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ALL SALES FINAL - no returns of any kind will be accepted.
PRODUCE & CONSUMABLES
All products are ungraded & uninspected, and we are not liable for damages or held responsible for their safety. We do not assume liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed, or items one may come into contact with while visiting our farm. Our store offers products with honey, fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, milk, eggs, and wheat. While we take steps to minimize the risk of cross-contamination, we cannot guarantee that any of our products are safe to consume for people with honey, fruit, vegetable, tree nut, milk, egg or wheat allergies. Our store offers canned goods that have been processed according to USDA food safety guidelines, but we cannot guarantee that contamination has not occurred. Consume at your own risk.
All of our animals are from the very best lines we could find, with many exhibition winners in their gene pool. This does NOT guarantee that our animals or any of their offspring will be show quality or win awards. About 1 in 100 birds that hatch for even elite Master Breeders would be considered exhibition quality. That's just how the lottery of genetics works. In order to be fully transparent, we have listed flaws that we've noticed and are working towards correcting in the pages for each breed.
Hatching eggs are risky to transport and we cannot guarantee their hatchability, as their treatment once they leave our farm is out of our control. Exposure to extreme temperatures or rough handling will greatly decrease their viability, and USPS is notoriously rough, even when we purchase extra Special Handling. When we hatch here on our farm, the rate is usually 90-100% for most breeds and 60% for Pilgrim geese. Hatching shipped eggs can be anywhere from 0%-100%, usually about 50%.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve or hold a bird. Deposits are non-refundable for any reason UNLESS enough of your chosen breed(s) have failed to hatch, or your chosen bird(s) have passed away, or we notice something wrong with the bird(s). If that is the case, we can either refund the missing count, substitute with a different breed, or hold your deposit for the next hatch. Each hatch takes 21-35 days, depending on species.
Buyer is responsible for arranging transportation of live animals. We are willing to meet within a half hour of Mishicot, Wisconsin. A $1/day boarding fee will apply if a purchased animal is not picked up at the arranged-upon time.
Due to the nature of our offerings, we cannot guarantee health or viability of any animals or hatching eggs once they leave our property. We are part of NPIP and annually test for Pullorum-Typhoid. In order to maintain our NPIP status and for the biosecurity of our flocks, we do not allow visits to our poultry areas or allow purchasers to select birds from our brooders, but we will gladly take photos/videos upon request. We maintain mostly closed flocks, with the exception of occasional new birds brought in from other NPIP farms to minimize inbreeding. These are strictly quarantined for 1-2 months after purchase.
We do not regularly test for Avian Influenza or other unmentioned diseases unless a bird has died of unexplained causes. If we suspect an illness, we send samples to the University of Wisconsin's accredited lab for testing. We last submitted a bird October 2022. She came back clear of AI and the necropsy showed egg yolk peritonitis from e-coli. In March 2022, another bird was submitted and cleared of AI and Mycoplasma. She had bronchitis due to staph. We would be happy to provide copies of the reports.
We are currently going back and forth on the Marek's vaccine. About half of our birds are vaccinated. Our sponsors and advisors with decades of experience VERY strongly encourage it because the disease is so devastating and SO prevalent. We are considering offering it to buyers of chicks. It would cost an additional $75 per hatch (the vial is about $35, shipping is about $35, and supplies are about $5).
All of our animals are from the very best lines we could find, with many exhibition winners in their gene pool. This does NOT guarantee that our animals or any of their offspring will be show quality or win awards.
Deposits are non-refundable for any reason UNLESS we are unable to meet the specifications listed when a deposit is made. If we are unable to meet the specs, at your request, we can either refund your deposit, apply it to a different kid, or hold it for the next year.
Buyer is responsible for pick-up/transportation, and will be charged a $2/day boarding fee for any kid not picked up within 3 days of arranged pick-up date, or if kids are not picked up before 10 weeks of age. We are willing to meet within a half hour of Mishicot, Wisconsin. All goat kids will be bottle fed, unless requested otherwise. Kids will be disbudded unless buyer pays full price at time of deposit - horned dairy goats are unfortunately very difficult to find homes for!
Due to the nature of our offerings, we cannot guarantee health or viability of any animals once they leave our property. There is one exception - if a goat kid sold for breeding stock (not wethered and not pet only) is found by a veterinarian to have a genetic condition preventing use in breeding, we will refund or replace that kid. Our goat herd is tested annually for CAE, CE, and Johne's. We vaccinate for CD&T. If any other tests or vaccines are requested, we are willing to do them if the purchaser pays. We maintain a mostly closed herd, with the exception of occasional new lines brought in from other farms who disease test to minimize inbreeding. These are strictly quarantined for 1-2 months after purchase.