Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some questions we get asked often. If your question is not answered below, please contact us
HATCHING EGGS QUESTIONS:
Is your farm NPIP certified?
We are currently working towards certification in the state of Pennsylvania as part of the National Poultry Improvement Plan.
When will your waiting list for hatching eggs be open?
Our waiting lists are generally open in late January (for Spring shipping), and early September (for Fall shipping). During periods of high volume of orders, or low availability of hatching eggs, our wait lists may close temporarily and then open back up again when orders on the wait lists have been filled.
How much do you charge for hatching eggs?
The prices for our hatching eggs vary by the breed, but you can see what is currently available and what the prices for each breed are here.
How many hatching eggs come in one order?
Hatching eggs are sold by the dozen, but we usually ship around 14 eggs to give you a few extra in case of breakage or to increase your hatching rate.
Can i request more or less of a breed, mix and match or change the amount of breeds per order?
We do not ship less than 12 eggs, so we can not accommodate requests for say 6 or 7 eggs. Our mixed breed packages have equal amounts of each breed (not accounting for the free extras) but if you want to request more of one breed and less than another you are welcome to add that custom request in the notes area of your order and we will try our best to accommodate that. Because of our limited supply and long wait list, we cannot guarantee the order adjustment/change.
What will my hatching rate be with the shipped eggs? do you guarantee hatching rates?
With so many different factors and situations that can account for a successful or unsuccessful hatch, we cannot guarantee any sort of hatch rate. We can guarantee that you will receive fresh eggs from a healthy breeding flock that are excellent candidates for hatching, and that they will be packaged and mailed with the utmost of care. The manner in which you handle your shipped eggs and incubate them is beyond our control. Rough mail handlers, faulty incubators, unreliable broody hens, poor handling of the eggs, unstable humidity conditions, etc. can all play a role in a bad hatch. In general, you can expect at best a 50% hatch rate from shipped eggs.
How much will it cost to ship the eggs to me?
Shipping costs are based on your zip code and how many orders of eggs you place. Shipping charges are applied during checkout. For most areas in the country, the priority mail flat rate is between $18 and $22, per dozen.
How do i know when my hatching eggs have been shipped?
When your order is packaged up and ready to ship, you will receive an email at the email address you provided during registration/checkout, and an update to your order on your My Account page. We will send you a USPS tracking number and your order status will change from “processing” to “complete”.
How long will it take for my hatching eggs to arrive?
We ship priority mail and you can expect your order to arrive 2-3 business days from when you receive your tracking number.
My order for hatching eggs was purchased on “back order” what does that mean?
When we sell out of a particular breed, some of the breed options will have orders available on back order. This means that we have a waiting list for that particular breed. Orders placed on back order will have an order status of “on hold” and will be placed in line on the waiting list. As the hatching eggs become available, we fill the orders as they are received. When your order is next in line on the wait list, your order status will change from “on hold” to “processing.” You can then expect shipping to occur within the next 3-4 business days (sometimes sooner). You are welcome to check in with us to see how many orders are in front of yours during this process, or when we project your order to be filled.
Please Note: You cannot be added to the waiting list for any breed without first placing an order.