i have had nothing hatch from shipped eggs and am reluctant to spend more money. i have ordered chicks too but want to try some rare breeds. i bought eggs from four sources and three batches didn't hatch and one stiffed me all together. my bantam hens are dutiful mothers but we wait and wait and then get nothing. i know that it's hard to say something was not neglected after it leaves your house and it will cost the shipper more for replacements. i have a hard time with the things like Marans prices when i may get 0 chicks. for an amount like $40 seems like you should get something?