MO - Crevecoeur Hatching Eggs & Chicks
by Connie Abeln
Looking to share our good show-quality Crevecoeurs with breeders who will appreciate and use them. This spring and summer we will have hatching eggs available, but we are sold out of our adults and juvenile birds. We will have some available later in the summer.
Our Crevecoeurs are standard-size, all-purpose, outdoor birds, hardy in cold and heat. Originally raised in France as fine meat birds, their meat is tender due to the short muscle fibers. Crevecoeurs are good layers of medium- to large-size, creamy white eggs. Our flock is NPIP certified and AI-free.
Last year we added blue Crevecoeurs to our flock, so we now have black, white, blue and splash Crevecoeurs. We show our Crevecoeurs regularly at state fairs and poultry shows, to make sure our stock stays consistent with the American Poultry Association standards. Our most recent show was the Ohio National Poultry Show, November 9 & 10, 2019, where our Crevecoeur rooster earned number one rooster, and our sport white Crevecoeur hen won best of variety.
Currently, we have no juveniles or adult Crevecoeurs available.
When they are available, our prices for adult and juvenile Crevecoeurs are:
- If shown and won, $50/bird
- If show quality but not yet shown, $35/bird
- If not show quality but almost perfect, $25/bird
- If a good Crevecoeur type, or a juvenile, $15/bird
Hatching eggs are $30/dozen. You are welcome to specify all black Crevecoeur hatching eggs, which will be out of our show-quality stock. We will include hatching eggs from our blue Crevecoeurs on your request. We have not yet showed birds from our blue Crevecoeurs, but they look very promising to us, and we will be showing them later this year. Eggs from our blue Crevecoeurs will hatch as blue, black, or black chicks.
We cannot guarantee what happens to eggs after they leave our control. We will send you the shipping receipt with the tracking number, so you can track their trip, and file any claims, if needed.
We will also ship when the weather permits, spring and fall mostly.
* For live birds, shipping costs range from $120-180, depending on your location and the weight of the birds, and include the Horizon N.E.S.T. USPS-approved shipping box and USPS overnight shipping, if available. We can ship up to two Crevecoeurs in a N.E.S.T. We will ship only through U.S. Postal Service, weather permitting.
* Hatching eggs are shipped next-day express mail, special handling, and in a padded box. Shipping costs range from $80-120, depending on distance and number of eggs shipped.
* All shipments are insured, and the buyer is responsible for filing any insurance claims with the US Postal Service if the eggs arrive late or broken. The buyer pays for all shipping costs.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will coordinate a good time and place to meet for delivering hatching eggs. We are near Saint Louis, Missouri. We attend some swaps and shows in other states, so we may be able to work something out.
Note: We do ship adult and juvenile chickens, weather permitting, but we do not ship chicks.
Updated March 29, 2022