Originally Posted by napdognewfie
Interesting. But what happens in case of disaster?
Well, put it in perspective. I provide top of the line incubators (GQF 1402, Brinsea Ova Easy 380, Brinsea Octagon 20s). I calibrate and hand pick my best eggs that are fresh and clean, put them in sanitized flats in a sanitized incubator, turn on the turner, put some water in the reservoir, and go on vacation.
When I come back, I candle and send pics. If more than 5 chicks hatch out of a dozen, then all the extra chicks are free. So it's worth the gamble for the buyer. 50% is a pretty abysmal hatch rate that I could hit in the EZ-Bake, so in the GQF it should be easy.
I'd like to line up a second customer. It's the double or nothing mentality.
And I changed the price before I quoted the customer. I get $4 a dozen for table eggs, $12 a dozen for select hatching eggs (same eggs, but special handling and handpicking for best shell quality and consistent size), or $20 a dozen run through my incubator.
Edited by WalnutHill - 12/5/15 at 6:39pm