To place an order for hatching eggs, or day-old chicks, email a breif message, your full address, phone number, the approximate date you would like the eggs, or chicks shipped. Include the number of eggs or chicks desired to: firstname.lastname@example.org You can pay by personal check, but we prefer to use PayPal. Please wait for an invoice before paying.
*We ship hatching eggs all year round, day-old chicks are shipped spring (March-June) and fall (Sept-Oct) Hatching eggs are shipped USPS priority via flat-rate-box, day-old chicks are shipped USPS Express, each week, Monday and Tuesday. USPS Express is almost never by next day, so allow for 2 shipping days if ordering chicks before panicing.
*One dozen - 12 eggs + extras up to 18 are $50 plus $18 for postage USPS large -flat rate-box, for a total of $68
*The cost for 25 chicks is $200, shipping USPS Express mail is $50 and the special shipping box for the chicks is $8, for a total of $258 for 25 chicks. A $25 fee is charged for cancelled orders once scheduled. Checks can be made out and mailed to: Whippoorwill Farm 6885 Bartlett Rd. Iron River, WI 54847
Hatching eggs are selected from several breeding groups for the best possible assortment of genetics and colours from the four imports that we work with. All, are pure Icelandic landrace chickens. Our breeding stock was obtained from the original importers and from a few known, reputable breeders and come in a variety of colours and comb type We do not have a waiting list for our hatching eggs, but we do like to have a week or two notice before shipping.
At times we experience higher than normal demand for our hatching eggs and extras can be in short supply. We're always happy to send them when available and our extras are free of charge.
Packaging Your Hatching Eggs for Shipping
Each egg in wrapped tissue and placed in an egg carton, then each carton is wrapped in bubble wrap. Whenever possible, I use Icelandic sheep's wool from our flock of Icelandic sheep to insulate and cushion your hatching eggs on all sides of the USPS Flat Rate Box. It can smell rather “sheepy” because it is raw, unwashed, unprocessed wool, so you should wash your hands with soap and water after handling it. It works extremely well for shipping in both cold and warmer weather and holds up well to rough treatment during the shipping process, it is also biodegradable and has many uses.
I will begin hatching for the 2018 season in late February and March, for local pick-up orders. I expect to begin shipping chicks in late March this season, and will continue until it becomes too warm to ship them safely, usually June. If there is some interest, I may resume again in the fall. We fill up quickly, so please don't be discouraged if we're unable to get to you this season, our chicks are worth waiting for. We will have a limited number of chicks and/or started birds available for local pick-up this summer, let us know if you are willing to pick your birds up at our farm.
We do not keep any other breeds of poultry on our farm, to insure the purity and preservation of our Icelandic chicken's genetic antiquity. We are NPIP certified #35-0593 and AI clean.
Visit our Facebook Page, 'Icelandic Chickens of Whippoorwill Farm' for photos and more information about our preservation flock of Viking Chickens.
We are not a commercial hatchery, but take limited, individual hatching orders for day old, straight run, un-sexed, Icelandic chicks. I run 3 GQF Sportsman incubators and hatch weekly during the hatching season. Each weeks hatch is divided between 6-8 individuals, so there are a limited number of 'spots' open each week. Sometimes hatches don't go as planned and there may only be 15 chicks for each order, if it's a great hatch, there may be more than 25 chicks for each, in which case I include those as free extras. One should plan on 25 chicks which is what you will be billed for, if there is fewer than 25, you will be sent a refund for any missing chicks from your order. If you are looking for 50 or more chicks, contact us to schedule a hatch. Shipping charges are the same for 50 chicks as for 25. There are no refunds or replacements for chicks lost in shipping.
Started, un-sexed chicks are $15, confirmed pullets are $25 each, laying hens are $50. I will occasionally ship an adult rooster for breeding purposes, otherwise all started birds must be picked up at the farm. Roosters, when available, are free with the purchase of two or more pullets or laying hens.