Prices & Shipping

Local Pick-Up

Local pick-up at the Hatchery is year-round with pre-authorization by Edd Sheppard.

Billing Information

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

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

    Hatching Eggs Prices and Terms

    1. NEW THIS 2024 YEAR – Hatching Eggs will be available at $158 per 42 eggs. Price includes priority shipping. (No dozen egg sales for 2023).
    2. Hatching Eggs (no pink eggs) – our current special is 42 eggs for $158 AND it includes my book ‘Araucana Experience’ which provides helpful knowledge about these Mapuche chickens, and will also be helpful in comparison of other chicken types.
    This price includes shipping and handling and it includes priority shipping and tracking.
    3. Blue or green eggs with variations of each color.
    4. Specialty and additional eggs by mutual agreement.
    5. Each hatch has different results; choices vary, feather color choice options change. Hatching eggs are from a mixed of flocks, having one double tufted parent.
    6. I only have two strains of Araucana type chickens:

    a. My 50 year strain of Ketros and Kollonkas
    b. Black Feathered strain.

    7. Each Strain is kept separate and pure (I do not and will not cross these t2o strains).
    8. Only pure black chickens produced here are of the hybrid strain and related to each other.
    9. All other feather color chickens produced here are related and of my 50 year continuous Mapuche strain.
    10. Generally expect a mix of eggs from both strains in each request.

    Contact Info

    Edd Sheppard
    (530) 347-9192
    [email protected]
    Awesome Araucana Chicken Hatchery

    Contact Info

    Edd Sheppard
    (530) 347-9192
    [email protected]
    Awesome Araucana Chicken Hatchery

    Important to Note re: Shipping to some states!

    New in the last week for July 2020 and on!!! Most Interstate poultry transfers now require permits from the receiving states. This is new for some states and each state is potentially different in requirements. We are applying and receiving authorizations from some states , others are slow to respond. Sometimes eggs are returned and other times a state will allow shipment from certified hatcheries like us with notification of required permits and/or registration. WE did not know this and just received a full list that includes most states. This will not affect actual shipping times for hatching eggs. It may increase the approval time for some states before eggs can be shipped.

    Hopefully this will resolve quickly.

    Pickup will not be affected by this regulation. (Remember, livestock is sold only after authorization and for local-pickup only).

    We will provide updates as needed. Thank you for your interest in these birds. I am glad to help.

    Best Regards, edd ( : > )

    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.

    2. Hatching eggs are from two strains of Araucana type chickens. The black feathered hybrid show strain and my 50 year strain of Ketros and Kollonkas producing Araucana types. Each strain has value and each strain is kept pure for genetic heredity identification.

    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, and unknown shipping trauma.

    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.

    Order 42 eggs for $158 (includes my book ‘Araucana Experience’ as well as shipping)

      Shipping Information

      • Shipping with United States Postal Service ONLY.
      • Shipments may vary if extreme temperatures.
      • Local delivery is available.
      • NOT OFFERED: International shipments of live birds are not offered due to unpredictable quarantine regulation requirements.

      Enjoy  the Planet!    :>) edd

      Birds For Sale

      For Local Residents – please call to make arrangements for local pick-up. Sales of eggs to the public are year round with prior authorization by Edd Sheppard, for pick-up at the Hatchery.

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