Prices & Shipping

Shipping costs are estimations and may not reflect actual cost of shipping your birds or eggs.

All shipping costs are revealed to recipients and openly documented for live birds, and are added at checkout.


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Prices and Shipping and Terms:
Prices of Hatching Eggs:
  • Hatching Eggs (no pink eggs) – our current special is 24 eggs are now $80 per 2 Dozen. (Eightyy dollars per two dozen) plus shipping and handling.
  • Blue or green Eggs with variations of each color.
  • Additional eggs are by the dozen at $40 each, up to a maximum for 4 dozen.

Please Note:
Postal Service does not insure for breakage or livestock lost, delivered within estimated time.

Started Chicks for 2015:
  • Straight Run Only
  • Minimum shipment is 4 chicks priced at $30 each plus shipping and handling.
  • There will be a tufted bird in every batch of 4 or more Started Chicks.
  • Chicks age: 3 weeks and older.
  • Orders are shipped with paid confirmation dates.  First come, first served.
  • Special orders on started chicks by private negotiation only include: Specific, Flock Specific, All-tufted, Color preference (feather, leg, etc.).
  • Estimate $45 – $50 for Express mail.  No exact quote until shipping weight is established.
Roosters and Hens for Sale:
  • Roosters starting price is $125 each.
  • Call to check current availability and possible trio flock formation.
  • Pictures upon request.
  • Hens, when available, are $65 each and up.
  • Tufted Roosters, Ketros, and Kolloncas by agreement.
  • Trios – consisting of 3 birds; One Rooster and two hens (including one double-tufted bird) for flock development.  Flat Rate (my choice of birds) for $300 plus shipping.
Billing Information:

If you pay using Pay Pal, you will need my personal email address to transfer funds – edd-sheppard@att.net

At checkout, you will have the option to pay with Credit Cards, Debit or PayPal.

Shipping Information:
  • Shipping with United Stated Postal Service ONLY.
  • Live birds are shipped by Express Mail.
  • Shipments may vary if extreme temperatures.
  • Local delivery is available.
  • 4 chick minimum per box per shipment.
  • Hatching eggs can be shipped worldwide – Receiver Responsible.
  • Livestock can be shipped to Mainland USA, Alaska and Puerto Rico.
  • Hawaii and International Shipment subject to the Quarantine Requirements of the receiving country.

Regarding the Price page information…… 20 breeding flocks currently for  2015, most Roosters are tufted, Near 75% of hens lay blue eggs this year. I  expect plenty of started chicks to be available beginning in April 2015. Day old  chicks are only available to be obtained by appointment at the hatchery at this  time with negotiable prices , please check ahead for the number of chicks that  are available to avoid unnecessary  travel. Please check monthly for gallery  picture updates and for possible changes. Fertility rates will be posted after  they are established on shipped hatching eggs. Thank you for your time ! Enjoy  the Planet!    :>) edd

Birds For Sale

Birds available for sale to the public will be offered occasionally through www.showbirdauction.com, many with fixed prices, and some for auction. Due to the extreme summer temperatures in Redding, California (over 100 degrees!), there may be shipping delay considerations. Private viewing and sales by appointment only, and applies to sold birds being picked up after purchase at this time. Maintaining bio secure environmental goals of disease prevention is a primary concern. I do not vaccinate or medicate adult birds. Although chicks are fed medicated purina chick starter until after they are on the ground to promote cocci soil bacteria immunity development.

“National Poultry Improvement Program” (NPIP) number is: CA 337