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Hatching egg / bird sales
(See conditions of sale below table)

Large Fowl

Breed

Hatching eggs (each)
(colour code)

Day old chick to 2 weeks*

3-6 weeks **

7-15 weeks (sexed)

15 weeks+

Andalusian (black/splash/blue)

£1.50 w

£4/5

£8/10

£15/18

£30/35

Araucana, lavender/blue

£1.75 bl

£5

£10

£18

£35

Barnevelder (double, blue or silver laced)

£1.50 br

£4

£8/10

£18

£30/35

Dorking, silver grey

£1.50 w

£5

£10

£18

£30

Faverolles, Salmon

£1.50 c

£5

£10

£18

£30

Ixworth

£1.75 c

£5

£10

£18

£30

La Fleche

£1.50 w

£4

£8

£15

£25

Lakenvelder

£1.50 w

£5

£10

£18

£30

Legbar, Cream

£1.75 bl

£8 (sexed)

£12

£20

£30

Leghorn, Exchequer

£1.50 w

£5

£10

£18

£30

Maran, Cuckoo

£1.50 db

£4

£8

£15

£25

Maran, French Copper

£1.75 db

£5

£10

£18

£30

Sussex, Speckled

£1.50 c

£4

£8

£18

£30

Vorwerk

£1.75 c

£5

£10

£18

£30

Welsummer

£1.50 br

£4

£8

£15

£25

Mixed box of pure bred hatching eggs

£1.00 each egg (unspecified random selection depending on what is available)

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Bantams

Breed

Hatching eggs (each)
(colour code)

Day old chick to 2 weeks*

3-6 weeks **

7-15 weeks (sexed)

15 weeks+

Andalusian (black/splash/blue)

£1.50 w

£4/5

£6/8

£15/18

£20/25

Croad Langshan

£1.50 cr

£4

£6

£15

£20

Orpington, Blue/Chocolate

£1.50 cr

£5

£8

£18

£25

Pekin, mixed colours

£1.25 cr

£4

£6

£15

£20

Red Jungle Fowl

£1.50 cr

£4

£6

£15

£20

Sabelpoot, Lemon/Silver Millefleur or Porcelain

£1.50 w

£5

£8

£18

£25

Sicilian Buttercup, Gold or Silver

£1.50 w

£5

£8

£15

£20

Vorwerk

£1.50 cr

£5

£8

£18

£25

Wyandotte, buff/gold/blue/silver laced

£1.50 cr

£5

£8

£15

£20

Mixed box of pure bred hatching eggs

£1.00 each egg (unspecified random selection depending on what is available)

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Ducks & Geese

 

Hatching eggs

Day old *  ducklings

3 weeks (off heat) *

6 weeks+ (fully feathered)

West of England Geese

£7.50

£40 sexed

£40 sexed

£50 sexed

Cayuga Duck

£1.50

£3.50

£8

£25 sexed

Blue Swedish

£2.50

£5

£12

£35/40

Owing to the popularity of some breeds, we rarely have stock at Point Of Lay as they tend to sell before ever reaching that age!

* unsexed

** off-heat / away from the broody & sexed where possible

Egg colour code: bl = blue, br = brown, db = dark brown, c = cream, w = white

Purchasing birds: For our breeding program we hatch from January to August each year and occasionally have surplus birds for sale. These will be listed in the 'For Sale' pages of this website. Regrettably, owing to the number of breeds we now keep, we are unable to hatch specific combinations of birds for orders. If you would like to purchase birds, please check our 'For Sale' pages or alternatively, click here to be sent an email listing of our birds as they are updated on the website.

All live birds including chicks are offered on a collection only basis.  We can give you contact details for a registered avian courier but collection/delivery arrangements must be made by the purchaser and full payment received in advance.

Hatching eggs are collected daily and stored in a cool room before dispatch. Eggs sold for hatching are always the most recent eggs laid and are within 3-4 days old at most. Eggs are said to remain fertile up to 10 days after laying but fertility does begin to drop off as each day passes. We have hatched 14 day-old eggs but would never offer eggs of this age for sale.

Hatching eggs can be collected from the farm or delivered by post in special polystyrene egg boxes to minimise chance of breakage: P&P cost is currently £7.00 per ½ dozen eggs, £8.50 / doz by standard 1st class post. Special delivery can be by arrangement. When eggs arrive, they should be removed from packaging, place pointed end down in a cool place to settle for 24 hours, then brought up to room temperature before setting under a broody or in the incubator.

Please understand the risks of buying eggs through the post as the rougher their ride the more likely the hatchability can be affected. We only sell hatching eggs when satisfied that the breeding group is proving to be fertile. We test for fertility regularly by hatching any surplus eggs but cannot be held responsible for eggs that do not hatch – particularly after eggs have been sent by post or courier. Because we take these precautions, we cannot make refunds or replace eggs that do not hatch.

Please phone or email for availability on all eggs and stock as laying periods tend to vary between the breeds. We do take orders for hatching eggs on a first come first served basis but do not believe in forcing the birds to lay continuously by using artificial lighting when they come to the end of the laying season or beginning of moult.

Wherever possible, we hatch and raise our chicks naturally under a broody (from our ‘team’ of pekins) rather than in the incubator. All young birds are reared on grass once old enough to survive away from heat.
All our parent stocks are unrelated and are selected to match the breed standard and we are constantly striving to improve the quality of our birds.
Birds are sexed as soon as possible but this can be several weeks in some breeds (notably the Ixworth which are difficult to sex until 15+ weeks of age); we aim to select the correct sex for your order and will exchange any incorrectly identified.

Payment for hatching eggs can be made by cheque or postal order (payable to ‘South Yeo Farm East’ ), PayPal (but request an additional 4% be added to the total (including P&P) to cover PayPal fees) or cash on collection; we regret we are unable to accept debt/credit cards. We request payment in advance to allow cheques time to clear before eggs are dispatched.

Further to the breeds we keep, we also have a number of friends locally who keep and can supply the following hatching eggs and/or birds:

Name

Location

Phone / Email

Breeds Kept

Debbie Kingsley

Northlew, Devon

01837 810569
(neighbour)

Utility Aylesbury & Black Indian Runner ducks

Kim Brook

Nr Lewdown

01566 783 232
Website
Email

Chocolate Muscovy Ducks, Cayuga Ducks, Sebastopol Geese, Vorwerk, Exhibition & Utility Aylesbury ducks

Julie Lawrence

Tavistock

01822 870295
Email

Breeds of bantams: Dutch, Buff Orpington, Pekin, Light Sussex, Silver Pencilled Wyandotte, Welsummer.

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