Originally Posted by Auroradream26
Wow, that's a bunch of different breeds! If you ordered silkies from chickenlittlefarm on ebay, I got some from her too. They all developed and most of them hatched
My goal is to have 1 of MANY types of chickens, all different colored eggs. I'll sell all the extras.
I ordered 6 from dy_ad4 on Ebay. They sent 8, but the box got really beat up. 2 eggs were beyond cracked, 1 had hairline cracks (no leaking) that I sealed with wax. The air cells were super wonky. I let them know, not asking for anything, just letting them know about the damage. They immediately (within 2 days) shipped me 6 new eggs. I paid them for the shipping, since I really didn't expect them to send me more eggs. I set all 12, 36 hours apart from each other., so the second six will get locked down a day early. I've been trying to order eggs on Ebay from shippers that are within a state or two from me. The Polish and Maran eggs are coming from 2 different people in Arizona. Dy_ad4 is up in Crescent City, CA.
I am trying to see if distance traveled impacts my eggs.
It's funny, I'm not zoned for chickens. Not even 1 and I have 14 laying adult hens, 6 adult silkies (2 rooster), 10 four month old chickens (1 VERY loud rooster), 24 chicks from Feb/March hatches (nobody crowing yet), 38 chicks from the Easter HAL, 17 that hatched this last batch and a bunch already brewing in 2 incubators. There are still some silkie babies out in the silkie coop that are from Nov and Dec hatches. Most of those I sold, I'm not sure how many I still have - maybe 4 and they are all suspected roosters.
Definitely too many chickens.