The Breeding Season
Our breeding season kicks off August/September each year. We will list hatching eggs as they become available from our breeding birds.
Purchasing Hatching Eggs
We usually 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. 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.
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. 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.
For more information on the variables of hatching and transportation of eggs please see our terms and conditions. Thank you.
Please DO NOT combine your hatching egg order with other poultry items as we CANNOT combine shipping. Hatching Eggs are best packed and sent in their own parcel. If you are wanting to purchase other items please make a new order. If you do proceed to order other items with your egg order you will note that shipping is allocated for more than parcel.
Heritage Poultry (chicken eggs): August to December
SEASON STARTS MID AUGUST SEPT 2019
Heritage poultry hatching eggs are $3.75 -$3.95 each incl. of GST + shipping.
Please note this season we will be have very limited numbers available and a shorter season.
Ornamental Pheasant (pheasant eggs): Late October & November
SEASON STARTS MID OCTOBER 2019
Ornamental pheasant hatching eggs are $12.50 each incl.of GST + shipping.
Best to set ornamental pheasant eggs November. December is too late!
Guinea Fowl (guinea fowl eggs): Late October to December /January
SEASON STARTS LATE OCTOBER 2019
Guinea Fowl hatching eggs are $3.60 each incl. of GST + shipping.
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