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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bayerchicks, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. bayerchicks

    bayerchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I posted a pic of my black leghorns and someone said they wanted eggs. I have never collected eggs from a chicken other than to eat. How do I store them, package them, and ship them? How long are the eggs good for? I have 2 black leghorn hens. How much do I charge for eggs?
     
  2. thebirdguy

    thebirdguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Store them in an egg carton at around 50-55 degrees with the big end up... Put one end of the egg carton up on a couple of books and switch which end is up twice a day. As far as shipping them, there are a plethora of ways to do it.. do a search here on the forum to see pictures and descriptions of just a few.. Depending on where you are and where you are shipping to... you may want to wait till spring to ship..

    As far as price goes... you charge whatever you can sell them for. Sales 101 is that the price is whatever the market will bear.. [​IMG]

    Good luck!
     
  3. bayerchicks

    bayerchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    How many days should I collect before I ship? Will they still hatch if stored for a week?
     
  4. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    If you got a rooster then they'll hatch.

    Personally I'd not want fertile eggs unless they were shipped of packaged eggs within two days before that shipping date. Giving me the buyer eggs within 4 days then my incubtor those eggs in 5. I'd be very happy with that. Suspect any non-hatching on my end of the bargin.
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    When sending eggs to another, I make sure they are no older than 5 days old, add in shipping time and you are up to 8 days. At 10 days they start losing fertility.
     
  6. bayerchicks

    bayerchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys! SO I can collect for 4-5 days so they get the eggs by day 7 or 8. Maybe collect Fri, Sat, Sunday, Monday, and ship Tuesday.
     

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