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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kdolly87, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. kdolly87

    kdolly87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where's the best place to buy reasonably priced hatching eggs?? Looking for speckled sussex, jersey giants, orpington, and plymouth rocks. Any advice is greatly appreciated!!!! :D ps: got an incubator for Christmas!!!!! Ahhh!!!
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Try finding some with in driving distance. I have bought hatching eggs that were mailed 4 times. The first box of them had a great hatch rate. The next batch a couple of them hatched. The last two batches? 0 hatched.

    Join all of the threads you can find on this site that belong to the state you live in. Someone there may be able to help you. You can also check the buy, sell and trade threads on this site.
     
  3. MontanaBR

    MontanaBR New Egg

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    I would start with anything local if possible. Shipping is very hard on eggs especially with extreme temps. I have had poor hatches from eBay. I hatched 2 out of 16 Barred Rocks. One was born with congenital loco. I wasn't prepared for euthanizing a baby chick and raising a lonely chick in winter. If you do try eBay I recommend getting them from the closest supplier.
     

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