Ebay Hatching Eggs

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by chickenman111, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. chickenman111

    chickenman111 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was on Ebay last night and I found out that there are hatching eggs for sale there. I was wondering if it would be a good idea to order them or if it is just a waste of money.

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  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a huge gamble. Shipped eggs can be iffy on hatching and who's to say they are going to be the quality the seller claims they? I have done it and would not do it again. My brahma pullets I got were crap so I just got rid of them and my leghorn chicks I got were the wrong breed. They seller did end up replacing them though. I would say if you want to do it just be aware of what you are buying.
     
  3. chickenman111

    chickenman111 Chillin' With My Peeps

    ok thanks I was just wondering.
     
  4. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    I sell eggs on there and I also buy there and here. Shipped eggs can be a gamble but sometimes it's the only way to get a certain breed you can't find local.
     
  5. chickenman111

    chickenman111 Chillin' With My Peeps

    ok thanks
     
  6. liljunie

    liljunie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It helps to read the feedback of the seller. You can plan on a 50% hatch rate or lower for shipped eggs. I have not seen a big difference in shipped and non shipped eggs though.
     
  7. Alaska Fowl INC

    Alaska Fowl INC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello ..I have purchased egg off from ebay from gamebirdsonly...I won 6 Welsummer bantams eggs ,,Sent me 9 ..4 hatched....I am in Alaska, Fairbanksabout as far away as you can get from a hatcher....So it a big gamble for me..but local do not have the variety that you find on Ebay....Research the seller ask questions....Speakig of asking a question..Gamebird..The four that hatched out ..3 had quail like marking and one was jet black @ hatching,,So far the black one has some gold hackles coming in...but it also has a huge amount of feathers on its head that sticks up...Kinda like a polish or sweedish hen. Do you have those on your property....? If not is the topnot just in the way of the comb,,Hopefully so...never seen a roo this way. Well I hope its a roo.... Thanks again....
     

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