question on hatching at this time of year?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cynthia12, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    Where are all of you getting your eggs? Are any of you having them mailed to you from a distance? It's cold here, wondered how that works...or not. Maybe you all have fertile chickens of your own? I would love to be hatching babies right now, but I'm..ahem..chicken, to order through mail. I have seen some on here for sale that I would love to get, but am afraid of the cold here.
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    As for hatching eggs, I've received some before at this time of year from Michigan and they were just fine. I think it's all about the packing and how well done it is, plus the weather between you and the seller.

    It isn't the safest to get hatching eggs right now, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't. Choose a place closer to you or a place that would go through a relatively warmer route, and choose a breed that isn't as prone to have lower fertility.

    If you want something more on the expensive side, wait a month or two. February is right around when egg sales pick up, March is when you're much better off.
  3. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    I purchased mine from ebay - they arrive today. I'll let you know if they are good or not.
  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    Utah can eat 50 eggs??? And I thought I liked eggs!

    Yes, please let me know how your hatch goes. I like what you had to offer! I'm in Utah..isn't it cold in Washington right now? Ours keeps going up and down..single in the mid 20's, tomorrow finally in the 30', pretty cold. Maybe I can find someone that has some fertile eggs around here...! [​IMG]
  5. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

    Jun 11, 2010
    York PA
    Cynthia where in Utah are you? I live in Stockton which is about 45 minutes southwest of SLC. I would only be able to offer barnyard mix but I just hatched some out so I know that Mr. Cogburn is doing his job!
  6. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    Quote:Hey, I just saw this, haven't been on my computer. Sure..the weather is going to be above freezing this week! I live in Spanish Fork. I would love to have some eggs to hatch. Let me know. Maybe I will send you a message too. Get back with me..sooner than I did you.. [​IMG]
  7. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    I have fertile eggs of my own mutts in the bator. I have never ordered any through the mail.
  8. drezac10

    drezac10 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 24, 2010
    Pine Island, MN
    I ordered 28 eggs from 2 different sellers on byc. They came from Florida and Ohio and shipped to MN. I started with 19 in an incubator and am down to 13 that are developing. Also have 9 under a broody hen and need to candle them yet. I am new to hatching but noticed that I had a broody hen and decided to give it a try.
  9. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    Quote:So, you have 13 developing? That isn't bad at all! Good luck. Was it cold when you had them you remember?
  10. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    Quote:x 2

    I have driven acouple of hours one way to pick up eggs for hatching. . . . so look around close to you .

    I too would be afraid to pay Big bucks for eggs right now - - - didn't they just shut down the Altlanta airport because of the snow?

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