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Purchasing hatching eggs is a great way to add heritage Welsummer to your flock. Not to mention, hatching your own eggs is always a fun and exciting process!
We select our Welsummer based on egg color first and standard second, and they make a wonderful addition to your beautiful rainbow egg basket.
To ensure you receive the freshest and most viable eggs, we will collect them and arrange to pick up or deliver when your quantity is complete. We only ship eggs on Monday and Tuesday.
Hatching eggs are available seasonally. We include extra eggs on all orders, but these extras may be Farmer's Choice and not the breed you ordered.
Hatching Egg Storage, Handling, & Incubating
Hatching eggs should be placed in an incubator or under a broody hen as soon as possible. After fourteen days, the hatch rate of an egg begins to rapidly decline.
Until placed in an incubator or under a broody hen, keep your eggs with the air cell upright (large end of the egg), at temperatures between 50 and 60 degrees and 75 percent humidity to delay development without sacrificing the viability of the embryos.
For local pickup, hatching eggs are packed in clean egg cartons with the air cell upright. As pulp egg cartons are impossible to sanitize, we only use new egg cartons to keep your eggs free of contamination.
For shipping, hatching eggs are packed using pulp fiber egg trays and micro mini flake pine bedding in Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes. As pulp egg cartons are impossible to sanitize, we only use new egg trays to keep your eggs free of contamination. To minimize environmental impact, you can compost all the shipping materials sent with your hatching eggs.
Do NOT clean eggs prior to incubating or hatching. The bloom over the shell helps protect the developing embryo within. We do not sell any egg we would not hatch ourselves.
We see the most success incubating our Welsummer eggs at 99.5° F at 30% humidity for the first 18 days and 65% humidity for lockdown. You should have your incubator operable and at the proper temperature/humidity prior to placing the eggs inside.
If you need any further help, let us know.
Pick Up Option
You may choose to have your hatching eggs delivered to your front door in Polo, Kingston, Lawson, Lathrop, Richmond, Hamilton, Braymer, Kearney, and Liberty (you must be home to receive them) or schedule a pick-up with us in Polo, Missouri. Farm visits are by appointment only, we are not open to the public due to biosecurity concerns.