For the past two years, we have incubated eggs in my high school animal science program. The first year we ordered from My Pet Chickens and had three hatch out of twelve. The other eggs did not develop at all. What I liked was that the eggs were clearly labeled so we knew the breeds. The next year, we ordered from Meyer hatchery. Nine out of eighteen hatched. Most of the eggs developed, but several had problems with position and drowned (students did eggtopsies). Two needed assistance and did fine. One had its head turned completely backwards, but recovered quite well. Another died within a day of hatching. The hatchery told me that they could not mark the eggs as to breed, but using their pictures, the students figured out the breeds, which was better from an educational point of view. This year I am waiting to order, because I am worried that the freezing weather might affect the eggs in shipment. I am wondering if anyone has had experience with several hatcheries so that they could compare as to quality of packing and quality of the eggs they received. Also, has it mattered if one was closer than another? By the way, I pay for the eggs, so I can keep the chickens in my Far Rockaway New York backyard coop. The coop and run a few weeks ago. New Chicks last spring. Students practicing with stethoscopes.