Hatching Egg Purchase....Bad Idea????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ducati, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Ducati

    Ducati Out Of The Brooder

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    OK......I hope someone will help me understand and make me feel better on why I paid $50 to a BYC egg hatchery for 15 hatching eggs (6 White Leghorns/9 Buff Or).

    I looked in my local Craigslist, and see several posts for a dozen eggs (fertile) for only $6????? This of course after I bought the $50 worth online already.....

    Is the quality of bird better, or better hatch rate possibility, or...?????????
     
  2. hmmm that i don't know.
    I would ask the person you got the eggs from what lines they are from , and they may be breeding stock instead of hatchery stock which does make a huge difference .

    The ones on craigslist i would ask them the same questions and take it from there.

    Hope that helps some.

    Fay
     
  3. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    sorry, I cannot make you feel better

    I cannot say which are the better eggs..

    but I would have gone with the craigs list eggs ..

    most likely they would be closer and you could have picked them up

    with mailed eggs I have found the hatch % to be far less.. I shoot for 50% on mailed eggs..

    other people will no doubt disagree with me.. but I am just stating what I have experienced..

    can you stop the shipment?? and get your money back??

    use this as a learning experience..

    this is the best I can do for you..

    .......jiminwisc........
     
  4. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I am guessing the OP is not concerned at this point of the quality of the chickens.. I seems to me they just wanted some eggs that will hatch.. for first time hatchers, I would have recommended the cheaper eggs..

    ...jiminwisc........
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    hatcheries charge a LOT for their eggs, don't know why [​IMG]
    I get my eggs from BYC members.....
     
  6. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I do not buy many any more, but last year I paid $3.oo/doz for meat type chicken eggs. I bought 30 doz

    I kept 1 rooster.. he is going to begin work this week ..
     

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