Eggs were bought from Speckled hen early last year (2010). We have been hatching out babies now for months. We now have enough baby chicks hatched and are releasing hatching eggs. I do put in extra eggs when they are available on the day of shipment and not part of another order. The chicks are so friendly and sweet and as adults they still come up to me. These are the strongest little babies I've ever seen. Really remarkable! I give all the credit on the development of this stock to our beloved BYCer Speckledhen. Since many of you have asked, lineage for these is Jesse McDaniel and William Meier and some Sandhill Preservation thrown in to add new blood. These will ship the week of 6/5 if payment is received on a timely basis This auction is for 12+ eggs plus your shipping and handling to your zip.I will ship more than 12 eggs if they are available and not part of another order. Should there be any change in the laying patterns I'll be contacting the winner of this auction! Pickups from our farm are welcomed and scheduled. Please check out our feedback. http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pcz6aC_klXJDTE8H01hR-RA and the current feedback system. The shipping cost is average cost based. We are very care about selecting, carefully packing, packing materials, priority shipping and confirmation delivery. We ship eggs the same way we would like to receive them. We bubble wrap each egg separately, putting in a regular box (not an egg carton) which is then cushioned and set in a larger box. These are not the prepaid priority boxes but we use the large boxes that can be ordered through USPS as the standard mailing box. Our mailing costs can often be higher than the prepaid boxes but we find that they arrive in better shape, so it's well worth the extra time, packing materials and shipping costs. Occasionally with a large order, we will use an even larger outside box. Even as carefully as we ship, we cannot guarantee that there will be no breakage in transit. We do not guarantee the percentage of your hatch as the incubators temperature and humidity are very variable. We will provide assistance to you during the hatch and help in every way possible to have the best hatch possible. We are a chemical free farm and farm full-time. We feed our animals with the best feed, sprouted grains, fresh grasses, treats from the garden and loving care. For more information about how we care for our animals, please do visit http://thegarryfarm.webs.com/ I also apologize I didn't take good pictures yesterday with my $39 camera...it is hard to work with and focus. The lighter barring doesn't show well on the rooster and his legs are a brighter yellow. And my hen pictures are not in great focus either. I shall try to borrow a camera and repost photos as soon as I can. We are only able to accept paypal for shipping pf this listing and we ship only within the continental 48 US states. If you want me to ship to Alaska please contact me as our shipping costs are higher to go there. Pickups at our farm are also allowed and cash is allowed at that time. If you wish to straight order from the farm, we do accept USPS money orders! Please post or pm your questions. . See http://thegarryfarm.webs.com/ for more information or http://thegarryfarm.blogspot.com/ The Garry Farm on facebook. Thanks for your interest and have a blessed day.