We hatch our own Free-Range chickens every year on our farm and it is this same egg stock that we share with you here. 🐣
Mixed variety chicken eggs (breeds include Bovans Brown, Dekalb White, Black Copper Maran, Copper Neck Maran, Black Maran, French Maran, Dark Silver Sussex, Speckled Sussex, Welsummer, Bresse Gauloise, Brahma and our own hybrid green/olive egg layers. We have active Roosters/Cockerels for each of these breeds in a ratio conducive to maximise fertility.)
Latest hatch rate is 87.5% of 48 eggs – March 2023
We make every effort to give you a good range of colours. Colours are subject to availability. If you have a particular preference or hope, please specify this at checkout.
- Freshest laid eggs provided for you (8-48 hour laid)
- Carefully individually selected for maximum chance of hatchability (not all fertile eggs are good to hatch)
- Carefully hand prepared (more info on our Facebook group on how we prepare and care for your eggs)
- Carefully packed in clean, home-compostable packaging
- Package clearly externally marked as fragile (using paper fragile tape) and box marked on 4 sides for orientation.
- We help you along the way within our Facebook Group ‘Home Farm Customer Hatching Stories’ where you can also see other customers experiences.
- Postage** – We use Royal Mail Tracked 24 service so you can see where your eggs are all along their journey to you. Should you prefer not to take the risk of postal delay, we have provided an option for you to choose Royal Mail Special Delivery.
- Packaging – we are proud to say that we do not use any polystyrene or plastic packaging in any form. All our packaging is home compostable.
- Collection – you may collect your eggs from us. They can be collected from our ‘Click & Collect’ shelf in our shop 24/7/365. There is no requirement for contact. We will email you to let you know when they are ready for collection.
For advice on how to care for your chickens please visit https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/farm/farmanimals/chickens
🐣 Have Fun Hatching! 🐣
*fertility – although we cannot guarantee fertility we have an extremely high fertility rate (latest see above). We hatch our own birds every year on our farm and it is this same egg stock that we share with you here. It is impossible to tell whether an egg is fertile until it’s been incubated for about 7-10 days.
**Please note – Postage is very hard on hatching eggs. We and the postal service can’t guarantee how carefully the boxes are handled and no matter how well we pack them, sometimes you end up with cracked eggs, detached air-sacs (advise on how to treat these eggs on our Facebook group page), or otherwise “scrambled” eggs on delivery. The latter are unlikely to develop.
We can’t be held responsible for damaged eggs or postal delays. Regarding any postal delays – hatchability holds reasonably well up to 7 days, but declines rapidly afterwards. After 3 weeks of storage, hatchability drops to almost zero.
When we pack and send – see website shop front. We do not delay posting out orders unless specifically requested to do so by the buyer, or we may delay over long bank holidays if we judge egg viability to be otherwise compromised.
PLEASE NOTE – WE GIVE OURSELVES 1-2 WORKING DAYS TO DISPATCH. VERY OCCASIONALLY OUR BIRDS MAY HAVE NOT LAID ENOUGH THAT DAY (FOR WHATEVER REASON) OR THERE HAVE BEEN BREAKAGES. IN THIS SCENARIO, YOUR ORDER IS PLACED TOP OF THE LIST FOR THE NEXT DAY.
David (verified owner) –
Again this year I’ve returned to Home Farm and Wendy for hatching eggs. Success rate 42 from 48, and I had a slight blip with one of my incubators half way through – so again a superb hatch rate which just shows how thorough Wendy is to make sure that she sends out good quality fertile eggs. I simply cannot recommend enough. Thank you Wendy.
hfcmk (verified owner) –
Thank you David! It’s humbling and encouraging to have such an experienced ‘hatcher’ keep returning to us for your fertile eggs. We’re very happy to be the very best we can for our lovely customers!
David (verified owner) –
As an experienced hatcher I tried Home Farm for the first time this year and had excellent hatch rates. Just about the best hatch rates for posted eggs in the UK, and I’ve tried all the main suppliers over the years. And also the attention to detail and service from Wendy makes it a very pleasurable experience.
Just some follow up positive feedback I thought you might like to hear. All but one egg hatched. I thought eggs by post would have a far lower hatch rate, so very impressed. 5 healthy chicks. This is despite royal mail handling, being left on my doorstep in icy winter conditions, then a power cut half way through incubation! Thank you for sending me your high quality eggs very carefully packaged clearly well looked after. Very pleased. DJK
Val (verified owner)
30 September 2021
Good morning. I would just like to thank you for the for the chicken eggs I ordered from Amazon. We received them on 6th September and yesterday we had five chicks hatch, all different colours. We live in North Wales so they had a long journey but it obviously did not harmed them. I have also left a review on Amazon. Thanks again Val
Kayleigh Woodward (verified owner) –
After purchasing several batches of hatching eggs from other suppliers, all of which none hatched I came across home farm, very quick delivery, really well packaged, I hatched 3 out of 6, unfortunately two were cockerels so I will be trying again with these lovely suppliers.
Anna Ovens (verified owner) –
Another batch of Home Farm eggs successfully hatched. 8 bundles of fluff. Good fertility rates, well packaged. Great support group on face book.
Facebook Ally Gillespie Killen recommends Home Farm Cornwall.
brilliant! had 6 chick eggs come all the way to Northern Ireland and super well packed! I would definitely buy again from home farm! 5*
Facebook: Mel Dockerty recommends Home Farm Cornwall.
Had a great experience. Eggs arrived timely and safe.
Had 5 out of 6 eggs successfully hatched. Received lots of help from the facebook page not only from Home Farm but other egg hatchers!
Anna Ovens (verified owner) –
10 out of 12 eggs fertile and hatched ok. Good variety of colours. Happy lovely chicks. Thanks