Hatching Eggs 2018


 The season is drawing to a close. The days are hot and hens are broody.                                   

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. Due to limited breeding stock numbers this season we will have very limited numbers of hatching eggs for sale. Please talk to us if you are unsure about numbers of eggs and how to order.

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.


Recommended Hatching Time Frames and Egg Availability


Heritage Poultry (chicken eggs): August to December

Please email and ask us prior to ordering regarding availability of chicken eggs during the month of January and February

This time of year thesurprize dozen is often the best option!

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 


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


Guinea Fowl hatching eggs are $3.75 each incl. of GST + shipping.


List of Hatching Eggs 2018

Silver Spangled Hamburg Hatchi...

Light breed - layers of white eggs - very good size egg considering they are a small bird - excellent layers - very social personalities. Please check...
Light breed - layers of white eggs - very good siz...
$3.95 (NZD) incl GST

White Leghorn Hatching Eggs

Light breed - prolific layer of large white eggs.
Light breed - prolific layer of large white eggs. ...
$3.75 (NZD) incl GST

Appletons SURPRISE Dozen

A mix of our breeds depending on what we have available on the day we courier. Will include heavy and light breed hatching eggs.
A mix of our breeds depending on what we have avai...
$42.50 (NZD) incl GST

Guinea Fowl Hatching Eggs

Dual purpose fowl - prolific layers and excellent to eat - comical and dotty - incubation of 28 days. Please check availability prior to ordering as w...
Dual purpose fowl - prolific layers and excellent ...
$3.60 (NZD) incl GST