Buying chicksis fine, most o my chickens are from hatcheries, except my blk copper maran, he's from a shower's stock. I think you sould just candle your eggs(if u didn't chuck em or already candle) and see where you went wrong and then try again with less valuable eggs. Hey, last year I had about sixty eggs, and none of them hatched. I muttereda few curses, took the door off my incubator, and put in two dozen random eggs. Five hatched, 3 roos and 2 hens. I still have the hensand 1 of the roos.
So you must not give up, frustrating as it is. I've blown entire hatches, and accidentally killed chicks with my stupid mistakes. There are lotsa people selling chicks, I got bored yesterday and was going through the 'sell' lists. Realy only marans and silkies tho. But there's also orphingtons.
What's the difference btwn a buff rock and a buff orphington anyways? I don't get it.
Sorry if I'm annoyinganyon with my amateur's questions, I have my hypothesis to most of wht I ask(except on chicken breeds) I just like varifying everything I know, I don't wannagiveothers the wrong info. Done it b4. Don't wanna do it again.
Buff is a color, Plymouth Rock and Orpingtons are breeds. Like you can have two black dogs, but one might be a Chihuahua, and one might be a Belgian Sheepdog.