Yes do not buy shipped EE eggs when you can get chicks or eggs from me. I usually set some EE and Del eggs as a control. If they don't hatch then I know something is wrong as they always hatch well. Point, I always have EE chicks to rehome. Though I do like a trade for horse manure when I can get it. I know folks who give it away for the taking but I'm busy and I can always use more.
I'll get some chicks from you in the spring then! I know a person who may take some of my chicks if they end up to be roosters. Do you know if the breeds I plan to hatch would be good to process the extra cockerels? They would be Cochins, isbars, Ameraucanas....I've never processed chickens before, I'd probably find someone to do it for me.