No returns of any kind will be accepted.
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 that contain 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, wheat, or any other allergies or sensitivities.
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.
Common question: why do hatching eggs cost more than ones for eating? We test fertility weekly and sometimes even daily, which involves opening and destroying multiple eggs to check for rings. We also take the time to turn them daily to prevent the embryos from sticking to the sides, and always provide the freshest ones available for hatching. For table eggs, we do the opposite - we sell them from oldest to newest and don't pay attention to fertility or which breed laid which egg.
We ship hatching eggs Monday-Tuesday after payment is received. If we see that the weather is too hot/cold or if we notice issues with hens or their fertility, we might delay shipment in order to help you get the best possible hatch rate.
Please note that we cannot guarantee hatchability - shipped eggs have a 0%-100% hatch rate, based on how they're handled in transit. Even eggs driven a few minutes in our/your car might end up being jostled too much. If transported eggs don't hatch, it does NOT mean they're not fertile or are old - it just means that they were overly stressed during travel. Transporting eggs is a gamble, which is part of why they're so much cheaper than live birds.
Depending on packaging availability and size/amount of eggs, we either use foam shippers or individually wrap each egg in bubble wrap surrounded by wood shavings. If you have a preference of shipping method, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.
Shipping charges are dependent on USPS prices and the cost of supplies. Right now, it looks like it will be around $25-35 for packaging & a Priority box, which comfortably fits 1-2 dozen chicken eggs. Priority Express would be about $75-100. We do not bother with fragile stickers or other labels because USPS just ignores them or purposely treats them worse.
Due to the amount of cancellations after people have asked us to hatch or hold birds for them, a non-refundable deposit is required to reserve or hold any 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 here in our care, or we notice something wrong with the bird(s). If that is the case, we will offer to either refund the missing count, substitute with a different bird of the same value, or hold your deposit for the next hatch. Each hatch takes 21-35 days, depending on species.
Since even autosexing breeds can be guessed wrong 10-20% of the time and we definitely aren't brave enough to vent sex because it kills about 10% of babies even when performed by trained experts, we cannot guarantee gender accuracy and are unable to take back the animal if we're wrong. Some (we’re looking at you, Ameraucanas) might take a few months to confirm, and one (Tufted Romans) we still can't figure out without DNA sexing or watching an egg actually leave their body.
If you end up with an unwanted male and don't want to process him yourselves, we recommend contacting any Amish, Hispanic, or Asian communities that might be near you, or even possibly large reptile or raptor owners or rescues. There are a lot of rooster rescues out there who will let them live out their days, as well.
Buyer is responsible for arranging transportation of live animals. A $1 per day boarding fee will apply if a purchased animal is not picked up at the arranged-upon time. We will not ship live animals after three bad bad bad experiences, but are willing to meet within a half hour of Mishicot, Wisconsin, for free. We'd be happy to make further deliveries with a delivery charge of $1 per mile for the round trip. That is about the price of gas for our truck. We've also worked with a few livestock transporters. They are not cheap, but we'd be happy to provide their contact info.
We personally do not vaccinate our birds, but we do offer the optional Marek's vaccine to buyers of chicks. We do not administer it by default and our parent stock are not vaccinated. It costs an additional $75 per hatch (the vial is around $35, shipping to us is around $35, and injection supplies are around $5). If we receive multiple orders for vaccinated chicks, we try to group those hatches together and spread the cost between buyers, meaning that we would be able to partially refund the vaccine cost.
Our sponsors and advisors with decades of experience VERY strongly encourage the Marek's vaccine because the disease is absolutely devastating and basically unavoidable, especially if birds regularly travel to shows or if owners attend sale barns or swap meets.
There are a couple downsides to the Marek's vaccine which have caused us to decline using it in our flocks. One is that the specific vaccine we have access to has been around since the 70s and is only about 60% effective against some strains of the disease. The second issue is the way ALL current Marek's vaccines work - they are all "leaky," which means that they do not prevent a chicken from being infected with the disease; they only keep tumor formation and other symptoms from popping up. So if Marek's does invade a person's vaccinated flock, they might never know about it and become super spreaders, because the vaccine only prevents symptoms, not the actual disease itself. That's the main reason we don't use it - we want to make sure our birds don't have any hidden illnesses that could be passed on to our customers.
We do have access to a few other vaccines and are willing to administer them upon request. Buyer would need to pay the full nonrefundable balance up front.
Due to the nature of our offerings, we cannot guarantee health or viability of any animals once they leave our property, and all sales are final. We are part of the National Poultry Improvement Plan and annually test for Pullorum-Typhoid and Avian Influenza. 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 have access to an avian vet who can draw blood for us, so we do not regularly test for other 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 and a small amount of coccidia. 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.
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.
We cannot guarantee that your birds will lay a certain color. There is a spectrum of approved colors for each breed, and each bird lays a slightly different egg. Color, shape, and size vary through each season and even from day to day.
Please contact us if you would like to be added to our free waiting list. As kids are born, we will reach out to members on our list before going to the public.
Priority is given to Performance herds. In addition, for each intact 2024 kid, we are offering to pay the original buyer $50 for the first awarded milk star, linear appraisal, and/or sanctioned show award that the goat receives in the original buyer’s care, for a possible total of $150 per Oberhasli or $100 per Mini Nubian (Mini Nubians unfortunately aren’t eligible for Linear Appraisal).
Being added to our free waitlist or paid reservation list gives you options AFTER we have retained any kids. We reserve the right to retain any kid bred by our farm at any time, at our discretion.
If you would like to reserve an animal, we require a non-refundable $100 deposit. Must be 18 years or older to place a deposit. When making a deposit, please tell us what you are hoping for - gender, a specific breeding, etc. 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 animal, or hold it for the next year. If an animal meeting your specs is available and you decide that you do not want that one for any reason, your deposit is forfeited.
PayPal Friends & Family, Venmo, and Zelle are our preferred method of payment, but we also accept cash, as well as certified or cashier's checks.
We reserve the right to sell animals to what we feel are the best homes based on management and care. Deposits will be refunded for these reasons.
Buyer is responsible for pick-up/transportation. If kids are not picked up before 10 weeks of age, a $3/day boarding fee will apply. If an animal is not picked up by the arranged date, buyer will forfeit their deposit and the animal will be the sole property of JK Herd It All to retain or sell, unless other arrangements are made. View recommended transport options here.
On or before the day of pick up, we request cash, PayPal Friends & Family, Venmo, or Zelle for the balance due. Balances due must be paid in full before the animal leaves the farm. No personal checks will be accepted on the day of sale. If absolutely necessary, we will accept certified or cashier's checks.
All of our goats have originated from clean-tested herds and have themselves tested CAE-free, so we have decided to use a hybrid method to raise kids. This gives them the best of both worlds - socialization with humans and bottles while also learning how to "goat" with their dams.
Kids remain with their dams 24/7 until about a week old. At that time, we pull the kids at night for 10-12 hours. In the morning, we milk the dams and bottle-feed their milk to the kids. After that, they are reunited for the day.
Most kids are ready to head to their new home by 6-10 weeks old, and we require that they are picked up by 10 weeks if reserved.
All kids will be disbudded unless buyer pays full price at time of deposit - horned dairy goats are unfortunately very difficult to find homes for.
Wethers and Pet Only does will be sold without registry papers.
We are dedicated to maintaining our herds and land as naturally as possible, but we have come to terms with the fact that Wisconsin is not a natural environment for goats, and they sometimes need help thriving here.
After struggling with both Clostridium and Pneumonia in the same year, we have made the decision to vaccinate our herds for both. We realize that this is a very personal decision, so we vaccinate our own herd and keeper kids, NOT ones we have listed for sale. They will inherit some immunity from their dams and will be able to be vaccinated upon arrival at your farm. If you would like us to vaccinate a kid, we would be more than happy to do it for you, but only upon request.
Buyer has the option at the time of pick up to refuse the animal if they feel that the animal is not healthy. We cannot warrant the health status of an animal after it leaves our property. All sales are final. Taking an animal off our property implies that you have read and agreed to the sales agreement and are satisfied with the condition of the animal.
Stress can be rough on them and they can go downhill quickly. Something like shipping fever can infect and kill a kid within a few hours. Therefore, unfortunately, we can offer no warranties or guarantees on the health & viability of an animal. However, we do make one exception: if an animal sold for breeding stock (not wethered and not pet only) is found by a licensed veterinarian to have a genetic condition preventing use in breeding, we will refund or replace that animal. Cosmetic conditions that might negatively affect the quality of the animals or their offspring do not apply; only conditions that prevent successful mating, such as hermaphroditism or freemartinism.
Our goat herd is tested annually for CAE, CL, and Johne's. If any other tests are requested, we are happy to administer them if the purchaser pays.
We treat our goats holistically with products from Molly's Herbals, Fir Meadows, and Land of Havillah whenever possible. If something dangerous pops up and herbal treatments are not working, we will call our vet and use Western medicine as needed.
All of our animals are from the very best lines we could find, with many milk award and 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, or have amazing milk production or udders. 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 each of our animals.