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Hatching eggs on ebay

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TheWickedChicken, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. TheWickedChicken

    TheWickedChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not in the market for purchasing hatching eggs, but the other day I came across several listings for hatching eggs on eBay. I'm super curious, is this a fairly normal and validated way to purchase eggs? Would you trust buying hatching eggs from eBay? It just seemed so strange to me, but I'm brand new to world of owning and selling chickens.
     
  2. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Honestly I thought it was strange when I first started with chickens last year. But after not being able to find the breed I wanted locally I ended up buying some off eBay. But with shipped eggs you don't always have a good hatch rate. Only 5/10 of the ones I bought are developing and I still have a ways to go.
     
  3. TheWickedChicken

    TheWickedChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, that's what I figured would happen with shipping, but I suppose that's unavoidable if you can't find eggs locally.
     
  4. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yep. And don't spend a lot. I bought some locally for the EHAL, went and picked them up. Only 3 hatched, the majority were infertile. So it's a gamble buying eggs no matter the transportation to your home.
     
  5. JerAtwater

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    I just got 1 out of 8. Purchased 6, sent 8 and only 1 hatched.

    1 didn't make it out of the egg. The rest don't even look to be fertile.
     

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