|My Pet Chicken
absolutely guarantees that the fertile, hatching eggs you order from us
intact and ready for incubation. After ordering, your package may not arrive for one week to three months,
depending on availability, because these eggs
and breeds are rare and in high demand! If any eggs for which you have paid arrive cracked or broken, contact us within two business days of receiving them with photos of the damage.
IMPORTANT: Receiving unbroken eggs is NOT a guarantee that they
will all hatch. Why? Let us tell you BEFORE you make your purchase so
you can be informed.
Our eggs are gathered daily and stored properly to ensure freshness and improve viability. Even so, most people
are happy to get a 50 per cent 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. Let's face it: when a hen lays an egg for hatching "in the wild"
(or more likely in the coop), it stays put while she lays her entire clutch of eggs, and then she hatches them
right there. She does not lay them in one place and move them to
another. 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
Hatching results will vary even if you are experienced, so while our eggs are guaranteed to arrive intact and beautiful, we cannot guarantee your results.