just received this question from my ebay auction??????????????

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Country Living Farm, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Hi - just wondering ...Do you ever ship eggs that are about to hatch out? (Like the bigger hatcheries) I live in NW Ark - and have just started to raise backyard chickens - We are having a great time doing so. We got ours when they just hatched, and they are about 3.5 mths now.
    We have not got into the incubator process yet - But would love to have some Frizzles added to our flock - So I thought I might ask.

    Am I missing something here?????????????
  2. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    Millersburg, PA
    Do you think they meant day old chicks?
  3. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    I think they mean chicks that just hatch or you can inform them about how hatching works.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2011
  4. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    I thnk they are asking about day old chicks. The first sentence doesnt make sense, but if you read on about how they bought chicks "when they just hatched". I think that is what they mean.
  5. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    That is what I told them. I do ship them day olds. So I am hoping that is what they meant.

    I was starting to think the PO incubates for us now..... :}
  6. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Hatching eggs are fertile eggs, not yet incubated. You cannot start incubating and then stop to ship the eggs - as the chicks will die.

    Big hatcherys sell incubating eggs, but they have not yet started the incubation process.
  7. ElioraImmanuel

    ElioraImmanuel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2010
    I think that what that newbie is asking is if you ship 1 day old chicks. lol. They don't have a bator so they want are the hatched chicks, but I think they may believe that their chick actually hatched enroute. It really made me giggle. Maybe you should suggest they visit BYC to brush up on how it's done.
  8. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Quote:x2 That's exactly how I read it (and responded), too.
  9. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    I took it to mean they are looking for hatching eggs to hatch themselves. [​IMG]
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I'm thinking they are a little confused as to what hatcheries can supply.

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