Over the years we have invested much time and energy in keeping our heritage breeds going so we can supply both hatching eggs, day-old chicks and pullets to our customers. It is very time intensive as requires input all year round - on a daily basis! Looking back, we have been doing this for 15 + years – since our boys were little!
Unfortunately, this has become a costly exercise both time-wise and financially and we are now a family of teenage boys with very busy lives and are finding we can no longer do it all! We have made the decision to scale back and run smaller breeding groups or trios - so reducing hatching egg numbers and availability. Please note for the 2020-21 season we will not have fertile/fertilised eggs available for sale.
Eggs received in good time and very well packed.. Thank you
I am so impressed with Appletons. They are so helpful on the phone. The shipping is super fast. The fertile eggs I have bought are huge and 100% fertile. Thanks guys. Keep up the tip top service.
Very good company to deal with In every way. Eggs arrived on time and were well packaged. Very good pricing.
18 fertile eggs ordered 26 days ago, they arrived a couple of days later perfectly packaged & safe ready to put under my 2 Broodies. 24hrs later they were set & my girls did their job. On Thursday evening to my delight, at day 20, I went to check the girls and heard the peeps, then caught sight of 2 fluffy ginger bums. By the next day there were 14 bundles of joy. Thank you so much guys. My girls are enjoying co-parenting the 6 Rhode reds, 5 Araucanas & 3 barred Plymouth Rock that hatched. Beautiful healthy chicks, I’m over the moon. Every purchase from Appleton’s is promptly sent, great quality and meets my expectations, thank you.
I recently brought fertile chicken eggs from you and just wanted to say you provided fantastic service, quick delivery and eggs were packed and labelled very well. Will definitely buy from you again. Big thanks
We will not have any hatching eggs available for sale for this season.
We will not have heritage pullets available for sale for the 2020-21 season and as a result will not be offering our hatching eggs for sale either. We will be taking break from hatching and raising pullets for this season. As we will not be setting eggs weekly in our incubators we are not able to regularly monitor fertility in our pens. The rare breeds website has a chook directory. This can be helpful if looking for hatching eggs as they do list members that keep many of the heritage breeds of fowl.Rare Breeds Directory
We will list availability. Please note this will not be until the 2021-22 season.
We send eggs on Mondays and Tuesdays of each week. Price is per egg. We have a minimum order of 6 eggs. If you choose to cancel your hatching egg order we do not offer a refund. Please bring your own egg trays or cartons when collecting eggs directly or we have egg cartons for sale. We currently keep the heritage breeds shown below.
If you have received eggs in the post we recommend resting them prior to placing them under the hen.