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Hatching eggs wanted

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by CherieVT, May 21, 2011.

  1. CherieVT

    CherieVT New Egg

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    I need hatching eggs for my broody hens. I want pure bred eggs from the following standard breeds.
    Light Brahmas
    Speckled Sussex
    Buff Orpingtons
    Barred Plymouth Rocks
    I will buy up to 24 with a guarantee of fertility for 50% hatch. Eggs from a Certified pullorum free flock. I would want to
    see paperwork proving it.

    I am looking for sources near Dorset, Vermont to assure eggs arrive quickly and in good shape, but it is not necessary. I would also pick them up if required.

    If you have any information about hatching egg sources in the New England area please pass the information along. It would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you for your help.
     
  2. chickengrl

    chickengrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not to be discouraging, but you will probably not find anyone who will guarantee a 50% hatch. You see, they have no idea how the post office might treat the eggs while in transit, and there is no way to know how good your incubation technique is. You might be trying to hatch them in a shoebox under a desk lamp for all they know. Shipped eggs are a gamble and you may get a 0% hatch and there isn't much you can do. It's a chance you take. That being said, your best chance of a good hatch is from local pick up. I would suggest looking on Craigslist, but you might not find an NPIP breeder on there. If they are NPIP, they will have tested negative for pullorum. So, Honestly your best bet is probably someone in the auction section here on BYC who is on the East Coast and also happens to be NPIP. Some folks also use EBAy, but for me that is a bit more risky. It does seem that folks on BYC do try to do the right thing and that makes me more comfortable. The breeders here want to keep a good reputation. Good luck, I hope you find what you are looking for. [​IMG]
     
  3. Edmonds' Farm

    Edmonds' Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    I have the Barred rocks. $37.00 shipped. I wil not gaurentee the hatching but I have had great hatches. I am NPIP certified pullorum free flock!
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2011
  4. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    i have light brahmas,large frame. the ones i showed at the county fair tested ok. 15 eggs for 35.00 shipped. i have had wonderful hatches on shipped eggs and two people had 100 percent hatches from my shipped eggs. best i ever had was 98 percent here on the farm.
     

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