We hatch our own Free Range geese every year on our farm and it is these same egg stock that we share with you here. They enjoy fresh streams and acres of grass.
Our latest test fertility rate (13th Jan 2021) is 85% (of 28 eggs). We check our fertility rates regularly through the laying season. As this lot is for 2 eggs, you may wish to consider buying 4 eggs to increase your chances of success.
These are 2 mixed variety goose eggs (we recommend you buy a multiple of this number to maximise your chances of success). If you wish to buy more than 12 eggs we can offer you a multibuy discount – please email us for prices.
We cannot guarantee pure breed goslings as we keep all our geese together and do not separate them. Our own goslings that we hatch every year are beautiful and lay well.
- Postage** – We use Royal Mail 1st Class Small Parcel service (usually next day delivery). A tracking number is provided for you. Due to some delays in the postal system, we have provided an option for you to pay for Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm the next day should you prefer/choose not to take the risk of postal delay.
- 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 – we are happy for you to collect your eggs from us (our preference for egg safety). There is no requirement for contact.
*fertility – although we cannot guarantee fertility we have a high fertility rate. We hatch our own goslings 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 successfully for about 7 to 10 days.
**Please note – Postage is very hard on hatching eggs. We and the postal service can’t guarantee how carefully the boxes/packages are handled and no matter how well we pack them, sometimes you end up with broken eggs or detached air-sacks, or otherwise “scrambled” eggs on the delivery side. The latter will not develop. We can’t be held responsible for damaged eggs or postal delays. Regarding any postal delays – Hatchability holds reasonably well up to seven days, but declines rapidly afterwards. Therefore, do not store eggs more than 7 days before incubating. After 3 weeks of storage, hatchability drops to almost zero.
What will my geese look like? – You are warmly invited to add your pictures, stories and questions to our Facebook Group ‘Home Farm Customer Hatching Stories’ where you can also see our other customers pictures and stories.
When we pack and send – every day we collect fresh eggs for the orders placed that day (inc the previous evening) up to 5pm. We then pack and apply postage labels according to your order. We take your parcel to the Post Office for the first post of the day.
- An order made on a Monday (after 9am) – Thursday (up until 9am) will be processed & posted the next working day: that would be Monday – Thursday.
- An order made on a Thursday (after 9am) – Monday (up until 9am) will be processed & posted the next working day: that would be Monday.
We do not delay posting out orders unless specifically requested to do so by you, or we may delay over long bank holidays if we judge egg viability to be otherwise compromised.
As eggs viability for fertility is largely unaffected in the first 7 days, that is a safe method for us to use without unnecessary delay to you after you have placed an order.
PLEASE NOTE – WE GIVE OURSELVES 1-2 WORKING DAYS TO DISPATCH. VERY OCCASIONALLY OUR BIRDS MAY HAVE NOT LAID ENOUGH (FOR WHATEVER REASON) THAT DAY OR THERE HAVE BEEN BREAKAGES. IN THIS SCENARIO, YOUR ORDER IS PLACED TOP OF THE LIST FOR THE NEXT DAY.
- Royal Mail Tracking numbers – We provide you with a tracking number for your order. We have noticed that some items are simply not scanned and therefore you/we are unable to track the item. We don’t know why and this is frustrating for both you and us as we monitor deliveries for our own peace of mind. We only know what you know.
- Goose Keeping Questions – We would advise you to ask questions through various UK poultry keeping groups on Facebook or online. We have a Facebook group ‘Home Farm Customer Hatching Stories‘ where you will receive help answering some of your questions.
Have Fun Hatching!
Please note: geese are seasonal layers and here in Cornwall, they lay for us largely Feb to May. We do sometimes get an early laying season if the conditions are conducive for them.