Hatching Egg Information:
We keep all our colors separate except we do keep a few pens containing
blue/splash and Cuckoo/blue/black. We might use a splash roo with blue
hen (or vice-a-versa) and a cuckoo roo with blue or black hen. The eggs will
be marked accordingly. We do not mix any other colors in the breeding
pens. We store our eggs in a controlled environment no longer than 2 days
before shipping so you will receive the freshest eggs. The eggs are
carefully packed to avoid any damage in shipping and are shipped USPS
Priority Mail (extras will be sent).
We have good fertility and good hatch rates here and only sell hatching
eggs when we have eggs in the incubator ourselves which lets us know if
the boys are doing their jobs! But due to uncontrollable shipping
conditions, I cannot guarantee yours. We have had some very good
feedback regarding hatches from our customers.
We will rate our birds the same as we would if we were to keep them.
Pet quality means that these birds have a flaw that would be a
disqualification in the show ring or that we would not like to see in a
breeding program such as wrong number of toes, single comb or wrong
coloration. Breeder quality would be a bird that has qualities that could be
useful in a breeding program and has no major flaws. Any slight flaws will
be noted and the bird will be priced accordingly. We do not usually use
the term show quality on young silkies as you cannot fully evaluate a bird
until maturity. We will, however, note if a young bird is from show winning
parents and shows good potential or if he/she has placed at a show.
We do not guarantee sex of any chick or young bird unless stated in the
description. We occasionally sell sexed pairs. We will not hold any bird
until sale is confirmed and payment received. If payment is not received
after confirmation of a sale within 5 days, bird(s) may sell to someone
We ship birds USPS Express Mail continental U.S. only and charge $65
shipping for the first box load and $35 shipping for each additional box
load (price includes boxes). Once the box is in the hands of the Postal
Service, we no longer guarantee the birds. The birds will be insured and
any claims should be made to the Postal Service by you. A few days prior
to shipping, we get them used to the boxes so they are not stressed and
then they are finally shipped, weather permitting, with plenty of goodies
for the trip. Upon notification of shipment of birds, you should call your
local P.O. to let them know they are coming and they will call you as soon as
they arrive so you can pick them up.
We can also deliver to any of the shows we attend. In 2013, we are
planning on going to Central IL Poultry Show, Peoria, IL 5/4; IL/MO
Bantam Club Show, Highland, IL 6/1; Shelby Co. Fair, Shelbyville, IL 7/23;
IL State Fair, Springfield, IL 8/19; IL/MO Bantam Club Show, Highland,
IL 11/2 and OH Nationals in Columbus, OH 11/10.
Please note: A few states are now requiring a health certificate (at a
cost of $15) and possibly AI testing (at a cost of approximately $35.00
for 2 adult birds). Random birds in our flock have been recently AI
tested but Illinois does not issue an approval number for flocks so birds
must be individually tested before being sent. Click on the link below to
check your state's regulations.
Animal Shipping Regulations
SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY
NO BIRD SALES TO ANYONE UNDER 18
Payments accepted: PayPal (using our e-mail:
Check (no checks accepted for hatching eggs unless prior arrangements
made - 5 day wait to clear)
Hope to have some chicks in May
and/or sexed birds this fall.
Hatching eggs not available at this
10 MOS. OLD COCKEREL
WINNER OF RES. OF BREED
JR. SHOW OH NATIONALS