Hatching Eggs


   Hatching eggs from our Heritage breeds

This season we are going to do things differently...                              

Over the years we have invested much time and energy in keeping our heritage breeds going so we can supply both hatching eggs, day old chicks and pullets to our customers. It is very time intensive as requires work all year round - on a daily basis! Looking back, we have been doing this for 14 + years – since our boys were little!

We must raise the stock to maturity each season then select the best birds to put in our breeding pens. These pens need to be secure, well maintained and well feed as we are breeding purebred stock. Once the hens are laying, we monitor fertility by setting eggs regularly in our incubator to check on how the roosters are working in the pens. We do this to ensure the eggs we send out are from pens that are purebred and the roosters working.

Unfortunately, this has become a costly exercise both financially and time wise and we as a family with 3 teenage boys and very busy lives are finding we cannot do it all. We have made the decision to scale back and run breeding trios only for this season - so reducing hatching egg numbers and availability.

We will no longer list hatching eggs on our website like we have done in the past. We will have hatching eggs available but, on an email, or phone in basis. If you would like to check availability best to email us or ring us. If we can supply, we are more than happy to place an order for you.

The only hatching eggs we will have available for purchase via our website will be our surprise dozen.


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 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.


Courier of Hatching Eggs

If ordering hatching eggs we send them with the Courier. Eggs are couriered using the two day service on a Monday and Tuesday allowing for ample time for delivery prior to the weekend to avoid parcels sitting idle in depots. Please note we sell a minimum of 6 hatching eggs.

We can overnight to North Island residential & business addresses for next day delivery Monday to Friday but this does incur an additional charge. Cost for OVERNIGHT NI town delivery is $39. Waiheke Island and the Chatham Islands incur a surcharge of $32 per parcel. Stewart Island has a surcharge of $8 per parcel. 

We believe in doing the best we can to ensure our hatching eggs have the best chances of success. Eggs are individually wrapped and boxed and well protected with shredded paper so high summer temperatures do not affect them. We courier at the beginning of the week to avoid unnecessary postal delays and the risk of eggs sitting idle in depots over weekends. 

For more info on the many variables of hatching eggs please click here

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Courier of Hatching Eggs

Town delivery 

Rural delivery

Up to 24 chicken eggs



25 to 48 chicken eggs



Up to 8 duck eggs



9 to 20 duck eggs




Up to 6 Ornamental Pheasant Eggs



6 to 30 Pheasant Eggs






List of Hatching Eggs

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