Poultry Sales Terms and Conditions
1. All chicks that are hatched here at Helbert Hens are vaccinated with the Mareks Vaccine.
2. The minimum order for shipped chicks is 6.
3. Shipping for 6-12 chicks $45.00 and includes a new box, gro gel and heat pack if requested.
4. We only ship live chicks on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays using USPS Priority Express Mail. We only ship those days because we don't want these little guys sitting anywhere over the weekend.
5. Chicks are shipped with insurance however it is important that you open your box and verify your chicks are alive before you leave the post office. This is needed in order for us to file a claim if it is obvious their handling or delay caused a death.
6. The availability on this website is what we have ready to ship. All other times we hatch to order using the pre-order item. When you use the pre-order item we will contact you with an approximate ship date. All pre-order chicks will be vaccinated for Mareks prior to shipment.
Please do not combine hatching egg orders with live chick orders as the shipping is not compatible.
Hatching eggs are sold in the quantity listed in the product description. IE eggs price might be for 6 eggs, 8 eggs or 12 eggs. I do not sell individual eggs. Eggs are no more than a few days old when shipped so if you need me to meet a specific shipping date please contact me and I can work with you on a time best to gather and ship your order.
I test fertility by hatching out chicks on a regular schedule. At my farm I use the GQF Sportsman 1502 incubators and 1550 Digital Hatcher. My fertility rate is running about 90 to 95 percent. Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee your hatch rate due to all the variables associated with shipping eggs through the mail and your individual incubation methods. Shipping eggs is risky so if you are not willing to accept the risk please do not not order from us.
I wrap each individual unwashed egg in bubble wrap in a small box then put that small box into a larger box insulated with bubble wrap and newspaper. If you get broken egg or eggs that leave you with less than the sale amount (not counting any extras I send you) please send me a picture of the egg and the box and I will replace it or refund the cost per broken egg. I try to send extra eggs in case of breakage.
Hatching Eggs are shipped priority mail on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The cost is $18.00 dollars for up to 14 eggs. If you order more than 14 hatching eggs I will actually do multiple shipments because the more eggs you put in the box the higher the chance of breakage. Costs includes packaging, insurance and tracking. I can ship to valid USA addresses with the exception of Hawaii and Alaska. Please no PO, APO or FPO. If you know of any restrictions in your state please include that information with your order, otherwise I will check the current listing of restrictions before I ship.