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I would like to purchase 2 fertilized eggs for my brooding hen.

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Does anyone know where I can get just two eggs? No local farmers to help out. I live in South Dakota and have 3 barred rock. Since I am in the city, can only have 6 chickens and don't really need more than 4 or 5. Most hatcheries in our area sell them in a much larger quantity. Would like something similar in size when adult.  Thanks for your input and help.

post #2 of 7

You can try posting in the South Dakota thread or the Buy, Sell, Trade section.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/36/chicken-hatching-eggs

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch/?search=south+dakota&output=all&containingforum%5B0%5D=26&type=all&advanced=1

 

Keep an eye on Craigslist or post a wanted ad on Craigslist.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 5/26/16 at 12:09pm

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #3 of 7

You need to bear in mind that not all eggs will hatch for a variety of reasons, especially if they are mailed, so it might be worth buying half a dozen and selling any extras that you might have. You also need to be prepared to deal with any cockerels that result.... 50% are likely to be cockerels but you could be unlucky with so small a sample and get all cockerels, or lucky and get all pullets. My neighbour was unlucky and got 4 out of 4 cockerels, so it does happen. Good luck with your broody hen and getting her some eggs.

Broody hens are the best! 

post #4 of 7

Rebrascora gave such good information. I forgot to mention that in my post. I was thinking the same thing. If shipping, you probably want to buy a dozen eggs since hatching rate will be lower. Even if picking up fresh eggs locally, you probably want at least 5 eggs. They won't all hatch and if lucky, with 5 you may get 2 pullets.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #5 of 7
You can buy eggs on ebay
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

I do realize that I could get males instead of females, so would need more than 2 and doubt anyone wants to sell less than 6 but certainly don't want to buy a dozen and end up with lots of chickens I would need to get rid of. Thanks for the reminder and for those who read this also.

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks Rebrascora. Helpful.

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