purchasing hatching eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by fairwindminishetland, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. fairwindminishetland

    fairwindminishetland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I Am new to the forum and am looking forward to the wealth of information to be learned from other chicken enthusiasts. I am currently thinking about buying some hatching eggs from gabbard farms and wondered what other had for hatch rates from those they'd purchased? ANy help here would be appreciated. And Does anyone know anything about Iowa BLues? Need help with what is desirable.... We have Iowa Blues, Wellsummers, Delawares.
     
  2. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
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    Gabbard Farms have some amazing eggs and Julie is wonderful to deal with. She's a great seller, packages carefully and stands behind her birds.

    If you've never purchased hatching eggs through the mail before, let me just warn you, that no matter who you buy them from, a 50% hatch rate is considered good. Shipping can be hard on eggs, so generally you have lower hatch rates on shipped eggs than you do when hatching out of your own eggs, but I love the variety you can get buying hatching eggs.

    Glad you joined the forum! [​IMG]
     
  3. fairwindminishetland

    fairwindminishetland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I am going to try and pick them up from her, that way maybe the hatch rate will be greater! Just wondered about her birds...are they as stated?
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Personally I wouldn't buy from them.
     
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  6. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Eastern Kentucky.
     
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. Good luck with your hatching. [​IMG]
     

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