I have a quick question,

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by trilyn, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Is it possible to buy a half dozen eggs or full dozen of 2 different breeds? I am looking into getting an incubator (dh is buying it for me for x-mas!) and I just wanted to start small. I don't have a ton of room where I live and was curious if anybody would do this. I see all the time that you all sell eggs of one breed by the dozen. I am wanting to get some BCM's and lavender or splash Ameraucana's. What say you? Or if there is a reason for the dozen other than hatch rate, please explain to clueless here! Thanks!

    To the mods-if this is in the wrong place, forgive me!!
     
  2. Cornychick

    Cornychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen 1/2 dozens for sale at quite a few different sites/breeders.
     
  3. HenPen

    HenPen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2009
    New Hampshire
    I have seen several people selling less then a dozen or a dozen that was the combo of different breeds.
     
  4. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Well, thank you both-apparently I can't read!! lol [​IMG]
     
  5. Cornychick

    Cornychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    now is the tough part....which ones to buy first??[​IMG]
     
  6. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    Hi, the reason for the dozen (which I prefer) is because shipped eggs typically do not hatch as well as eggs laid by your own chickens. So out of 6 eggs sometimes you only get 1-4 to hatch. Then you have to hope that you get at least 1 of each sex.
    The more eggs you start out with the better chance to have several chicks survive.
     
  7. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Quote:Yeah, I've read about the horror stories of shipped eggs. [​IMG] My dilemma is space, but I can always sell what I don't need and well....I have a feeling once I start I won't be able to hold myself back!! lol Now to find a breeder for really, really dark chocolate Marans eggs and gorgeous sky blue Ameraucan or Araucana eggs-let the shopping begin! hehehehe [​IMG]

    Anyone know any good breeders for Marans and Ameraucanas?
     
  8. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Quote:hmmm........I may have to flip a coin! Or talk my dh into a bigger incubator?!!
     
  9. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    Quote:Yeah, I've read about the horror stories of shipped eggs. [​IMG] My dilemma is space, but I can always sell what I don't need and well....I have a feeling once I start I won't be able to hold myself back!! lol Now to find a breeder for really, really dark chocolate Marans eggs and gorgeous sky blue Ameraucan or Araucana eggs-let the shopping begin! hehehehe [​IMG]

    Anyone know any good breeders for Marans and Ameraucanas?

    You can go to the Ameraucana breeders club for a list of breeders that sell eggs http://www.ameraucana.org/, I know that there is one for Marans as well I just haven't been on that one.
     
  10. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Quote:Yeah, I've read about the horror stories of shipped eggs. [​IMG] My dilemma is space, but I can always sell what I don't need and well....I have a feeling once I start I won't be able to hold myself back!! lol Now to find a breeder for really, really dark chocolate Marans eggs and gorgeous sky blue Ameraucan or Araucana eggs-let the shopping begin! hehehehe [​IMG]

    Anyone know any good breeders for Marans and Ameraucanas?

    You can go to the Ameraucana breeders club for a list of breeders that sell eggs http://www.ameraucana.org/, I know that there is one for Marans as well I just haven't been on that one.

    Thank you!! I'll be checking that out for sure!
     

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