I have a question?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ttrammell, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. ttrammell

    ttrammell Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2013
    SEK Pittsburg area
    I'm new here and new to Chickens, well sort of. We had a small flock of RIR's 15 years ago, and loved it. Of course there wasn't all the information out there like there is today at your finger tips. Anyhow my question is, why are hatching eggs higher in price than baby chicks? I've been looking at a couple mail order hatcheries and, unless I'm reading it wrong eggs are .50 to 1.00 more than chicks, is that right? If so why?
  2. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 5, 2011
    Probablies because they will want the money back that they spent incubating the chicks :)
  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
    Thats a very good question! I dont have an answer, but my guess would be that chicks can be thrown in a box and shipped but eggs need individually wrapped and packaged and that could take some time.

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