Prices & Shipping

Local Pick-up and Delivery

Sales of eggs and birds to the public is year round, for pick-up at the Hatchery or local delivery, many with fixed prices.

Billing Information

If you pay using Pay Pal, you will need my personal email address to transfer funds –

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

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.

Started Chicks Prices and Terms for 2017

Started Chicks Availability starts March 1st – July 2017

Prices and Terms

  • Price: $30 each with minimum batches of 4 chicks, plus shipping and $25 bio secure shipping box. Figure $220 for 4 started chicks 6 weeks old. $120 chicks plus $25 box plus $75 Express shipping = $220.
  • Started chicks will be shipped in the order that funds are received.
  • All chicks are un-sexed and straight run. Expect 50% hens and 50% roosters and 50% tail-less.
  • One chick in each batch of 8 chicks will be double-tufted.
  • Sometimes shipping delays will occur due to weather conditions here or at shipping destinations.
  • Up to 8 chicks can be shipped in each box.

For amounts that differ from items listed on my website, you will need my personal email account address will be needed to transfer funds –

Hatching Eggs Prices and Terms

1. Hatching Eggs (no pink eggs) – our current special is 3 dozen eggs (36) for $60. This does NOT include shipping and handling (which is added at checkout and will total $99.80). And it includes priority shipping and tracking.
2. Blue or green eggs with variations of each color.
3. Specialty and additional eggs by mutual agreement.
4. Each hatch has different results; choices vary, feather color choice options change. All chicks shipped are “my choice”.
5. I only have two strains of Araucana type chickens:

a. My 45 year strain of Ketros and Kollonkas

b. Black Feathered show strain.

6. Each Strain is kept pure here.
7. Only pure black chickens produced here are of the hybrid show strain and related to each other.
8. All other feather color chickens produced here are related and of my 45 year show strain.
9. Generally expect a mix of representation, strains in each batch of 4 chicks or more.

Please Note:
Postal Service does not insure for breakage or livestock lost, delivered within estimated time.
Eggs will be shipped in the order that the funds are received.
Hatching eggs cannot be guaranteed because of incubating variables.

If you’d rather pay with a Debit or Credit Card (rather than PayPal), click on the ‘Buy Now’ button below, then you can check out as a Guest. (May appear as a Grey button).  If you want to pay with PayPal, click on the button below and follow the steps for PayPal.

To purchase 3 dozen (36) Hatching Eggs click the BUY NOW button below.  Price is $60 plus shipping added for a total of $99.80

Contact Info

Edd Sheppard
P.O. Box 356
Shasta, CA 96087
(530) 356-5163
Awesome Araucana Chicken Hatchery

Hatching Eggs Additional Info.

1. No guarantees or refunds on shipped eggs due to shipping trauma, unknown incubation events and verification difficulties. People generally get the same results that I get. Started chicks may be better with repeated unsuccessful incubation cycles as shipping trauma itself can cause 100% non-hatch cycle events.
2. Hatching eggs are from two strains of Araucana type chickens. The black feathered hybrid show strain and my 45 year strain of Ketros and Kollenkas producing Araucana types. Each strain has value and each strain is kept pure for genetic heredity identification.

Roosters and Hens for Sale

  • Tufted Roosters starting price is $125 each.
  • Call to check current availability and possible trio flock formation.
  • Pictures upon request.
  • Hens are available for $65 each and up.
  • Specific 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.

*Please Note: CALL or EMAIL to order Roosters or Hens.  Because of variable rates on shipping and exact amounts on PayPal, fund transfers need to be made directly to   Contract notations can be made at that time.

Shipping Information

  • Shipping with United States Postal Service ONLY.
  • Live birds are shipped by Express Mail.
  • Shipments may vary if extreme temperatures.
  • Local delivery is available.
  • Livestock can be shipped to Mainland USA, Alaska and Puerto Rico.
  • NOT OFFERED: International shipments of live birds are not offered due to unpredictable quarantine regulations.

Regarding the Price page information…… 28 breeding flocks currently for  2016, most Roosters are tufted, Near 90% of hens lay blue eggs this year. 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. Thank you for your time ! Enjoy  the Planet!    :>) edd

Birds For Sale

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.

For Local Residents – we have local pick-up and delivery.  Sales of eggs to the public is year round, for pick-up at the Hatchery or local delivery, many with fixed prices.

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