Buying eggs to incubate

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CanChaser, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. CanChaser

    CanChaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2011
    Hiawatha kansas
    Where is the best place to buy eggs for incubating?
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    close by where you live if you are just learning. Shipping eggs is expensive and really decreases your odds of success. I have read many times on here that people hatch Trader Joe's eggs just to learn on.
  3. CanChaser

    CanChaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2011
    Hiawatha kansas
    Well I have had chickens my whole life but I have not used an incubator since I was younger. We had started hatching our own eggs but we had a dog kill all our hens. It was awful. We came home and they were all killed. My kids and I were heart broken. The dog is gone now. We found it a new home where there are no chickens. We have hatched a few we got b4 they died but we would like some more so that's why I was asking about buying eggs. I'm definately far from an expert but I have some experiance.
  4. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

    Sep 4, 2009
    Find the thread from your state and start asking if anyone has eggs you can get. You may find some purebred breeders, or maybe not. But if all you want is some chickens for in your yard, you should be able to find someone.
    What state are you in?
  5. lincolnsilkies

    lincolnsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2011
    Lincoln Nebraska
    I think it would depend on what kind of chickens you want to hatch but the closer they are is better i had some eggs shipped about 800 miles and had a wonderful hatch rate mine were silkies though that i ordered also unless you are set on hatching some eggs you could always check out on here or your local craigslist to find some that are already hatched also they have a great group of people on here to get eggs from you could check to see if anyone is close to you.
  6. CanChaser

    CanChaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2011
    Hiawatha kansas
    Thanks! I think I found some close to us! Yay! We r not that picky on the breed. We just keep them as pets. The kids Ike them but I think I am addicted! Lol. We also have ducks, geese, and turkeys.
  7. naakte

    naakte Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    Branson, missouri
    lisa from aiken N C i had great hatch rates from her shipped eggs both times
  8. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    Quote:I agree with this. Buy close to avoid shipping.

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