HATCHING EGGS FOR SALE 2015
Hatching eggs available now.
A critically endangered old-fashioned heritage
$2.50/egg. $15 shipping.
To order eggs, pay below. I email you when I can ship your eggs. Or call
828-321-9036 in NC. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are ordering more than 1 breed of egg, I send a PayPal Money Request
or you can pay by phone. ($15 shipping total even when you order more than 1 type of egg.)
this rare breed. We are a small family farm raising free-range Dominique
chickens. This breed is calm, easy-going and good with children. A hen lays
about 230-275 medium-sized, brown eggs a year. Hens (pullets) start to lay
at 5-7 months depending on the time of year they hatched. Dominiques are
perfect for a small farm or homestead. The chicks are 1 week old in this
appreciate your preservation efforts for this wonderful breed. Jim's family
had them when he was a boy, and they hold a special place in his heart."
-Loree & Jim, Westminster, South Carolina
"I bought some Dominiques from you last year and they have been great. We only have Dominiques (14 total now and from 4 different farms) and yours are the best. Your Dominiques are the only ones with the correct comb shape. I didn't keep the roosters that hatched and am now deeply regretting it. I am hoping to get at least one rooster out of this bunch! Thanks for tending such a healthy flock!" -Doug, Jacksonville, North
Fertile, hatching eggs can be picked up or shipped. We ship everywhere in
the United States except we do not ship to Hawaii or Alaska. We ship to
individuals, schools, universities, and organizations. Incubating eggs is
a great educational project that children and adults love.
There is no minimum order. You can order only 1 egg if you want. However, chickens are flock animals and like to be with other chickens.
If you want your eggs shipped on a particular date, you can pay ahead of time. Let me know the day, and I will put you on my calendar. When I ship, I send you the tracking information.
on the PayPal "Add to Cart" Button.
Then fill in the number of eggs. The $15 shipping is automatically added.
My account is Health Treasures.
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$24 for 12 eggs.
on the PayPal "Add to Cart" Button.
4 Dominique, 4 Cream Brabanter, 4 Bantam eggs. Twelve eggs total. The $15
shipping is automatically added. Total $39. The photo below is 7 Dominiques, 2 Cream Brabanters and 1 Bantam.
36 minute DVD by the University of Alaska about taking care of chickens
in cold weather. Good for all states that have cold winters. Shipping is
Guide to Better Hatching" Book
By Janet Stromberg. 120 pages, 2012.
Shipping is $2.95. Have great hatches.
a small family farm raising a variety of heritage livestock. Our first chickens
5 years ago were a few Dominique hens. They have been by far our favorite
as we have tried many different breeds over the years. We have decided that
we would like to go back to the Dominiques as our primary laying hens."
-Catherine, Spivey's Corner, North Carolina|
"I just wanted to thank you for the great eggs! I had someone from the Dominique Club of America stop by to help me sex the chicks right after they hatched, and she kept commenting on how big and healthy they looked." -Susan, Petersburg, Virginia
a great hatch this year! They were precious and the children LOVED them
so very much! Thank you!" -Terri, 3rd grade teacher in Alabama
Dominique Chicken Eggs to Incubate
Late Winter, Spring and Summer
eggs every day. While waiting to ship, we store them at the correct temperature
and turn them daily. We wrap them very carefully before shipping to you.
Eggs are shipped through the Post Office by Priority mail. We send you tracking
information by email. We write "Fragile Hatching Eggs" on every
side of the box.
Your eggs are guaranteed to arrive in good condition.
If you have any broken eggs, please let us know. They usually do not break.
There are good books on how to hatch eggs
and lots of information on the
internet about it. Chickens take 3 weeks to hatch. Your countdown starts
on the day you put your eggs in your incubator, not when the hen lays her
You can use an incubator to hatch eggs or a broody
hen can hatch them. I do like to hear how your hatch goes.
I like getting photos of your chicks and chickens.
"I have several Dominique hens and would like to add to
my flock. I have a broody Orpington named 'Fat Penny' that I plan on putting
the eggs under." Then 3 weeks later: "Nancy, I have 5 beautiful little babies
so far. They came earlier than I expected but 'Fat Penny' has it under control!"
-Leslie, Fayetteville, Tennessee
Dominique (Dominicker, Dominiquer) Fertile Eggs
It usually takes 2-3 days for delivery. When I ship, I email you the tracking
information so you know when your eggs will arrive.
You can order more than 1 breed of chicken (Dominique,
eggs, and save on shipping. Total $15 shipping no matter
how many and what type of eggs. Chickens hatch in 21 days. Ancona ducks
hatch in 28 days.
Also I can enclose other items such as seeds or plants for no extra shipping.
Email me what you want. I send you a PayPal Money Request. "I
just wanted to let you know that I received the package with the seeds,
roots, and eggs. All arrived in good condition. Thank you so much."
-Kara, Glen Arm, Maryland
"My Great Grandmother had Dominique chickens and would tell funny stories about them when she was growing up..." -Amanda, New York
"We have a small family farm raising a variety of heritage livestock. Our first chickens 5 years ago were a few Dominique hens. We still have 2 of them left. They have been by far our favorite as we have tried many different breeds over the years. We have decided that we would like to go back to the Dominiques as our primary laying hens." -Catherine, Spivey's Corner, North Carolina
is Matthew and my family and I bought some eggs from you 21 days ago today.
I wanted to let you know that of the 12 we bought, all where fertile. They
hatched today and seem very healthy. Thanks for the enjoyable experience
hatching eggs. My daughter has loved watching them." -Matthew, NC
Post Office got the eggs this morning and I picked them up. It is like Christmas
I am so excited! Not a single one broke. I have the incubator all ready to go
and the eggs are coming to room temp before I put them in. Thank you for the shipment."
| "We got 22 chicks out of this hatching. I watched one chick fight for
thirty hours (I am not joking--thirty hours!) to get out of her shell. Every
time I spoke to her, she fought harder...so eventually, I helped her out
of her shell. She was perfectly formed, if cramped and exhausted. I kept
her in the incubator overnight. This morning, she was all uncurled and walking
around, so I put her out in the brooder with the others, and she's doing
fine. I've never seen such hardy chicks, seriously, and we had a *lot* of
chickens when I was a kid." -Dawn, TN |
"We candled the eggs, and it appears that all have babies in them." -Carmen, New York
How old are your eggs when shipped?
They are very fresh. They were laid either the day I ship or a day or 2
before. If you order a lot, some will be a little older while I collect
them for you. But they are always less than 1 week old. They are stored
in a special refrigerator that keeps the eggs at 55 degrees.
Have your birds had any diseases?
My chickens are very healthy. They are free range. Besides feeding them
poultry layer food, I also feed them kelp,
brewers yeast, sunflower seeds and flax seed. I have had friends comment
on how good my birds look.
Have other buyers had a good hatch rate?
People who have bought in the past are happy with their hatch rate. A lot
depends on the type of incubator you have, whether you have a turner (or
turn properly by hand), the humidity, temperature and overall attention
you give your eggs while incubating. I enclose a flyer about incubating
eggs and brooding chicks. How
to incubate eggs.
How are they packaged for shipping?
Each egg is wrapped in tissue, and placed in an egg carton. I wrap wide
scotch tape around the carton so it can not come open. I place packing material
and a box around the carton, so it is held securely. Then it is put inside
the shipping box. It is unusual for eggs to be broken. I have stamps I place
on all sides of the box that says: "Fragile, Hatching Eggs. Winter: Do not
let freeze. Summer: Keep out of sun." and "Live Animals".
"I have had eggs shipped to me before but never
like you did. Their packaging was thoughtful. Plus fantastic tips. I couldn't
be more pleased :) " -Gabriella, Bartow, Florida
The photo to the left is my egg packing table with egg cartons, boxes, inner
boxes, tissue, paper towels, packing paper, tape, etc.
When does Day 1 of incubation start?
Your countdown for days of incubation starts when you put your eggs in your
incubator. It does not start when the hen lays the egg. I keep hatching
eggs at 55 degrees while waiting to ship them. This suspends the growing
process until they are in a heated incubator or under a broody hen.
You can see the tip of his beak.|
They incubate for 21 days at
about 100 degrees and then hatch.
Then they are put under a heat lamp
(brooding) until about 3 weeks old.
Dominique chicks just after they hatched.
"I just wanted to send you a big thanks for the Dom eggs. They came this afternoon and not one broken or cracked. I was amazed."
Then 1 week later: "Hi Nancy, I candled the eggs today and happy to see 15 of the 16 you sent are alive (one not sure of, looks alive but I couldn't see the baby). This is after my turner did not work and having to hand turn them. Thanks again so much. Crossing fingers for the next two weeks." -Helen, Pleasant Hill, Ohio
of just hatched Dominique chick.
"Your chickens are beautiful. I can't wait to hatch them. They will have a great life in my backyard free ranging to their hearts' delight." -Tiffany, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Here's a 4-day-old Dominique chick looking right at you.
These chicks are 4 days old.
|| These are
1 week old. I love their fluffy rear ends.
|| These are
Dominique chicks, 2 weeks old.
|| These are
Dominique chicks, maybe 3 weeks old.
A pullet on the left, and cockerel
on the right. Males have lighter feathers and feet/legs than females.
Here are some juvenile or adolescent hens roosting. They are not full grown
2 Dominique hens.
Dominique hen in comfrey and stinging nettle. There is another hen behind
|| Alpha Dominique
rooster in comfrey and stinging nettle.
|| This is
a Bantam hen with 5 Dominique chicks. She hatched them. You don't have to
own an incubator if you have a broody Banty chicken.|
I sell random-bred Bantam
chicken eggs for hatching. Banties do a good job of hatching
and mothering. It doesn't matter to her at all that they are not eggs that
Chickens are Intelligent
Chickens have sophisticated
social behavior including favorite chickens (friends). From my own experience
I have seen hens and their female chicks hang out together for years.
have stable social groups (cliques). They can identify each other so well that
they are able to recognize over 100 different birds in their flock. And all of
these birds are part of a definite pecking order that they remember.
scientists have discovered 30 different chicken vocalizations where they "talk"
to each other. They have long-term memory and even think about the future!
From these scientific sources:
1. Rogers LJ, "The Development of Brain and
Behaviour in the Chicken", Wallingford, Oxon, UK: CABI Publishing, 1995, p. 217.
2. Dr. Joy Mench, Professor of Animal Science at University of California at Davis,
in "The New Yorker", April 14, 2003, p. 64.
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will give you a lower shipping cost than what is on the PayPal cart.
I ship to everywhere in the United States. The only exception are chicks,
chickens, ducks, ducklings and goats need to be picked up at the farm. I
do not ship outside the United States.
at my Vacation Rental on the farm.