Hatching Eggs for Sale

FREE SHIPPING ON ALL OUR HATCHING EGGS FOR SALE!

If you want to experience the thrill of watching life form and baby chicks hatching out of an egg, then our hatching eggs are for you. We offer several options for you to order fresh fertile eggs to put under your own broody hen or in your incubator. Don’t have an incubator? Cackle Hatchery® has the answer for that, too! You can order one here.

Generally speaking, all of these breeds hatch at a 70% to 80% rate here at our hatchery. But with shipping, temperatures may not be controlled. And the bouncing or shocks are not controlled. So a more realistic expectation would be a 50% to 70% hatch rate after delivery. However, we offer no guarantee on hatching rate.

We do guarantee these eggs are the same fresh eggs that go into our own incubators to produce chicks for our customers. Additionally, our flocks and hatchery participate in National Poultry Improvement Plan of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Shipping Information

Our prices for hatching eggs represent free shipping/handling fees. Discounts for 4H and FFA do not apply to purchase of hatching eggs.

We ship chicken hatching eggs on Fridays, except for Ayam Cemani and Olive Egger (1st-3rd generation). Ayam Cemani, Olive Egger, and Bobwhite quail eggs ship on Mondays.

Our fertile hatchery eggs are NOT insured by The United States Post Office. However, we pay for a delivery receipt on the shipment, so you must be available to sign the delivery receipt. Before signing, open the box and inspect for broken eggs. If any have broken, please note it on the delivery receipt and call us within 24 hours. For damaged eggs we offer a ONE time refund. We will not refund or replace after the ONE time refund.

We do not ship eggs to Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, or Alaska.

Pickup Orders

You can order hatching eggs online for local pickup at the store on Thursdays only, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. When you place your order, you will be given a pickup date.

Hatching eggs for some breeds may be available for walk-in purchase on Thursdays only, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Eggs for walk-in purchase are $3.00 each. However, breeds available for walk-in purchase are limited to eggs we have on hand at the time.

Hatching eggs from the following chicken breeds are not available for pickup: Blue/Splash Wyandottes, all French Marans, Olive Egger, Ayam Cemani. Bobwhite quail eggs are also not available for pickup.

NO GUARANTEES

We do not guarantee hatchability or health of chicks due to many possible issues out of our control once they leave our facility. See FAQs for more details.

Orders for any of these hatching eggs are:

  • At your own risk — no refund
  • Relying on the post office for safe delivery
  • Signed for on delivery, so you must be available

You can start booking your order for hatching eggs for sale in January. These breeds and varieties typically ship from late January to early June. You can find months of current availability on our availability chart.

How to Incubate Hatching Eggs

For best results, have your incubator running at least three days in advance of the anticipated date of arrival, and incubate eggs within 2 days of arrival. Visit our Cackle Hatchery Blog for details on incubating your hatching eggs, such as:

How Long Does It Take for an Egg to Hatch?

Tips for Hatching Chicken Eggs in an Incubator

How to Candle Eggs for Hatching

Using Two Incubators to Optimize Egg Hatching

Egg Incubation: Should You Help Chickens Hatch?

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