Originally Posted by uncertainty
Thanks for taking the time to do this research for me.
I took this from the webpage for Hawthorn Hills: "Hawthorn Hill is a conservation farm, not a hatchery, so I don't actually sell hatching eggs or baby chicks." so I think that rules them out as a potential source.
Cherry Creek seems to be limited to fertile eggs: "We are not hatching or selling any Chantecler chicks this year. However we do have limited availability of hatching eggs. If you would be interested in getting some of these, please contact us regarding availability." I am concerned that my inexperience would lead to a poor result here. Do you typically find incubating/hatching success rates increase with a couple of years of general poultry experience?
oh bummer! I only googled them, and checked where they were located, never looked into them anymore than that. You should maybe do some googling, or, I wonder if you contacted them and expressed your interest if they would help you out or at least give you a contact for someone who could. Might be worth the phone call! And might lead you to a contact who is closer to you. Let me know if you try and have any luck, or what you decide to do! Are you looking to get chicks or hatching eggs?
Check out this article from the learning centre. It has a great run through of the incubating process as well as some extras. There is also a link on the article to another article for info on the first 60 days as a new chick parent! Remember, with incubating a steady temperature and humidity level are very important!