Need eggs!

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by leighanne, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. leighanne

    leighanne New Egg

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    I live in Spartanburg, SC and am looking for eggs to incubate! We are new to the process - only have hatched one chick before and had to give it to a friend on a farm. We now have plenty of space for a coop and am looking to have 3-5 chickens for eggs and entertainment! Would love a breed that is friendly and docile. I will be willing to pick up eggs anywhere relatively close! [​IMG]
     
  2. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
    Howdy!!
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    I live in PA now, but moved here from Rock Hill, SC.
    The best place to find people in your area with fertile eggs is in the
    "Hatchine eggs: buy, sell trade" area. It's at the bottom of the index page.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewforum.php?id=36
    just put your info there... someone will get in touch with you.
    Good Luck!
     
  3. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi leighanne--I am in Charlotte, NC and would give you some duck eggs if you wanted to drive to get them. They are Indian Runner eggs, and will hatch out in a variety of colors (black, blue, silver, and some fawn & white/blue crosses that should be interesting). I know you want chickens, but ducks are cool too and Indian Runners will give you 200-300 eggs a year. Mine give me an egg a day all spring, summer and fall, and then continue to give them more infrequently in the winter. Duck eggs are more nutritious, larger, and just as delicious as chicken eggs.

    My drake is very good--out of 18 eggs I've set (I just started incubating late this summer), every one of them was fertile. I've also never noticed any infertile eggs among those I've cracked open (I don't always check, but now that I know how to check, I often do just for fun). The eggs themselves are mostly very good for hatching--I get an occasional porous one, or very small, or a strange shape, but still mostly good.

    Here's the only catch I can think of--I currently have only two laying hens (darn predators), so it takes me a few days to save up enough to be worthwhile. But since you only want a few, I could easily save you a half dozen or so.

    Let me know if you're at all interested. I'll be happy to share anything I can about raising ducks and so on. [​IMG]
     
  4. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    I take it you are not looking for shipped eggs? I have some Speckled Sussex. They are one of the nicest breeds there are. And great layers!
     
  5. Hi Leighanne! I emailed you the name of someone right close that should have fertile eggs available.
    If you find yourself down toward Aiken, I almost ALWAYS have eggs available.
    Good luck!
    Lisa
     

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