Ebay Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SilkieChickenLover336, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2011
    New Jersey
    Im pretty sure this goes under this topic.

    Do you guys buy your hatching eggs from Ebay? I usually do because i don't have a rooster! What are your thoughts on this? From my opinion I think its so so. I have had some really bad eggs. For example: I bought $60 Serama eggs. I was really excited because it was my first hatching Seramas! Usually if the seller gives me some extras ill crack one open and see if ill have luck (If i have a fertile spot then I have luck. If I don't then I don't have luck) Well this egg didn't have a fertile spot. Ok so incubate the eggs for 10 days. Then I candle them. All but 1 were duds. I kept the one egg in there. It was a dud too when I candled it on day 15. But on the other side i have had 100% hatches. What is your experience with Ebay? (I couldnt find a thread on ebay eggs so i decided to make one!) Any tips you have to share with fellow bycers?​

    Last edited: Apr 15, 2012
  2. minpinmama

    minpinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 24, 2010
    I've gotten duds and also some nice hatches out of ebay eggs.
    Have Swedish Flower Hen chicks hatching now, so far have 6.
  3. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2011
    New Jersey
    how many eggs did you receive?
  4. sbucciarel

    sbucciarel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2012
    My Coop
    So glad to hear it's not all bad on Ebay. Just ordered some eggs and they're on the way.
  5. Moonkit

    Moonkit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2011
    Richardson, Texas
    I had 4/8 hatch under a broody hen out of e-bay eggs. The ones I currently have under broody's were all locally bought. Still hoping for the hatching gods to smile again though!
  6. teckkev

    teckkev Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 19, 2009
    Hillsboro, OH 45133
    I bought eggs 1 time on ebay and it was local.. $2.50 for 24 Leghorn eggs :) I was the only bid. Sad part is, I never seen the seller on Ebay again :( Eggs were fertile.

  7. LilMissChz

    LilMissChz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2012
    North East, Maryland
    I got my eggs off of a New Hampshire Farmer on eBay and had 50% success. Since I didn't want a lot of chickens, the 6 chicks I hatched were just fine with me. Only 1 arrived scrambled in it's shell. 2 later quit and upon hatching 3 failed to hatch. I did NOT open them to see what went wrong because I couldn't handle the heartache of seeing dead chicks unnecessarily. But it was probably my error. Had I not been a novice hatcher, I may have had a nearly 75% success rate.

    One of my opinions of eBay buying is, the delivery of eggs, ie: postal service, UPS, etc. plays a big part in your hatch. That is given the fact that you are receiving fertile eggs. If I had it to do over again, I'd buy my eggs from the same person again. I only paid $2 for 10 eggs, got 2 extras and 6 hatched. I'm happy with my results.
  8. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2011
    New Jersey

    definitely the Postal service plays a big part! They seen so much boxes I don't think they even read them anymore. I have had one box come to me with 85% of the eggs exploded! It was also the sellers fault because he just put eggs in a box with packing peanuts. I paid $25 for 12 lavender silkie eggs. I got a refund and more eggs. This time they were wrapped in paper towels and foam and around them were packing peanuts. He claimed his wife made the box. YEEAAAA okkkk
  9. jamesbwood

    jamesbwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've noticed that at least some of the people that sell here are they same people that sell on eBay and other places as well. Sometimes eBay has lower prices.

    I think a lot of the success or failure has to do with what happens in transit, and not the platform the sale is made on.

  10. Sweetlilbaby

    Sweetlilbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2012
    Tacoma Washington
    I bought ebay eggs once. The first batch had a 0 hatch that was incubator issues. But the seller contacted me on day 21 to ask how the hatch went, when I said nothing hatched and told why I was offered a dozen new eggs for price of shipping. I of course took the offer and then had 6 successfully hatch out of that. all of them were fertile, they all were active on day 18 in their eggs. They hatched day 22, 7 pipped but only 6 fully hatched.
    with those two experiences I decided to give up on that. Now I'm thinking about trying the store bought free range eggs. I've read somewhere that people have successfully hatched them. And I figure I can get those for $2 a dozen. So if i buy 2 dozen and after a week there is nothing going on inside I can feed them to the dogs. I think it's worth a try for the price.

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