We have a special farm announcement and 3 Mothers Day contests!
Our little guy was born at home here on the farm just one week ago in the chinese year of the Rooster no less! He is a content little fellow and is settling into the family beautifully.
Having our newest addition around has given us an opportunity to be thankful for the hard work our mothers do on a daily basis and we are inspired to celebrate them!
We are launching three contests which begin today and end Friday May 5th open to children and adults who want to try and win some hatching eggs and a box of chicks for their mothers as a Mothers Day present! Three winners will be chosen from three different contests. Best Chicken Drawing (open to ages 10 and under), Best Original Chicken Poem (ages 18 and under), Best Original Chicken Song (all ages of children and adults alike). Prize boxes will be sent out May 9th so their gifts can arrive in time for Mothers Day 🙂 If you are local and want to pick up your prize we will have them available closer to Mothers Day if you want to keep your winnings a surprise! Complete contest rules and links for uploading your submissions can be found by clicking on each individual contest link above. Good luck and have fun everyone! 🙂
In other news, we currently have all breeds available that are listed on the website in the form of hatching eggs and chicks from now until July. We are not offering any pullet or adult hen sales in 2017 because all of our pullet raising energy is going towards our son who was just born mid April.
We ship all orders of hatching eggs and chicks Tuesday mornings. Any orders needing to be shipped on a tuesday must be made and 5pm on the previous Sunday.
There are no minimums for shipped eggs, the shipping/handling cost is a flat $20 for up to 2dz eggs anywhere in the US.
For shipped chicks we have a minimum of 10 to guarantee live arrival. If 10 chicks is more than you wanted to order we can pad your order with free male cream legbars or one larger chick (about 2 weeks older than the rest that can still be safely brooded with your fresh hatchlings) so that all chicks have a safe journey from us to you. Shipping for chicks is a flat rate of $45 for express and all the comforts to give them a safe journey.
Our farm is not open to the public due to needing to maintain good biosecurity for the health of our flocks and our NPIP certification. We are however open for egg and chick pickup appointments if you are local and would like to pick your new flock members up. The easiest way to get the process started is to make an order through our online store on this website. You can either prepay for your eggs/chicks at that time through paypal or select “check payment” and pay with cash or check made out to Alchemist Farm when you come for your pickup appointment. Pickup appointment days are Wednesdays from 10-1 and Saturdays from 10-5pm. We offer pickup appointment time slots in 15 minute increments and will email/call you to schedule once we receive your order.