I am a newbie at the whole chicken thing, and am having a hard time locating hatching eggs. i honestly can't afford to pay 20+ dollars for a dozen eggs to be shipped to me, and every effort I have made to find contacts to buy eggs from locally hasn't panned out. I bought my last couple dozen at a local small animal auction, but being new to this I didn't realize the poor quality of the eggs I was sold until they were in the 'bator. Lots of porous eggs, had sat waiting for a while, calcifications, the whole nine yards. Only got about a 40% hatch rate and I know from the lengths I went to that conditions were nearly as good as I could get them in my incubator so I honestly don't think it was me this time. Anyone know anyone near me to sell me some eggs? Breed isn't important--just want to hatch some cuties.