I would like just a couple, maybe three eggs to hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Dora'smom, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I live in the Portland suburbs, and would like to buy maybe three eggs for my broody to sit on. She is a 25 week old Cuckoo Marans, and the first really dedicated broody I have had out of my 17 birds. She has been broody for a good week or so, sits patiently on her pretty pink golf balls, all puffed up in the darkest corner of the tractor nest box and growls/screeches whenever we try to remove her from her nest, which has been lined with her breast feathers. Since she is new to this, and I don't know how far she will take it, for certain, I would just like to have maybe three eggs. My husband is not interested in more chickens, but I am, though I only want a few more. I went to the Clackamas County Fair poultry area over the weekend, and the woman working the booth didn't know anything about anyone who might have any eggs for hatching. She tried to tell me how to break a broody, which I am not interested in doing, and she persisted in telling me how bad it is for a hen to go broody, and that my hen could die from it. That's one of the reasons I would like a few eggs. That and just having more babies, that is. [​IMG]
    Is there anyone, locally, who might have just a few eggs? I am happy to pay for them, but was hoping to avoid buying extras in case some don't make it due to mishaps in the mail. If I had a choice, I would love more EE's or Marans, Australorps, Orpingtons, Barnevelders [​IMG] , Polish, Welsummers, Sussex or Silkies. . . that's my wish list.
    Please let me know if you can help me. Thanks.
     
  2. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Hello Dora's Mom, are the eggs your chickens lay NOT fertile??? Why did the lady say the hen would die from going broody? she sounds like a real nut case...LOL...I live in Va. so I am not close...I wish I were. I would say come over and pick out some eggs....I have D'Uccles, Partridge Cochins, EE's, and Salmon Faverolles.
     
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  3. Surehatch

    Surehatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wish I could help but I'm in Georgia
     
  4. Cosmopolis Chick

    Cosmopolis Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi Dorasmom, go to one of the Chehalis auctions, it's not that far from you.
    Talk to folks bringing poultry to sell, most will have fertile eggs
    at home - and sometimes a hen will lay an egg on the way to auction!

    Yard Birds Mall
    2100 N. National Ave
    Chehalis, Wa 98532
    THIS ONE: the first and third saturdays of every month (we will not change these dates due to holidays)
    http://www.chehalismarket.com/poultry-auction.php

    OR

    Chehalis Livestock Auction
    328 Hamilton Road North
    Chehalis, WA 98532
    phone: 360-748-3191
    THIS ONE: Contact by email, Auctions start every Friday and scheduled Saturdays at noon.
    http://www.clmauctions.com/
     
  5. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the responses.
    No, the eggs my birds lay are not fertile, as we are not allowed to have roosters. We have rehomed two of them over the past year or so, unfortunately.
    I may try the Chehalis auction, but it sounds as though I would have to wait until the 4th of September for that. I will try to find something through my local chicken expert, as well.
     
  6. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BTW, I can't use the Friday/Saturday option listed with the second Chehalis auction, as this is my Friday/Saturday/Sunday to work, and my husband has made it very plain that he will not help with this. His boss has many chickens, mostly Game birds, but it's where we rehomed our BO rooster Buck, who has at least one BO hen with him. My husband refuses to talk to his boss about a couple of eggs as my husband doesn't want more birds. I've decided I should be doing what I want to in this life, too, so I am going to get her some eggs.
    Wish me luck.
     
  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I can ship eggs to you [​IMG] I have fertile Marans eggs
     
  8. akpeeps

    akpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dora's mom,

    You could try putting a wanted ad on your local Craigslist in the Farm/Garden section.

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     

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