Hatching Eggs for Education

Local preschool hatching project
Kids enjoying the chicks
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Limited Availability
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$34.50
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Current Availability:

  Week of November 28 - 264 eggs
  Week of December 5 - 300 eggs
  Week of December 12 - 300 eggs
  Week of December 19 - 300 eggs

Description:

We're offering an "Eggs for Education" assortment because we're regularly contacted by educators looking for a less expensive collection of eggs. Your purchase includes our most fertile eggs--"test runs" with these eggs have shown more 90% and better hatch rates. And wow, have we upped the ante with some unbelievable new breeds and varieties! These eggs hail from the farm of one of MPC's own, a self-made chicken genetics expert. The starred breeds are hardy, beautiful crosses she designed for egg laying, egg color and beauty. Whether you're hatching at school or at home, you'll be the talk of the town with these exciting and rare breeds.

Your order is most likely to contain a selection of the following:
  • Barred Blue Egg Layer
  • Barred Olive Egger
  • Bantam Black/Birchen Cochins
  • Black Australorp
  • Blue/Black/Splash Marans
  • Blue Olive Egger
  • Blue Sex Link
  • Blue/Black Orpingtons
  • Buff Orpington
  • Dominiques
  • Easter Egger
  • New Hampshire Red
  • Olive Egger
  • Partridge Rocks
  • Rhode Island Red
  • Seramas
  • Sex Link Olive Egger
  • Silver Laced Wyandotte
  • Super Blue Egg Layer
  • Super Chocoloate Egg Layer
  • Super Green Egg Layer

    Your order may also include some of the following breeds:
  • Ameri-Flowers
  • Bantam Calico Cochins
  • Bantam Chocolate/Split Orpingtons
  • Birchen Marans
  • Lavender Ameraucana
  • Speckled Sussex
  • Fun and Funky Breeds (will be marked "FF". Possible Breeds: Easter Egger, Cochin, Silkies, Polish, Silchen, Seramas, etc. Possible Genes: Crested, Frizzle, Sizzle, Naked Neck, Silkied

    Important Shipping Note: We always request that these eggs be held at the post office for pick up to help increase viability. Many times, the "HOLD AT POST OFFICE" information is not seen and eggs are delivered to the physical shipping address on the label. If it is imperative to you that the eggs not be delivered to the shipping address on the order, please put the correct address of your post office of choice as the shipping address, attn: 'your name'. If the order is done this way, please include a valid phone number so the post office can reach you when the box arrives. Supplies should be ordered separately if your order is addressed like this.

    Please do read our 7 rules for planning a successful school hatching project.

    Unfortunately, we are unable to take breed requests for this assortment. We are –literally- in the business of counting our eggs before they are laid. As a result the available breeds will be entirely dependent on the hens’ cooperation.
  • Hatching Egg Product Features:

    Will my eggs arrive intact?

    My Pet Chicken absolutely guarantees that the fertile hatching eggs you order from us will arrive intact and ready for incubation. If any eggs for which you have paid arrive cracked or broken, we will refund, or reship them in the case of 50% or more of the eggs being damaged. Please contact us within 48 hours of receiving damaged eggs to report the issue, and provide photos of the damage, if possible.

    Do you guarantee all my eggs hatch?

    Our eggs are gathered daily, shipped no more than 3 days after they are laid, and stored properly to ensure freshness and improve viability. Even so, most people are happy to get a 50 percent hatch rate on shipped eggs. Firstly, even if the eggs are intact on the outside, handling by the post office can damage them enough that they do not hatch. The internal arrangements of a chicken egg are relatively delicate and can be disturbed even if the outside is completely intact.

    Secondly, we cannot guarantee your hatch rate because we have no control over the incubation conditions with which you try to hatch them. Eggs will not develop into chicks unless exacting conditions of temperature and humidity are met--and even a one degree difference in temperature can cause them not to hatch or can cause the chicks that do hatch to be weak! If your thermometer is inaccurate, if the power goes off in your home during incubation, if your incubator is dirty: all these issues are simply beyond our control.

    Hatching egg results will vary even if you are experienced, so while our eggs are guaranteed to arrive intact and beautiful, we cannot guarantee your results.

    How do the shipping charges work?
    Hatching egg shipping is calculated in one of two ways, depending on the breeder: Either they're shipped in pre-paid "packs," where shipping is marked as free and is built into the cost of the product--OR it's based on the number of eggs you're purchasing. Eggs are always shipped via USPS Priority Mail.

    If the eggs you're looking at aren't marked "ships free," this means shipping will be charged. Current rates are as follows:

    1-12 eggs: $25.95
    13-39 eggs: $32.95
    40-51 eggs: $51.00
    52-78 eggs: $68.90
    79-91 eggs: $91.85
    92-117 eggs: $98.95

    As you can see, the more eggs you buy, the better value you get from shipping--and it costs you no more in terms of shipping to jump from three to twelve eggs, or from eighteen to three dozen! Unfortunately, we cannot ship fertile hatching eggs to Hawaii or Minnesota, due to the importing regulations in those states.

    Can I choose which day my eggs will arrive?

    When you place your order, you will be able to choose your preferred week of shipment. Your order may ship anytime that week, Monday through Saturday, depending on the hens' cooperation. Should there be an issue with your order, we will attempt to contact you.

    Some of our flocks are kept at different facilities, so if you are ordering multiple breeds or assortments, your eggs may not all arrive at once. We will do our best to coordinate, but we cannot guarantee they will all arrive on the same day. If you are uncomfortable with staggered hatches, you may want to place your orders separately or contact us for further instructions. We are happy to help!

    We are unable to ship hatching eggs to Minnesota or Hawaii due to importing regulations in those states.

    Will the post office deliver the eggs to my door?

    Shipping labels on our hatching egg boxes indicate that the post office should "CALL ON ARRIVAL." This reduces the handling and extremes of temperature the eggs experience en route to you, and can ultimately increase the viability of your eggs. However, very often this information is not seen by the carrier, and eggs are delivered to the physical shipping address on the label anyway.

    If it is imperative to you that the eggs not be delivered directly to your shipping address, you can change the ship-to address on your order to be the address of your post office of choice, attn: 'your name'. If you choose to do this, make sure to include a valid phone number so the post office can reach you when the box arrives. (And please, don't order anything but hatching eggs with this ship-to address.)

    Alternately, you might consider calling the post office before your eggs arrive to let them know how you'd like them handled.

    If I order an assortment, how will I know which breeds I'll receive?

    Each egg you receive will have a breed code written on it, and within the package there will be a breed code list, so you can easily identify which breed is which.

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