Pilgrim Gander Pilgrim Goose

 Placing an order:  (613) 968-2508

  • Orders should be placed at least four weeks ahead of your desired pick up date, even sooner for fancy breeds, guinea fowl and waterfowl.
  • "Straight run" birds are unsexed, for better odds of getting a good mix of males and females the more ordered the better! Bantams, some standard chickens, turkeys, and guinea fowl are sold as straight run only.
  • Certain breeds are available in a limited supply for the season please order early.
  • Poultry orders have to be picked up from our location - your pick up days will be included on your email confirmation.
  • We will notify you by email at least two days before your birds are ready for pickup. A pick up schedule of day and times will be included for you to choose from. Please note that most of the time pick up days do not involve a wait much more than 15 to 20 minutes, however, we cannot guarantee that your wait time will not be longer than the norm for any number of reasons, not the least of which, we are dealing with live animals and proper care and preparation is very important - we appreciate your patience.
  • Minimums per breed or variety: 5 chicks, 5 keets, 3 poults, 3 ducklings - this applies to breed and variety.
  • In order to keep your order on your confirmed hatch date and to help avoid ordering errors, we request that you avoid changes to your order once placed - we reserve the right to limit changes to any order.
  • Payment Policy - For orders less than $500.00 full payment is due upon receipt of your order confirmation and invoice which will be sent to you by e-mail. For orders greater than $500.00, a 50% deposit is due upon receipt of your order confirmation and invoice which will be sent to you by e-mail. Payment must be received within one week of receiving your order confirmation and invoice via e-mail. Orders will not be processed until payment is received. Delay of payment can change bird availability. After two weeks, unpaid orders will be removed from the system. Please advise method of payment via email - we accept cheque, money order or Interac-e-transfer for payment. Please note: Once your order is within six weeks of hatch date, 20% of your payment will be non-refundable if you decide to cancel your order. Additional terms and conditions may also apply due to cancellation of your order.

Additional Information:

  • Some of our birds are hatched weekly and may be available as such, however, large orders and most of our special breeds need to be ordered well in advance of your desired pickup date.
  • Due to circumstances beyond our control, such as availability of eggs and hatching results, we cannot
    guarantee all orders to be filled on their expected dates, however, we will do our best to ensure that they will be.
  • Due to the possibility of one or more breeds being unavailable on your order, this does not warrant cancellation of your order unless all or over 50% of your order is unavailable.
  • Some of our birds are show quality and do very well at poultry shows, however, we do not guarantee show quality birds. Also note that there are some variations in features such as colour pattern, size etc. with a certain number of chicks from every hatch. We do guarantee purebred birds.
  • We guarantee sexing to 80% accuracy.
  • We can ship day old poultry by air if you live outside of Ontario, we do not ship within Ontario except for Thunder Bay airport.
  • Performance Poultry is not responsible for any losses to poultry that might occur during transportation. Also, all poultry orders are carefully processed and verified for shipment, therefore, we do not take responsibility for discrepancy in numbers after arrival to their destination.


At Performance Poultry we consider bio-security an important precaution in helping to maintain the health of our breeding birds.

While it may not be the most appealing program for some customers because they cannot see the birds, it is effective and therefore necessary in the health management of poultry.

Recent developments with avian influenza have driven home the importance of our commitment to bio-security. From day one, we have had this program in effect, it is not foolproof, but it can greatly reduce the chances of your birds coming into contact with contagious disease.

Bio-security involves taking steps to help prevent your birds from being exposed to disease and can include some of the following:

  • Not allowing visitors into your poultry houses or pens
  • Keeping wild birds and animals out of buildings or areas where poultry are kept
  • Using a foot bath with disinfectant for anyone visiting your farm who also has poultry
  • Avoid purchasing birds from livestock sales barns or any other places where many birds from different sources are brought together
  • Never purchase a bird that appears unwell
  • Newly purchased birds which appear healthy should be quarantined for a minimum of 30 days if you already have poultry on your property
  • Regular cleaning and disinfecting of pens and equipment
  • Designated clothing and footwear that is always and only used for working with your birds
  • After visiting any farm or facility which has poultry, make sure you clean and disinfect your footwear, wash the clothes you were wearing and take a shower
  • Vaccination of birds
  • Showing your birds increases your odds of bringing home disease and isnít really part of an effective bio-security program, therefore, under these circumstances it is prudent to quarantine your birds after every show
  • Purchase birds, preferably day olds, from a reliable source, which employs a health management and bio-security program