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
FINISHED FOR THIS SEASON
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
FINISHED FOR THIS SEASON
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
FINISHED FOR THE SEASON
Guinea Fowl hatching eggs are $3.60 each incl. of GST + shipping.
Great selection of products, great service and fast delivery. Thank you, will be a happy returning customer.
21/05/2019 by Guest
Fantastic product.... a few more pieces and a little more time consuming to put together than I anticipated but were absolutely delighted with the end product.
We are already looking at other Omlet items to add to / accessorise our enclosure.
Would highly reccomend
16/05/2019 by Adam
Our cat carry cages arrived very quickly and were easy to assemble. thanks
11/05/2019 by Guest
As usual the service was excellent and the delivery was so quick. Thank you very much and I highly recommend dealing with Appletons for all poultry needs. Heather-Ann Smith Kaikoura
09/05/2019 by Guest
We recently bought the Eglu Cube chicken coup and assembled it on Saturday. Great instructions and impressed with the quality. It looks fab and Nigella, Chelsea and Nadia love their new home. Thank you Wendy
05/05/2019 by Guest
We recently ordered online the Eglu Cube (Green) and a few accessories. Found your website really helpful and easy to use. Almost immediately we were contacted to confirm our address as we are semi rural. This ensured delivery was smooth and timely. It did take a while to set up but instructions online were great. Our 5 feathered friends have settled in well and they are laying well. Often find them at the coop during the day or waiting there for us to close the door in the evening. Very easy to clean, which was our main issue with the old wooden one. Thank you.
05/05/2019 by Elizabeth
Good communication, very prompt service and rural delivery. Easy assembly and our guinea pigs are adjusting well to their new house.
Thanks so much.
01/05/2019 by Guest
Recently we purchased chooks and several other items from Appletons .The owners were very informative and helpful with many suggestions and answers to our endless questions.Very happy with our purchases and certainly made the right choice shopping at Appletons.even had some double yolkers this week ,thankyou
30/04/2019 by Guest
The henhouse arrived promptly,went together easily, and the hens worked out how to scale the ramp and explore the house very quickly. Thank you for a quality product. Jane Woodhall
22/04/2019 by Guest
As usual I was completely satisfied from the communications to delivery to the quality of the chickens. A truly well run operation from A to Z. Highly recommended. From Randolf Holst 4/22/2019
22/04/2019 by Guest
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