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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by james shook, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. james shook

    james shook Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi my name is james i have been raiseing chickens for years but now i want to go and start hatching my own. I just bought a sportsmen hatcher and incubator from a good friend of mine. Any tips on where to buy eggs that are not a barn yard mix.
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow Welcome to BYC and Happy Holidays! Good luck in your search. The BYC Buy-Sell-Trade forum has a Hatching Eggs section. https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/36/chicken-hatching-eggs Maybe try posting in the VA state thread in the Where Am I Where Are You forum for local eggs. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/80/virginia If you are interested in a specific breed, you could try their threads in the Breeds, Genetics & Showing forum. There are also quite a few hatching eggs for sale on e-bay.
     
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  4. james shook

    james shook Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. Really looking forward to meeting new friends
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG], and hello to you [​IMG]
    You need to look up egg hatching 101 this is a great place
    to start but If you have never tried mail order egg's
    before I am here to tell you it is a crap shoot best to get
    egg's locally or from your own yard and practice first as
    this can be very pricy and time consuming and a hard
    way to learn about hatching now do not let me make you
    disappointed about hatching it is just I have been doing
    this for over 40 years now and the mail order eggs are
    a 50/50 at best ...............

    gander007[​IMG]
     
  7. BrickWall Honey

    BrickWall Honey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome in, post up some pics when you start hatching.
     
  8. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! x2 on Kelsie's advice good luck to you!
     

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