I just want to say this about shipped eggs. When you are buying really expensive breeds of eggs, be extra careful about checking up on the seller. Because the eggs sell for large amounts of money, any crook that is going to run a scam is going to choose those expensive eggs to do it with. They aren't going to go to the effort to cheat people for $3 a dozen hatching eggs when they can cheat people for $100 a dozen hatching eggs. That doesn't mean that most people selling expensive eggs are crooks. Odds are, if they have expensive birds, they are serious reputable breeders. But if you just happened to be a conman and intended to sell grocery store eggs as hatching eggs, wouldn't you prefer to get $100 for them? You pack them badly (cheaply) and it doesn't matter whether they hatch or not Check that feedback carefully. Send an email and see how well the seller communicates. Ask around about them. That's done before you purchase.. It's too late afterwards.