I noticed last year on E-Bay sellers are now offering to hatch eggs then ship the chicks. Since selling live animals on E-Bay is a no-no,by selling the eggs,then offering the hatch service gets around this stipulation.One particular auction comes to mind where this in my opinion,should have been done. It was a lady selling very rare white cornish chicken eggs,a dozen sold for $355 and there was some chatter about them on Facebook,that the shells was very thin,and none hatched for the buyer. Buying shipped fertile eggs has always been a topic here. Mainly they cost much less than buying a live peachick but from my experience and spending a small fortune on shipped eggs when I started,it's very cost effective to just buy live birds and cough up the cash.I noticed many times when I used to buy,the added "extra" eggs sellers would include oftentimes was more than 10 days old when they arrived to me. Then we have the unscrupulous sellers who offers eggs and never does a fertility check. And we all know how the Postal Service "seeks out" boxes labeled "FRAGILE-HATCHING EGGS" to see just how well you have packed them. But the same risk goes with shipping live peachicks in the way they are handled. I once bought 24 live french black copper marans chicks coming from a breeder in Tennessee. Once they arrives the ink writing on the box had gotten very wet and had run,much like mascara. It was evident the small box of chicks had been left sitting outside someplace and was rained on. Needless to say,not one chick in the box of 24 was alive when it arrived at my post office.And those days was when Marans was selling for the price of gold! The thing about selling eggs,then hatching them is the fact the buyer would need to wait over a month after the purchase for the eggs to be hatched,then shipped. I wonder then if it's abnormally hot outside how would the peachicks fare in the back of a hot delivery truck? Selling this way takes some of the risk away but the monetary loss is much higher if the live peachicks dies.I know there is insurance but really we know the buyer really just wants the peachicks over the cash. We need to add more breeding pens this year and my incubator will be overstuffed most of hatch season.The Humidaire will hold 400 eggs but for about 75% of the season this will be too small unless I use my homemade hatcher that will hold maybe 150 eggs.So selling "live chicks" still will not solve my problem. But once again,selling fertile eggs will. Anyone bought this way before off e-bay?