*NEEDED* 2doz+ chick eggs for classroom all have homes

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  1. MrsWright

    MrsWright Out Of The Brooder

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    I am looking for hatching eggs for my sons classroom. The teacher has already sent out flyers to make sure that they will all have homes once hatched.
    This is a small country school in a rural area, so most families already have chickens. :eek:)
    It doesn't matter if they are mutts. Would prefer meat birds and egg layers though, as this is what most of the families will use them for. I am hoping to get them within 2 weeks so that they hatch just before spring break in the classroom.

    ~Thanks~
     
  2. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    If youre in a rural area, I would think you could find plenty of eggs locally. You'll have a much better hatch rate with non-shipped eggs, and you won't have any shipping charges. Can you contact your local Ag extension agent? Im sure he could find you some.
     
  3. MrsWright

    MrsWright Out Of The Brooder

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    We live in a agricultural area. We actually have lots of chicken farms around here, mainly Foster Farms.
    I didn't think that they have fertile eggs for sell though.
    Most of the people around here that have chickens only have a few, just enough for their family not enough for producing 2 doz eggs at a time for the classroom.
    I have checked with the local feed store, but they were very pricey!
    I just don't know anyone with that many chickens. I have always ordered mine and have had great hatch rates. I hatched 7 ducks in december out of 12 eggs and they came from Texas to California.
     
  4. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Have you tried an ad on your local Craigslist? It would also help if you'd put your location in the title.
     
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  5. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sent you a PM. [​IMG]

    Angela
     
  6. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    I was going to suggest craigs list as well. You could also put in a word with your local feed stores. They know who buys chicken feed and could possible hook you up with someone with local eggs.
    Hate for the kids to get disappointed because shipped eggs didn't hatch well
    Good luck though and I hope you get some great eggs!!!
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  7. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:where about in california are you from tomorrow i will be getting around mayby 40 eggs if you are close enough i can share with you
     
  8. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah.. WHERE in calif??? you can come to my place and pick up as many as you want... i could send a few too...
    i have
    cuckoo marans. &(and cuckoomaranX EE)
    blue cochin..
    st. OEG &(OEG X andalusian)
    brown egg layer mixes
    all kinds of bantie mixes.. including seabrights, frizzle, ameracauna,


    i am getting low hatch rates from the marans and cochins right now because the roosters are young and doesnt look like they know what they are doing yet... but i have hatched some from both of them 2 weeks ago...
     

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