Ebay "Delawares"

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by HighSpringsChix, May 12, 2009.

  1. HighSpringsChix

    HighSpringsChix Songster

    Oct 23, 2008
    High Springs, FL
    Of the 2 dozen eggs I got (half from New Jersey, half from Georgia), 5 chicks hatched. Of the 3 that I kept (2 went to the lady who hatched the eggs) 1 has yellow legs, 1 has GREEN legs, and the last has WHITE legs. Just an FYI if you are looking for hatching eggs on Ebay. [​IMG]

  2. RuffTuffCreampuff

    RuffTuffCreampuff Songster

    Mar 27, 2009
    Gainesville, Texas
    I feel your pain...lol. I got Dels shipped from Kansas from Ebay, and one hatched out tiny and with feathered legs. The egg looked like the other Del eggs, but I think a bantie booted roo must have got in the henhouse. [​IMG]

    I sent an email to the vender but haven't heard back yet.

  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Good quality Delawares are hard to find. Of course, they should have yellow legs.
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Don't be so quick to condemn all Ebay sellers for the actions of one.

  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I do think you will find even the hatcheries are not selling proper Delawares and many people dont know one when they see one. If the ebay sellers have hatchery birds, they are only propagating the same faults their own birds have, unfortunately.

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