I have an 80% male track record getting day old chicks from a local producer. I recently got a small incubator, and felt that I could now get hatching eggs so I could relieve myself of my suspicion that he is picking out the obvious females and selling the rest as "straight run". I placed a small order and asked for eggs. He was hesitant, and told me his hens weren't producing well so I'd have to wait and see. He called to say they were available, but he only had chicks, and once his bator was empty he was putting in a few hundred goose eggs (so I would not be able to get the breed I wanted). I agreed to get the day olds (SUCKER!!) I went to his place and he was out. There was someone else there to give the chicks to me. He had marked the 3 I was getting with paint in a binful of same breed chicks. They werre given to me and I left, wondering why on earth he chose the 3 I could have when there were something like 20 others there. He doesn't want to sell hatching eggs, thinking they wouldn't bring in the money the chicks do. He seemed surprised that we offered to pay the same amount for eggs as chicks. Maybe this will be something he will consider in the future. I wish I could just get over it, and trust that it's my own bad luck... if that is the case! Does this sound odd to you? We offered to pay more for sexed pullet chicks and he said he doesn't sex them.