Thanks for choosing Spring Creek Heritage Farms. Our goal is to give you one on one attention and answer your questions in an honest and timely fashion as well as providing you with the best in rare and lost heritage genetics. Our birds will not only be rare, we will do our best to provide stock that will thrive and be an asset to your farm and pocketbook, not just a quick fad or the latest color.
Please keep in mind that we are busy tending to animals and crops so some years it’s more challenging than others. We limit the sales of chicks each year to allow for our large breeding programs. Our breeders are raised on pasture in a myriad of conditions found in the Pacific Northwest. Each year we select a small fraction of birds to be in subsequent breeding programs.
Our great great grandparent breeders are housed under cover to provide a bio secure setting to ensure the health and genetics are not lost.
From time to time, we will raise juvenile birds for backyard chicken hobbyists to raise awareness within the community about what exactly we do.
Our birds should be quarantined a minimum of 30 days after they have been shipped through the US mail. Our birds are tested in their country of origin before being evaluated upon importation by a USDA accredited veterinarian and then tested again by the State in order to accommodate interstate commerce.
We test bi-yearly with the National Poultry Improvement Program. If you would like a USDA NPIP 9-3 form with your order please let us know.
Visits to the farm: Day at the farm is not allowed. Shoes and vehicle tires are a pathway for contamination. We have worked extremely hard and value our flocks as part of our extended family. Our housed breeders even have the luxury of central cooling system, we do not!
Ordering: Typically 3-8 week lead time is required to fill orders. 50% deposit is required after we confirm with you via email that we can process your order.
Shipping is USPS Priority 2 days. Pricing for smaller orders of under 25 chicks is flat non refundable rate of $50.00.
In some rare exceptions like in rural areas, additional fees may apply. Some locations may also require Express shipping for an additional charge.
For international shipping (Mexico, Canada, Philippines) or larger orders, please inquire for pricing.
Chicks are shipped weekly as weather allows.
Chicks: Minimum order is for 3 chicks in the summer months. Spring and fall minimum is 6 chicks. Chicks are sold straight run unless otherwise stated. We guarantee the chicks to arrive alive. In the unlikely event of a catastrophe we will issue a credit to be used with us for future purchases based on your evidentiary claim less the shipping costs. Shipping is non refundable
Vaccination: We can vaccinate your chicks for Mareks with advance request when vaccine is available. Cost varies according to labor x amount of chicks x cost of vaccine. We choose not to vaccinate our breeders.
Eggs: Not available, we specialize in day old chicks and backyard chickens.
Hatching Eggs: There are a few instances where we ship hatching eggs. Instance #1 try it before you buy it auctions on www.rarebreedauctions.com available for January 2019 winter shipping only. Instance #2 remote areas that are unable to receive shipments via USPS. Instance #3 are our additional eggs produced during off seasons where chick housing is limited. If we do ship eggs to you we will do our best to properly care for the embryos through every step from collection through shipping. However, once shipped, we offer no guarantees or replacements on any egg whether it's broken, shaken, stirred or any other circumstances. While we do our best to care for and ship the eggs we cannot guarantee your hatch rates. Once package is in the care of the United States Postal Service, it is your responsibility.
Cancellations: We do not issue refunds, we do offer credits for future purchases if you should change your mind once you’ve confirmed your order. In the event that we cannot fill your order a full refund will be issued. We reserve the right to cancel at any time.
Pictures: The birds pictured on our website and on our listings in various auction sites are our original photos unless otherwise specified. They are from our breeding programs and meant only as a visual guide. They may vary by year and breed. The pictures are our property and cannot be reproduced without express written consent.
Once you are ready to order, please email us and we will send you a link to our online order form page.
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