Why is Pittsboro Feed the go-to destination for poultry enthusiasts?

By Gene Galin

Pittsboro, NC – For over three decades, Pittsboro Feed has been the ultimate destination for poultry enthusiasts seeking high-quality chicks and exceptional customer service. Unlike traditional feed stores that offered baby chicks for a limited duration, Pittsboro Feed has revolutionized the industry with an extended chicken season and an efficient ordering system.

During my visit to see how folks line up to pick their baby chicks I talked to Christine Miller and her son Josh. We touched on some of the reasons behind Pittsboro Feed’s popularity and why people from far and wide flock to this small town family-owned establishment.

The Expanding Chicken Season
In the past, acquiring baby chicks was limited to a brief period of approximately four weeks each year. Pittsboro Feed recognized the need to adapt to customers’ schedules and accommodate their preferences. To meet the demand of those who preferred waiting until after vacations or colder weather, Pittsboro Feed extended their chicken season. This flexibility ensures that customers can choose the ideal time to embark on their poultry-raising journey.

Catering to Specific Preferences
One of the primary reasons people choose Pittsboro Feed is the wide variety of chicken breeds available. Many customers have specific preferences for certain breeds, such as Frizzle or Gold Lace Wyandotte, that may not be easily found in other feed stores. The store maintains a comprehensive list of available breeds on their website, which is regularly updated. Customers can also find updates on their social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. By providing accurate and up-to-date information, Pittsboro Feed ensures that customers can make informed choices when selecting their desired chicks.

The Challenges of Chick Availability
Raising baby chicks involves a dynamic process influenced by nature’s unpredictability. Hatcheries occasionally encounter difficulties during the hatching process, resulting in certain breeds being temporarily unavailable. Pittsboro Feed remains transparent with its customers about any changes or additions to the list. They refrain from removing breeds from the list to keep customers informed of the potential availability in the future. They understand that disappointment may arise due to hatching issues, emphasizing the inherent unpredictability of dealing with living creatures rather than inanimate products.

Exceptional Customer Service
Pittsboro Feed has built a stellar reputation for its exceptional customer service. The staff members are knowledgeable, passionate, and committed to ensuring a positive experience for every customer. With their extensive expertise in the poultry industry, the team at Pittsboro Feed is always ready to provide advice, guidance, and answers to any questions customers may have. Their dedication to customer satisfaction sets them apart from other establishments and contributes to their loyal customer base.

The Importance of Longevity
With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Pittsboro Feed has established itself as a trusted name among poultry enthusiasts. The longevity of the business speaks volumes about the quality of their products and services. Over the years, they have built a strong network of reputable hatcheries and suppliers, guaranteeing the highest standards for their customers. This trust and reliability have solidified Pittsboro Feed’s position as the go-to destination for all poultry-related needs.

Pittsboro Feed has been family owned and operated by David and Christine Miller since 1992.

Pittsboro Feed’s commitment to customer satisfaction, flexibility in chicken season, wide breed selection, and knowledgeable staff has made it a haven for poultry enthusiasts. The enduring success of this establishment is a testament to their dedication and the trust they have earned from customers. Whether you are an experienced poultry keeper or a beginner taking the first steps into this rewarding hobby, Pittsboro Feed provides a seamless and enjoyable experience. So, if you’re looking to embark on a poultry-raising adventure or expand your existing flock, make Pittsboro Feed your first choice.

To learn more about Pittsboro Feed and explore their available breeds, visit their website at pittsborofeed.com. Stay updated on their latest updates and offerings by following them on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram.


Watch or listen to the converation on YouTube at Why Pittsboro Feed? – 6.9.23

00:04 People travel far for quality chicken feed

  • Christine Miller and her son Josh discuss why people come from other counties to Pittsburgh for chicken feed
  • Christine and her husband have been in the feed industry for 30 years

00:29 Extended chicken season to accommodate vacation schedules

  • Previously sold baby chicks for four weeks annually
  • New system allows for pre-orders and flexibility for customers

00:51 People adapt their schedule for chick season

  • Some people avoid going to the beach during chick season
  • Some people wait for specific breeds like Frizzle or Gold Lace Wyandotte

01:13 Pittsboro Feed website lists specific chicken breeds

  • Customers can find specific chicken breeds on the website
  • The website is updated weekly with the current list

01:32 Pittsboro feed updates list regularly

  • List is current as of now
  • Updates posted on Facebook and Instagram

01:56 Maintain original list with changes

  • List has 25 changes
  • Original list is never altered

02:17 Don’t count your chickens before they hatch

  • Wait until the eggs hatch to ensure a successful breed
  • Disappointment can occur if the hatch is unsuccessful

02:37 Patience is key when waiting for items to arrive

  • Online shopping delays can cause frustration
  • Understanding the need for patience can help manage expectations