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Best assortment of hatching eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dbjay417, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. dbjay417

    dbjay417 Songster

    Dec 14, 2007
    I'm looking for a hatchery that can be accessed via internet that has a good variety of fertile chicken eggs.

    McMurray was a bust as they only have assortments, and Meyer, the only other hatchery I found that even offers fertile eggs, is out of stock or whatever.

    Can anyone provide me with a good website?

  2. Pinenot

    Pinenot Songster

    Sep 11, 2007
    Check Cackle Hatchery...I am not sure if they do eggs but you can check.
  3. dbjay417

    dbjay417 Songster

    Dec 14, 2007
    I got three hatcheries that ship eggs.

    One is sold out

    And the other two may or may not ship to Puerto Rico. i've contacted them and included the details of my current predicament, I'll post the results of my quarry when i get the responses.
  4. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

    Jul 14, 2007
    EXIT 109 on 95
    Quote:That may be a problem, what are the import/export rules for eggs? Even if you showed buying them as a food egg, what is the NORMAL shipping time of other things?? ie if I sent you a pair of gloves, would they be to you within a week?? if not regardless of rules, eggs may not be viable by the time they get to you.
  5. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Songster

    Apr 5, 2007
    What about Ideal? don't know if they ship to P.R. but looks like you can order whatever kind they have (and they have LOTS of varieties.)

  6. dbjay417

    dbjay417 Songster

    Dec 14, 2007
    Since puerto rico is a commonwealth aka territory of the US we are services by the US postal service.

    I recently ordered coffee beans for planting from an oregon based company via mail. I recieved the ''order shipped'' email on jan 20th and my beans arrived this morning in the mail. Thats three days, by my experience thats a pretty average time.

  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    I heard that shipments in and out of PR have been halted due to possible detection of AI. Have you heard anything about that? I haven't had time to look into it to verify the accuracy of such a statement, but I will see if I can find additional info.


    NYREDS Crowing

    Jan 14, 2008
    IMO you'd be better off ordering chicks. Hatcheries don't sell eggs very cheaply and as a rule shipped eggs don't hatch real well. I think you'll find that in most cases the per chick cost is higher with shipped eggs than it would have been had you just ordered chicks.
    Now I know someone will respond about the time they bought 20 hatching eggs and all 20 hatched but believe me that's the exception, not the rule.
    Sorry about people not knowing that PR is part of the US-our education system at work. Regards to the Virgin Islands.

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