about us

About Us


Open Monday To Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Welcome to Abendroth's Hatchery

about our hatchery

Our story began in 1965 when a 12 year-old Rick Abendroth begged his best-friend’s mother, Violet Knapton, for a small incubator to hatch some duck eggs as a 4-H project and the rest, as they say, was history. After a successful first hatch, Rick continued to perfect the timing and skills necessary for hatching eggs and steadily began to hatch more and more, selling the chicks and ducklings at local cattle markets and swap meets for years before officially opening up the hatchery we have today in 2000.

What started as a fun hobby, quickly turned into a lucrative business and we haven’t looked back since! We hatch over 15,000 birds a week and ship orders all over the United States. We’re proud to say that for the last 50 years Abendroth’s Hatchery has been a family owned and operated business, starting with Rick and his father Carroll in the 60s to today where Rick runs the Hatchery with his wife Rebecca and their son Rickey and daughter Ruby.

Whether you’re raising chickens on an large-scale farm or just looking for some unique breeds to keep in your backyard, we have something for you! In addition to quality birds, our dedication to friendly, helpful customer service puts us a step ahead of the rest. If you’re not sure what you’re looking for or have questions about a certain breed give us a call!