Hatching Eggs - Split x Opal
Eggs are collected daily from breeding pens containing "Split" Legbars roosters covering Opal Legbar hens. These eggs will hatch half Opal chicks and half "split" chicks.
As of 10/01/2019 - We are no longer including cold packs. Orders will include extra eggs, if available. Extras are not guaranteed. At this time of year, hens are naturally laying fewer eggs. Eggs are collected for up to three days prior to shipping. Eggs will not be older than four days old when shipped. Orders will contain a mix of eggs from hens of various ages, including pullet eggs. Please let us know if you do not want any pullet eggs included in your order.
**ALL orders require both a valid email address and a valid shipping address. Failure to provide either will result in order cancellation. We cannot ship to a P.O. box. A physical address is required for National Poultry Improvement Protection (NPIP) paperwork.
All eggs are shipped to be held for pick up at your local post office. Please let us know if you would prefer your eggs shipped directly to you.
Chicks - as low as $18 each - Please inquire about availability.
order 3 chicks $25 each
order 4 chicks $22 each
order 6 chicks $20 each
order 8 chicks $18 each
*shipping $55 extra and is included in the total cost displayed in the shopping cart. Shipping includes box, postage, and heat pack if needed.
Chick orders are "as-hatched", meaning you will receive some of each gender. We guarantee at least half the chicks ordered will be pullets. Every effort will be made to ship more pullets than males. Exact ratio of males to females cannot be guaranteed.
Orders currently cannot be shipped to zip codes 9000-93599. Full quarantine notice can be viewed here:
Terms and Conditions
Shipping is now included. What you see is what you pay, no surprises!
Hatch rate guarantee
Due to the many factors beyond our control, we make no guarantees either express or implied on your hatch rate of eggs. We only guarantee to ship fertile eggs, and that your eggs will arrive unbroken. We continually set eggs and have a good idea what the fertility rate is and will include extra eggs to account for any non fertile eggs you might get. Because we ultimately cannot control nature, or your personal hatching techniques and experience, we make no guarantees that you will hatch any chicks from our hatching eggs.
We guarantee that you will receive the number of chicks ordered alive and healthy. We will refund a prorated purchase price for any chicks that arrive d.o.a., excluding any extra chicks included in your order. The refund may be less than what you paid because shipping is included in the price. Shipping is non-refundable. You may be required to provide photo proof of any casualties before any refunds are issued. Orders for smaller quantities of chicks may be delayed until more favorable shipping temperatures, or you may receive older chicks.
We take biosecurity seriously. Farm visits expose our flocks to the potential for inadvertent disease transmission. We simply can't take that risk. We do not allow farm tours or for you to pick up your order at our farm.
Vaccinations and Disease
We do not vaccinate. We believe in breeding for inherit resistance to disease. We believe this cannot be achieved by applying blanket vaccinations indiscriminately. For some diseases, vaccinations have proven more harmful than helpful. Check out this story for more information on one example of a problematic vaccination
We recommend that you quarantine all birds received from us for at least 30 days so that they can be observed and verified to be free from disease. The recommended quarantine is a precautionary measure. Chicks you ordered from us that showed no signs of disease prior to being integrated with your existing flock does not necessarily mean the problem originated with our chicks. It is very difficult to determine the origin of a disease in a chicken flock. The transmission of disease is a complex process. Even expert pathologists may have difficulty identifying the precise origin of a disease.
Orders for eggs are shipped Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. Eggs are shipped via Priority Mail via the United States Postal Service (aka USPS). Estimated delivery times are up to three days. However, Priority Mail is not guaranteed by the USPS and delivery times can be longer. We will send you the tracking number when your eggs ship.
Orders for chicks are shipped on Monday or Tuesday. We ship via USPS Express shipping. Delivery times are generally one or two days; however, the USPS has extended it's guaranteed delivery time to up to four days depending on source and destination zip codes. Our Arrive Alive Guarantee covers any losses in the event of delayed delivery by the USPS. We will cover any losses up to the cost of your order. Shipping is not refundable.
Timing of Shipment
It is difficult to precisely predict laying rates, fertility rates, and hatch rates. You will be placed on a waiting list when you pay for your order. Orders are shipped in the order in which they are received, unless otherwise requested. Please let us know if you have any blackout dates for which you cannot receive your order, or any do not ship before dates. We will try to accommodate your request. We are not a commercial hatchery. Please be patient. We will fill your order as soon as possible. It's all up to hens.
You may cancel your order at any time within three (3) days of ordering, provided your order has not already shipped. If you cancel your order after three (3) days for any reason other than our ability to fill your order, you will forfeit 25% of the cost of your order. If we are unable to fulfill your order within a reasonable amount of time, we will give you the option to either continue to wait or you may cancel your order, in which case you will receive 100% refund.
What to expect
You should expect birds that reflect the fundamental attributes of the breed. You should not expect a cosmetically perfect bird. In fact, you should expect to find some defects in virtually every bird you raise. Only a tiny fraction of chickens conform to their breed standard in all respects. We do not represent that every bird we sell is flawless.