Fertilized Hatching Eggs
We're happy to provide our customers with fertilized hatching eggs when our girls are laying. Hatching one's own chicks is an experience for everyone; whether it be to teach the little ones about development or to allow a broody hen without a rooster to hatch her own babies.
Our eggs are collected daily and all orders are filled with the freshest eggs possible. Your incubations conditions and practices are beyond our control so we cannot guarantee your hatch success. Eggs will not develop chicks unless exact conditions of temperature and humidity are met.
We recommend purchasing twice as many eggs as you want chicks if you're hoping to get hens. Statistically, your hatch should yield 50% males and 50% females. We also recommend purchasing a few extra to increase your likelihood of hatching your ideal number of chicks. Although we're able to hatch at a 90%+ rate, most people are happy if they get 50%. The longer an egg waits to be incubated the less likely it is to develop a chick. The traveling and the handling that the eggs will endure before making it into an incubator will play a factor into their hatch success also. It's best to set your eggs as soon as they've had time to settle since bringing them home. If you're not able to set them when they're ready be sure to store your eggs in a cool location out of direct sunlight. Room temperature of stored eggs should be 60*F.
For best practices in incubating fertilized eggs please refer to this informative article in Grit Magazine: Expert Tips for Incubating Chicken Eggs
**Please understand that not all eggs from each breed will be available at all times in any quantity you desire. Our girls need breaks too! Since we raise them naturally without any artificial lighting we see a dramatic decrease in egg production throughout these seasons. This does not mean eggs aren't available at these times - it only means we're not able to accommodate large orders of one breed at once. Please feel free to place your order. We will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your order and a time frame you can expect to receive your fertile eggs.**
Current Egg Availability:
Ameraucana - Good
Delaware - Great
Welsummer - Good
Copper Marans - Limited