collecting fertile eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rohrspoultry, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. rohrspoultry

    rohrspoultry Out Of The Brooder

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    I sell hatching eggs but how do you sell hatching eggs from breeds that don't lay all the time like to get 6 or so to sell
     
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    One way would be to have more than 1 hen of than breed.
     
  3. rohrspoultry

    rohrspoultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!!! And I do have 3 hens but they lay around 4 eggs a week all together but I can't just store those eggs to go into next week's because the hatch rate will go down
     
  4. cstronks

    cstronks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best of luck! Great advice from EggSighted4Life. That is a great way to know what eggs you can sell for hatching.
     
  5. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    You would sell four at a time then if you want to sell a batch a week. I collect and set in ten day increments.

    What kind of hens are they? What do you feed them?
     
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  6. rohrspoultry

    rohrspoultry Out Of The Brooder

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    They are modern game bantams and layer crumble with oyestershell
     
  7. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    You only need oyster shell if you aren't doing layer feed. Since you have a rooster (I think), though, I would skip there layer feed and feed all flock since roosters don't need / shouldn't have layer and keep offering oyster shell.

    I couldn't find much on that breed but I guess they are laying as expected so you'd either have to get more birds or collect for 10-14 days to sell larger batches.
     
  8. rohrspoultry

    rohrspoultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     

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