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Please note-Our flock is not currently AI tested so we do not ship to the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, New York, Virginia, or West Virginia due to their requirements for AI testing.
NO GAURANTEE ON HATCHING EGGS- If you have ordered hatching eggs from anyone before, this information is not new to you. If you have never ordered hatching eggs before, please be aware that you are entering into a financial obligation that will incur risk! Shipped hatching eggs are a GAMBLE. You may have a 100% hatch rate and you may have a 0% hatch rate. Even in the best scenario, a box of shipped eggs will be loaded and unloaded with thousands of other packages at distribution centers, it will ride on conveyor belts and in vehicles, and will incur several transfers and handling by people that are moving many packages as quickly as they can. All of this bouncing around definately takes a toll on your shipped eggs and WILL impact your hatch rate, be it minimal or significant. If you are not willing to accept this risk as YOUR full responsibility, please do not order.
Shady Paddock Farm cannot be resposible for what happens to your eggs once they leave us. We will gaurantee that they are fresh, that the houses they come from have been experiencing good fetility rates, and that they are packed with the utmost of care.
EGG ASSORTMENT- Currently Silkie egg orders are being filled as an assortment from all of our houses and we cannot take specific color orders. We are still growing our breeding flock, so the number of hens in each house is limited. Your hatch will include white, black, blue, splash, and paint eggs as long as there are hens laying and fertility is good in all houses. We have showgirls in our houses as well, so they are a possibility in your order, as well as an occasional stripper. All of our birds have traditional silkie type feathering, except one black hen with a bit of "frizzaz." We do not breed satin feather type. Guinea eggs will hatch Lavendar or Pearl.
Our eggs are collected daily, labeled as to what color house they are from, candled to check for cracks, and then placed on a turner until being packed in foam for their journey to you. Fertility is checked regularly throughout the year which gives us an opportunity to hatch chicks for the 'grow house' and make decisions on any superb birds that will join our breeder houses. The others are sold as pets within our community. We take much pride in our birds and our hatching eggs and will do everything in our power to ensure that you have a great hatching experience, but as mentioned before, once they leave our farm things are simply out of our control. This includes shipping, as well as incubation and hatching methods used.
SHIPPING- Shady Paddock Farm uses USPS Priority Mail for shipping. This is charged IN ADDITION to your egg order. You may choose PRIORITY or PRIORITY EXPRESS. Priority mail comes with $50 of insurance, Priority Express comes with $100 insurance. You may add an additional $50 of insurance for $5 extra. Please note that insurance DOES NOT cover delays in delivery (only damage) and that Shady Paddock Farm will not be held responsible for delays as we have no control over shipping. As another option, you may pick up your eggs at our farm in Paige TX. We will discuss a date that works for both of us, but please keep in mind that you will still have to get in line behind others who have already ordered.
Up to 18 eggs ship in the same box which leaves room for me to include some extras if they are available. At this time we have a 12 egg order limit per order to ensure the freshest eggs possible, but anticipate raising that to 18 very soon.
WHEN WILL MY EGGS SHIP- after I receive your order and payment, I will be in touch with an APPROXIMATE shipping date which will depend on the number of people ahead of you. Shipping may be immediate and it may be several weeks. I am at the mercy of the hens, so please understand that I might not be able to ship on the exact date that we discussed, but I will keep you updated. I ship on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday.