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How pretty are these eggs??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CautiousVenturer, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. CautiousVenturer

    CautiousVenturer In the Brooder

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  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

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    The eggs are beautiful, but I would say don't incubate unless you know FOR SURE you have a place to keep them.
     
  3. cmfarm

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    You could always hatch them and then sell them.
     
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

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    It's not always that easy. It can depend upon where a person lives. I live in a rural area (as in, 20 miles from town, neighbors a mile or more away) and everyone who wants to have chickens has them. You can't even give them away. In an urban area, it could be just as difficult because people can't have chickens. Also, if a person is worried about what might happen to their chickens once they're sold or given away, that will be difficult, too. You'd have to be able to sell or give them away and not look back. That's why you need to know you have a place to keep them or a market for them before hatching.
     
  5. cmfarm

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    I guess that is possible. Where I live it is rural and also about 45 minutes from a very large town (Austin) and get people in both areas buying chicks, even the males. And I sell them and "don't look back" as you put it.
     
  6. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Yeah, our nearest "large" town is 1 1/2 hours away, and not nearly as large as Austin. Lots of farmland between here and there. You're fortunate to have a market for excess chickens.
     
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    I'm 98% percent sure I won't, but I'm drooling over the day I'll have such chocolatey dark and speckly eggs like those!
     

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