Hatching Eggs


  The new breeding season kicks off Spring 2018.

There is a Time for Everything. A Time to Hatch.  A Time to Grow and a Time to Rest.

Our new season start August/September 2018. We will list hatching eggs as they become available from our breeding birds.

We only make eggs available for sale once we have set eggs in our incubators and confirmed that roosters are working well. Hatchability is also important so we set and hatch each week up to December - always good to monitor the pens performance on a regular basis. We can make up a mixed dozen of whatever breeds we have available once we have filled our orders each week. This is called the Appletons Surprise Dozen and we offer this at a special price. Always good to have a bit of fun when it comes to hatching! The breeds in this dozen are all from our select breeding pens - so all heritage. Happy Hatching.

Please note if ordering hatching eggs we sell a minimum of 6. For more information on the variables of hatching and transportation of eggs please see our terms and conditions. We regularly update our website as to what is available. Please select the type of hatching eggs you require below. Thank you.


During the breeding season we have available for sale different types of hatching eggs from chicken eggs to duck eggs to pheasant eggs and guinea fowl eggs. Each of these varieties is only available during their particular breeding season so please check the best times to hatch.

Recommended Hatching Time Frames and Egg Availability:

  • Heritage Poultry (chicken eggs): August to December
    Heritage poultry hatching eggs are $3.50 - $3.75 each incl. of GST + shipping.
  • Ornamental Pheasant (pheasant eggs): October to December 
    Ornamental pheasant hatching eggs are $12.50 each incl.of GST + shipping.
  • Guinea Fowl (guinea fowl eggs): October to December 
    Guinea Fowl hatching eggs are $3.50 each incl. of GST + shipping.
  • Pekin and Muscovy (duck eggs): September to November
    Duck hatching eggs are $3.50 each incl. of GST + shipping.

We courier nationwide. Please note we have a minimum order of 6 hatching eggs. Please order in good time as we have very limited availability across the breeds. To ensure you get what you want we recommend ordering a week ahead and remember to check our chicken breed availability chart before you order. All hatching egg orders need to be confirmed with immediate payment to ensure we hold and collect your eggs for you. We only send eggs on Mondays and Tuesdays (with the exception of overnight town delivery to the NI - best to talk with us) If you choose to cancel your hatching egg order we do not offer a refund. Please bring your own egg trays or cartons when collecting eggs directly or we have egg cartons for sale. 

Please click here to find our more out our shipping costs for hatching eggs. Thank you.

Please click here to read up more on the incubation of hatching eggs.