Fertile Hatching Eggs
"Thank you! I have bought hatching eggs many times before but no one has compared to the amount of information or customer service you are providing. I truly appreciate it." -Kristin, Hamersville, Ohio
"I've bought a ton of eggs online, and yours were the first that had directions!! You are also the first person to really show they care about thier eggs and the people getting them. It really makes the whole experience so much more personal, thanks! I can wait until they hatch!" -Laura, Portland, Oregon
Through the Post Office
fertile hatching eggs are shipped through the Post Office by regular Priority
mail. I ship everywhere in the United States except I do not ship to Hawaii.
(They restrict egg shipments.)
I ship on Mondays. Once I ship your eggs, it usually takes 2-4 days for
you to get them through regular Priority mail.
is warm and the incubator is all warm and the temp and humidity are perfect.
Our eggs have arrived at our local post office. The lady that called from
the post office was very nice and said they would keep our eggs safe for
us until we could get there." -Shelly, Norman, Oklahoma
When you place an order, I always email to let you know your shipping
date, and whether you want your eggs delivered to your home or the Post
Office. Please make sure your PayPal email address is correct. If you don't
get an email from me, check your spam folder.
candled the 18 Dominique and Bantam chicken eggs you sent me (day 12 of
incubation), and 17 were fertile and developing just fine. That's amazing
for shipped eggs (or otherwise)!" -Doug, Jacksonville, North Carolina
Express (rather than regular Priority)
can ship eggs 'Priority Express' through the Post Office which means you
get your eggs in 2 days guaranteed. The Post Office does not offer guaranteed
Priority Express is a lot more money. It is anywhere from $30 to $65 or
more depending on where you live and the weight of your box. If you want
Express, then email me your zipcode and number of eggs you want. I will
email you the shipping cost. I can send you a PayPal Money Request.
I think regular Priority is good for most shipping situations.
to tell you how amazed we are at how vigorous the chicks we hatched out
from your farm are, especially compared to our past mail order chicks. We
are so happy with them." -Kate, Weaverville, North Carolina
Schools and Universities
I ship to
individuals, schools, universities, and other organizations. Incubating
eggs is a great educational project that children and adults love.
Samantha, who is 9 is the headmaster in this adventure. She is the worlds
largest animal lover ever, and her dream is having a farm and rescue for
all animals...and now that I have researched and found your amazing web
and farm, I'm sold on having babies!! We are super excited and have already
prepared our incubator and building a proper brooding area for the little
ones." Shirley and Sammy, Crownsville, Maryland
There is a
3-egg minimum order. Shipping is $18 no matter how many eggs you buy.
Christina ordered 4 Dominique Standard, 4 Cream Brabanter, and 4 Broody
Bantam chicken hatching eggs. "Such
a DIFFERENCE from hatchery chicks sent in mail! Way more active and happy
and really spunky!" -Christina, Beecher, Illinois.
"I am very
excited about both the Dominique chickens and the Ancona ducks. They are
beautiful birds, and I feel good about taking part in helping to preserve
such outstanding stock." -Donald, Hinton, West Virginia
"I am in LOVE with the Dominique chickens. I don’t support hatcheries-
just local people trying to do a good job. I do prefer heritage breeds.
My two favorite all-time hens, Flora and Fauna were Dominque rescues, and
I have never loved a hen more…" -Lisa, Asheville, North Carolina
Ahead of Time
If you want
your eggs shipped on a particular date either weeks or months from now,
you can pay ahead of time. Let me know the day, and I will put you on my
calendar. When I ship, I email you the tracking information.
a lot of hatching eggs through the mail before, and I have to say that you
packed the eggs 100 times more conscientiously than anyone I've ever seen
before." -Heff, Bolton, Massachusetts
Collection and Storage
collect eggs twice a day (sometimes 3 times). While waiting to ship, I store
them at the correct temperature (55 degrees) in a special refrigerator.
I turn them daily.
Fertile Hatching Eggs
eggs are very fresh. They were laid either the day I ship or a few days
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.
arrived yesterday safe and sound. I candled all of them to check air cells,
and everything looks great." -Stephen, Pennsylvania
Happy Chickens and Ducks
chickens and ducks have a good life. They are free range.
Besides feeding them poultry layer food, I also feed them kelp,
brewers yeast, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, and comfrey.
I have had friends and visitors comment on how good my birds look.
forward to hatching some of your eggs. I have heard wonderful things about
your eggs and chickens." -Alyssa, Baldwin, Maryland
Eggs Are Packed for Shipping
egg is wrapped in tissue, and placed in an egg carton. I put bubble wrap
on top of the eggs. I close the carton and wrap wide scotch tape around
the carton so it can not come open.
I put more bubble wrap around the carton. Then it is put inside the shipping
box with packing material around it.
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".
On the top of the box I stamp: "Do Not X-Ray" and "This End Up".
the Brabanter eggs today, they arrived wonderfully packed and intact. I
have two little banty hens that started setting a couple of days ago, now
they have a job to do!!" -Tony, Quincy, Illinois
"I picked up the hatching eggs and comfrey seeds today. They all arrived
safely thanks to the wonderful job of packaging! It is the best packaging
I have ever seen, and the shipping box thoroughly marked. It shows how well
you take care of your birds. Thank you for enclosing the information guides."
-Janet, Cassopolis, Michigan
"Great packing. Great shipping. Just candled the Ancona duck eggs. 8
of 9 are developing. In my experience that's pretty amazing for shipped
eggs." -Frank, Mercer Island, Washington
Delivery, Or Holding at Post Office
have a choice of having your eggs delivered to your house/business/school
or having them held at the Post Office for you to pick up.
Eggs are handled less if picked up at the Post Office. And in hot or cold
weather, they will not sit in a mail box for hours if you are not home.
Either way is OK.
I ship, I email you the Post Office tracking information so you know when
your eggs will arrive.
is very unusual for eggs to break during shipment. Your eggs are guaranteed
to arrive in good condition. If you have any broken eggs, please let me
or Broody Hen
can use an incubator to hatch eggs. Or a broody hen can hatch them for you.
A chicken will hatch duck eggs!
I do like to hear how your hatch goes. I like getting photos of your baby
"I am eternally
grateful for your services, and I will for sure recommend you for further
egg buyers. Thank you so much for your amazing customer service!" -Sara,
Fairfax Station, Virginia
Day 1 of Incubation Start?
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
Expected Hatch Rate
have bought from me 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), humidity, temperature and overall attention
you give your eggs while incubating.
It also depends on how the Post Office handles the box during shipment:
in terms of rough handling and temperature extremes. In terms of egg fertility,
I have more problems with very hot weather than I do with very cold weather.
Because there are so many circumstances outside of my control, I can not guarantee fertility or hatching rates.
I enclose a flyer in your box about incubating eggs and brooding chicks.
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
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I ship to everywhere in the United States. I do not ship outside the United