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Hatching Eggs

Everything you need to know

We at True North Heritage Hatchery are fans of home hatching and always send the best eggs for customers' incubators and broody hens. But the egg has not evolved since modern methods of transportation were invented, and it is still the same rather fragile item. We do our best to minimize temperature extremes, road vibration and of course breakage, but a lot of this is beyond our control. So we must advise you that the hatchability of our eggs is not guaranteed. You can help protect hatchability by picking your eggs up promptly and resting them for 24 hours at room temperature before setting. Broody hens always incubate at the right temperature and humidity, but incubators can drift or be a little wobbly, so please test them for 3 days in advance of each hatch and be prepared to recalibrate them.

Availability: Hatching eggs are booked from the same pool of eggs that we set to fill chick orders, first come first served. We cannot sell you hatching eggs if we are already sold out of chicks for the corresponding hatch.

Orders to be picked up in Armstrong, Chilliwack or Langley are available for the same months that we offer chicks. Orders that are shipped by land or air can only travel from March through October.

Pick ups and Shipping: The same pick up locations that we use for chicks are used for hatching eggs. Armstrong pick ups will be free, but there are fees for Chilliwack and Langley pick ups. Pick ups will be on TUESDAYS.

Shipped eggs require a sturdy box and elaborate packing which takes time and materials, so there is an extra fee for this.

Once boxed up they can travel by Canada Post, Greyhound or air cargo - your choice. They will be delivered to the cargo depot on Monday or on Tuesday.

If you wish to have the parcel insured, let us know. Insurance compensates you for complete smash-ups, but not for the effects of vibration and temperature changes the eggs may be subjected to.

We will send you the waybill with a tracking number.


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Light Sussex

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Availability

Same as Light Sussex

Pricing

Quantity Price
1 Dozen $30.00
2 Dozen $50.00
4 Dozen $90.00

Production Reds

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Availability

Same as Production Red

Pricing

Quantity Price
1 Dozen $24.00
2 Dozen $45.00
4 Dozen $80.00

Barred Rocks

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Availability

Same as Barred Rocks

Pricing

Quantity Price
1 Dozen $30.00
2 Dozen $50.00
4 Dozen $90.00

Ameraucanas

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Availability

Same as Ameraucanas

Pricing

Quantity Price
1 Dozen $30.00
2 Dozen $50.00
4 Dozen $90.00

Mistral Gris

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Availability

Same as Mistral Gris

Pricing

Quantity Price
42 eggs $100.00
144 eggs $320.00