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Extra Care With Expensive Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Oregon Blues, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    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.

  2. Stacykins

    Stacykins Crowing

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    Before any purchase it is wise to do a bit of research. Look at pictures of parent stock, maybe get some previous references, etc. In this day and age it is easy to find if someone uses a stolen photo to represent 'their' birds while trying to scam people.
  3. I think it would be easier ways to get money, but like most things if your business does not have a good reputation. I totally agree with checking out the buyer, check their rep on here if possible. It's like buying a large appiance you would check out the brand rep, reviews, store customer service before you went ahead with the purchase. I myself only buy from known breeders, and egg sites where I know certain breeders sell their eggs.

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