For your consideration are 8 plus a few extras in case of breakage of hatching eggs from our Black split to Lavender Cochin bantam pen. I bred and raised these from my show Blacks from Bob Rhodes strain from a Lavender rooster from Bill Clegg in GA. Pen includes a rooster and 3 hens and they have been laying for several weeks now and I have confirmed fertility. All are really nice type and hopefully will produce some really nice type lavenders along with more blacks. I have some eggs in the incubator now confirmed they are fertile and should be hatching next week and I can't wait. (Egg code B/LC) Cochin Bantams are the most sweetest docile birds and I have SEVERAL that are just total pets LOL. They are my all time favorite bantam! They are great layers, but prefer being broody or taking care of chicks. We use them and Sizzles to hatch all of our Turkey eggs. Great as pets or 4-H poultry projects as well! They love getting all the attention! Shipping and handling is $13.00. We take Paypal and USPS money orders and ship eggs on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. We are always happy to work with you on a shipping date you prefer and any special orders you might want. We will gladly make special orders from just the varieties you want, but price may be a little higher than a mix. Contact me and I will gladly see if I can help you get the color variety you like. We love our little colorful Cochins and know you will also At Lucky Pickens Farm weve been raising poultry for over 50 years and strive to raise high quality birds for show or just for pets. All birds on our farm are blood tested Pullorum/Typhoid clean. We see that our birds are kept happy and healthy by giving them the very best feed and TLC daily! We strive to breed to the Standard of Perfection on each breed we raise and all are purebred and kept in individual breeding pens away from predators. We feed a high quality, high protein all natural game bird breeder pellet with vitamins and minerals in the water daily to insure high fertility. We also feed a little scratch grains, Calf Manna and veggie treats from the garden daily. We LOVE spoiling our birds and it shows! You can see more photos of them on our website below and are always happy to answer any questions about them. If you see some you like feel free to email us about them. We also raise Splash/Blue, Buff/Partridge Silkies, Sizzles and heritage RI Reds in standard and bantams. Contact [email protected] for more details. Chicken raisin' is all we do so I assure you we gather often to keep the eggs from getting to hot or to cold to stay fresh and fertile for you. Our hatching eggs we send out are no more than four-five days old this insures the eggs are stronger to handle the shipping. They are turned three times a day and stored in a temperature controlled room to assure you the best possible hatch. Eggs are usually fairly clean, but may contain occasional soiling. I do not wash eggs but will brush of excess soiling if present. Washing can contaminate the eggs and may decrease hatch rate. Eggs are wrapped individually in a long strip of bubble wrap then nestled and secured in crumpled newspaper and box is clearly marked FRAGILE. I have found if I don't put Hatching Eggs on the box they get treated better also, but will gladly mark them that way if you so want. I've had very good success shipping this way. I pack and ship they way I would like my eggs shipped with lots of packing! We have had an excellent hatch rate on our farm ourselves this year as well as with our shipped eggs. However, we cannot guarantee your hatch rate due to circumstances out of our control. Rough postal handling and incubator mishaps will make perfectly fertile eggs not develop or hatch. Purchasing shipped hatching eggs is a risk. Please be understanding and know this when purchasing hatching eggs. When your eggs arrive carefully unwrap them and store them pointy end down at room temperature for 12-24 hours to help the air cell settle from shipping. In this heat though I have found it best to go ahead and set in the incubator and not turn for 24 hours. I have done this on shipped eggs I have bought and so far still having good luck hatching even in this heat. I have Fibromyalgia and can't work. My chickens are my therapy that keep me going, selling a few hatching eggs and chicks helps me buy feed for my little feathered loved ones, THANK YOU for looking! Hugs, God Bless and happy hatching from Lucky Pickens Farm! Roslyn & Gary Pickens Raisin' critters & havin' a ball in Danville, AR http://community.webshots.com/user/luckypickens Paypal address... [email protected] My first breeding pen of Black/Lavenders. My splits are from these and will post photos later of them. My black hens are from Champ who is from Bob Rhodes show strain. Champ won reserved feathered leg at AR State Fair in 2009 and several other awards as well. He is still my sweet lover boy!