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"THE EGGERS NEST"
Specializing in Professional Quality Blown Egg Shells
We are located in Northern California USA
Bracken Ridge Ranch / The Eggers Nest has been specializing in Professional Quality blown eggs for Egg Artists, Crafters, Collectors, Schools, Natural History Museums etc. since 1997.
We do not use any chemicals in our cleaning process so all of our eggs take Pysanky and other types of dyes very well.
About Our Blown Craft Egg ShellS For Sale:
When possible our eggs are cleaned through 1 hole drilled dead center in the large end of the egg with the smallest drill bit possible. However, it is sometimes necessary on the smaller eggs to use 2 holes. When that becomes necessary (to keep the egg from imploding during cleaning) the second hole is the size of a needle point.
All Eggs are from domestically raised birds.
HOW TO ORDER BLOWN EGGS
Most birds are Seasonal Layers and do not lay eggs year round.
Our inventory changes daily.
SEND US AN E-MAIL AND LET US KNOW WHICH EGGS YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AND THE QUANTITY OF EACH KIND
(A photo and description of each egg is shown below)
Be sure to include your zip code with your inquiry so we can give you a price including S&H (even if this is a re-order)
Please Be Patient: We raise the birds and blow out the eggs! We are not a store front, we are a bird farm.
We will check availability and get back to you as quickly as we can: However...
We are not a retail store front, we are a bird farm. We care for over 1,500 birds each day in addition to responding to order inquiries, blowing out infertile eggs, packing orders and trips to the post office. Our goal is to get back to you within 24 hours, however we do try to take weekends and an occasional day off. Sometimes we actually stop to eat and sleep
Look at the photos and descriptions below
Everything you need to know except availability is all here!
All order are shipped via USPS Priority Mail unless other arrangements are made.
NEW: BEES WAX FOR PYSANKY ARTISTS!
We now have our own "home grown" Bees Wax for Pysanky artists!
The wax we offer is from our own bee hives and is free of pesticides, mitacides and other potentially harmful chemicals .
We know how frustrating a clogged Kistka can be, so
our wax has been processed and then hand filtered through ultra-fine food grade honey mesh FOUR times to eliminate
"Bees Knees and other Debris"
Colors are: Midnight Black (super dark black)
and Natural (warm honey golden)
Sold in individual units of 1 ounce each
Individually packaged to keep dust and debris out.
$1.69 each 1 ounce piece
Ask us to add a few to your order, you won't be disappointed! We are getting rave reviews!
BLOWN EGGS are listed in alphabetical order below for your convenience.
Araucana/Americana Chicken $1.49 each
Originally Native of South America, hybridized in U.S. Eggs have bluish-green to greenish-brown tint. Approx. 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 inches long.
Bob White Quail $2.25 each
Native of U.S. Eggs are white with unique teardrop shape. Approx. 1 1/4 inches long but may vary slightly.
Button Quail $1.25 each
(Correct name is: Chinese Blue Breasted Quail)
Native of S.E. China. Smallest Quail in World Eggs are brown with small specks but may range into beige and greenish hues. Approx. 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 inches long.
Chicken, Bantam (Brown) $1.35 each
Bantam/Banty Chickens come in a wide variety. These eggs are from various Bantam Chickens we have on the ranch they are approx. 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 inches long. They will vary in shape and size. Photo is just an example.
Chicken, Bantam (White/Tan) $1.35 each
From various Bantam/Banty Chickens we have here on the ranch that lay white eggs. May have tan tint Approx. 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 inches long.
Chicken, Pee Wee Bantam $1.35 each
Very small Bantam/Banty Chicken eggs. Off white color to light tan (occasionally blue or green but rare.) Approx. 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 inches long.
Chicken, Brown $1.35 each
Standard Chicken egg from various domestic chickens that lay a brown egg. Color varies from light to medium brown. Approx 2 to 2 3/4 inches long, but may vary.
Chicken, Tan $1.35 each
Standard Chicken egg from various domestic chickens that lay a tan/beige tinted egg. Eggs are approx. 2 to 2 3/4 inches long but may vary.
Chicken, White $1.35 each
Standard chicken egg from various domestic chickens that lay a white egg. Eggs are approx. 2 to 2 3/4 inches long, but may vary.
Chicken, French Maran $1.49 each
Approx 2 to 2 3/4 inches long will vary in size and depth of color some have spots. Note: these have a soft finish so some may have light scratches from hay and hens
Chukar Partridge $2.25 each Chukar are native to Asia & Europe. Eggs are tan, and most have small speckles, however some do not have the speckles. They are approx. 1 1/2 to 2 inches long.
Cockatiel $2.25 each
Cockatiels are native of Australia. Eggs are white.
They are approx. 1 inch long.
Size and shape will vary slightly, the photo is an example only.
Coturnix / Pharaoh $1.25 each
Coturnix are native to Egypt Asia & Europe.
Eggs are tan with varying specks and blotches.
They are approx. 1 1/4 inch long.
Size and shape will vary slightly, the photo is an example only.
Diamond Dove $2.25 each (out of stock)
Diamond Doves are the smallest doves in the world. They are native to Australia. Eggs are off white with a very slight yellowish tint. They are approx. 3/4 inch long. They will vary in size and shape, the photo is an example only
Duck, Bantam (White/Blue Tint) $1.89 each
From an assortment of various domestic ducks on our ranch. Bantam duck eggs are smaller than standard duck eggs and are white OR bluish tint. They are approx. 2 1/2 inches long. Size, shape and color will vary, the photo is an example only.
Duck , (Blue) $1.89 each
From an assortment of various ducks on our ranch that lay blue eggs. The eggs have a light bluish tint and are approx. 2 1/2 to 3 inches long. Size and shape will vary as will the intensity of color. The photo is an example only.
Duck , (Standard White) $1.89 each
From an assortment of various domestic ducks on our ranch. The eggs are white, and approx.
2 3/4 to 3 inches long. The size and shape may vary, the photo is an example only.
Emu $13.50 each (Temporarily out of stock)
Emu are native of Australia. Eggs are a deep blue to greenish blue They are approx. 5 inches long. Size and shape will vary, the photo is an example only
Pee Wee chicken eggs $1.35 each
Game Hens are the smallest of the Bantam Chickens
The eggs are light brown for the most part, but some are white. They are approx. 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches long.
Size and shape will vary, the photo is an example only.
Goose Eggs $2.49 each
From Assorted domestic geese on our ranch, mostly Toulouse, and China Geese. Eggs are white and approx. 3 to 3 1/2 inches long. 9 to 9 /12 measured around long side. Size and shape will vary, the photo is an example only.
Guinea Hen eggs $2.25 each
Guinea fowl are native of Africa. Eggs are tan with faint spots, although some don't have spots. Some have faint blotches rather than spots. Patterns are inconsistent. They are approx. 1 3/4 to 2inches long. They will vary in size and color, the photo is an example only.
Mute Swan eggs $29.99
Native to Europe, Asia and Africa. They are a dull grey/green in color. Approx. 11- 12 inches when measured all the way around lengthwise. From Domestic stock
Canary, American Singer $8.00 each
They look like miniature Robins Eggs, but will vary in color and spots. They have a very soft and delicate shell, so not recommened for Egg Art. but look cute in a nest or display.They are approx. 3/4 inch long.
Ostrich Eggs $19.99
Ostrich are native of Africa. Eggs are off white. they are approximately 16 to 17 inches when measured all the way around the long way. They will vary . The photo is an example only.
Parakeet Eggs $2.25 each
Parakeet are native of Australia. Eggs are white and have an assortment of shapes from elongated to round. They are approx. 3/4 inches long. They will vary somewhat, the photo is an example only.
Peahen Eggs $3.50 each
Peafowl are native of Asia. Eggs are tinted brown, some may have light spots others are plain. They are approx. 2 3/4 inches long. Size and shape may vary, the photo is an example only.
Pharaoh Quail : See Coturnix
Pheasant Eggs $2.39 each
Pheasants are native of Asia. Eggs vary in color from Khaki brown to darker brown.They are approx. 2 inches long. Size, shape and color will vary, the photo is an example only.
Pigeon Eggs $2.25 each
Pigeons are common world wide, the eggs we offer are from domestic pigeons raised here on the ranch. They are white and approx. 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 inches long. They will vary in size and shape depending on the species of Pigeon they are from. The photo is an example only.
Rhea Eggs $19.99 each
Rhea are native of South America. Their eggs are off white, but some also have a yellowish tint to them. They are approx. 11 - 14 inches measuredall the way around the long way (lengthwise) They are approx.
5 inches tall. They will vary in color, size and shape the photo is an example only.
Ring Neck Dove Eggs $2.25 each
Native of the U.S. and Europe. Eggs are white and approx. 1 inch long. They will vary in size and shape slightly. The eggs in the photo are examples only.
Tinamou (Chilean Bush) $19.99 Each
Approx 2 inches long, side blown for display. They have a natural glossy sheen. From Domestically raised stock, Rare.
Turkey Eggs $2.69 each
Eggs are collected from various turkeys here on the ranch. Eggs are tan with varying degrees of spots. Some are void of spots and have an off white color. They are approx. 2 1/2 to 3 inches long. Size and color will vary depending on the species of turkey.
Valley Quail Eggs $2.25 each (Temp. out of stock)
Native to the U.S. Eggs are off white with varying degrees of dark specks. They have an unique teardrop shape. They are approx. 1 to 1/4 inches long. The background color and spots will vary. The photo is an example only.
Zebra Finch Eggs $2.25 each
Zebra Finch are native to Australia. Their eggs are the smallest of all craft eggs available. They are white with a bluish tint. They are approx 1/2 inch long. They are fairly fragile to work with.
The shape and color will vary. The photo is an example only.
Our Boo Bin and Bits & Pieces
We sometimes have "boo boo" eggs available. These are eggs that have natural occurring blemishes such as "Pimples" (calcium deposits) slightly misshapen or have other anomalies. Sometimes we accidently drill a hole in both ends or the drill slips when we are drilling and the holes are large or out of shape.
Ostrich: $12.50 ea, Rhea $12.50 ea, Emu $7.50 ea, Goose $1.50, Duck $1.25, Chicken $1.00...E-mail to ask availability on these and any other boo boo eggs you might be interested in.
We also have "Bits & Pieces" (broken shells) for Jewelry and Mosaic work $9.00 pound
Special Collectable Eggs
All eggs are from Domestically raised stock
These eggs are available from time to time but not always in stock..
Chilean Bush Tinamou $19.99 each
Have natural glossy sheen, approx. 2 inches long. Side blown for easy display. Rare
Mute Swan $29.00 each
From domestically raised stock.
African Harlequin Quail $5.00 each
Dark brown with black spots, color will vary. Approx. 1 inch long but size will vary. Side blown for easy display
Double Wattled Cassoary $169.00 Each
Very Rare. Approx 5 inches long but will vary. (Temporarily out of stock)