only about 12 of these chicken hatcheries that produce poultry chicks for the backyard use or small farm buyer. Cackle Hatchery provides free limited tours, store, incubation viewing, resources and live baby chicks to see or purchase. Cackle Hatchery also holds a "Cackle Hatchery Fall Festival" each year in October. Watch video of "2013 Cackle Hatchery Fall Festival" by Clicking Here. Located at 411 West Commercial Street, Lebanon MO 65536. Hours M-F 9am-5:30pm and Sat. 9am-3pm. Best times for visit are March-September. See our Google Map on where we are located.

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17 Virtual Tours

7 Photo Tours

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Cackle Hatchery Baby Chicks

2013 Cackle Hatchery®  Fall Festival

10 Video Tours

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Take a Virtual  History Tour of Cackle Hatchery® 

Take a Virtual Tour of Cackle Hatchery®   2009

Take a Virtual Tour of  Contest Winners and Runner Ups for 2008 and 2009

Take a Virtual Tour of Contest Winners and Runner Ups for 2010

Take a Virtual Tour of Contest Winners and Runner Ups for 2011

Take a Virtual Tour of Contest Winners and Runner Ups for 2012

Take a Virtual Tour of Contest Winners and Runner Ups for 2013

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Cackle Hatchery®  2012

Welcome to Cackle Hatchery®  2010

Welcome to Cackle Hatchery®  2009

KY3 "Cackle Hatchery®  In the News" 
 2008

KY3 News "They Really have Something to Cackle About" Oct 2010

KY33 News "Recession Doesn't Ruffle Feathers at Ozarks Hatchery" 
Oct. 2010

KOLR 10 News "Cackle Hatchery® "
2012

KY3 News Cackle Hatchery®  Celebrates 75th Anniversary 2012

KMOS TV Cackle Hatchery®  May 2013

 

Cackle Hatchery®  in the News

Cackle Hatchery Fall Festival 2013   Chicken Festival held annually at Cackle Hatchery.
Cackle Hatchery®  Sponsors the 2013 Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival    
Ozarks Live Weather Report from Cackle Hatcery March 2013
Larry the Cable Guy Visits Cackle Hatchery®   Buffalo Reflex Newspaper 2012
Larry the Cable Guy Visits Cackle Hatchery®  Lebanon Daily Record 2012
KY3 News Springfield, MO "Cackle Hatchery®  Celebrates 75th Anniversary" Feb 2012
KOLR 10 News Springfield, MO  "Cackle Hatchery® "  Feb 2012
Cackle Hatchery®  Awarded Large Business Award  September 2011
KY3 Television News, Springfield, MO "Recession Doesn't Ruffle Feathers at Ozarks Hatchery." Oct 2010  
KY33 Television News, Springfield, MO "They really have something to cackle about"  KY33 Television News, Springfield, MO "They really have something to cackle about"  Oct 2010  
New York Times -  Article regarding "Keeping Their Eggs in the Backyard Nests" - Aug 8, 2009
Ky3 Television News Story - Featured Story on Cackle Hatchery®  - July 2008
Rural Missouri Magazine - Story regarding Cackle Hatchery®  in May 2008 Issue

 

Cackle Hatchery®  Instructional You Tube Videos

Cackle Hatchery® ’s You Tube Channel (447 Cackle Hatchery®  Videos)   
Starter Brooder Assembly Instructions (part 1)
Starter Brooder Assembly Instructions (part 2)
Starter Brooder Assembly Instructions (part 3)
Starter Brooder Kit Assembly Instructions (part 1)
Top Hatch Incubator Assembly Instructions
Hovabator (Genesis) Assembly Instructions
Hovabator (Basic) Assembly Instructions
4 Hole Laying Nest Assembly Instructions (part 1)
4 Hole Laying Nest Assembly Instructions (part 2)
Instructions for Chicken Feeder Cup or Drinking Cup
Instructions for Fowl Stuff Chicken Nests
Instructions Using Chicken Pop Bottle Waterer
Instructions for Self Cleaning Chicken Drinking Cup
Using a Baby Chick Web Punch
Using a Quart Chicken Waterer
Baby Guinea Keets Using Bottle Nipple Waterer


Map to Cackle Hatchery® 


 We would like to  thank all of our customers for their business, Sincerely, Jeff Smith, Clifton Smith, Nancy Smith and Edie Smith

Seventy Years of Poultry Improvement

National Poultry Improvement Plan

National Poultry Improvement Plan

Cackle Hatchery® 's National Poultry  Improvement Plan (NPIP) number is 43-105

US Pullorum-Typhold CleanUS Avian Influenza Clean  

 

 

 
Poultry Flocks are tested negative for Avian Influenza and Pullorum-Typhold. Turkey Flocks are tested negative for Mycoplasma Gallisepticum, Mycoplasma Synoviae and Salmonella Typhimurium.
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MISSION STATEMENT
It's our mission to enhance our customer's life by providing them with quality poultry for showing, for meat, for enjoyment, for eggs or for pets.  We are committed to providing our customers with courteous and knowledgeable service, producing quality poultry at a very competitive price and specializing in hatching vigorous purebred poultry that are shipped from our facility here in Missouri to our customer's local post office.  We are dedicated to promoting and the preservation of old and new breeds/varieties of poultry for all generations.  Our goal is to continue Cackle Hatchery® 's long history since 1936 into the future.

“Proud producers of 99.0% U.S.A.  made Products and Services”

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