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School Hatching Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by darbella, May 11, 2011.

  1. darbella

    darbella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2008
    New Hampshire
    My nephews class is looking to hatch out about 70 white leghorn chicks and he asked me if I can get him eggs. At the time I figured I would give them my barnyard mix eggs, but for some reason the teacher wants the white leghorns. Anyone out there know where to get them and if they can donate them or discount them to a school?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    You could go to the nearest Trader Joes... they have fertile leghorn eggs.
     
  3. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    NW,Missouri
    Try Ebay...
    I typed hatching egg white leghorn and 9 diffrent ones popped up on ebay.
     
  4. darbella

    darbella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Quote:I wonder if they would hatch out? I have hatched out 3 week old eggs that I have set on the kitchen counter, but never a refrigerated egg.
     
  5. darbella

    darbella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Quote:Yes, I looked on ebay, but they need 70 and the cost of the auction and shipping I dont think is in their bidget. I know there must be a source of supplying schools with eggs, but need to find it.
     
  6. tataharris

    tataharris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At our school, the county 4-H provides free eggs for hatching in the classroom. These are the Cornish Cross meat chickens though. You could contact your local, county, or state 4-H office, and they might be able to give you information on finding the ones that are needed.

    Hope this helps!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read on here a few times that the University of Texas's agricultural department sells white Leghorn hatching eggs fairly cheaply...
     
  8. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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  9. TX AG Lab Teacher

    TX AG Lab Teacher Out Of The Brooder

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    I got mine from Texas A&M...only 1 hatched...but it was my first time. Also, I don't think they are white leghorns....mine is black and yellow....also not sure where you are but they might not ship out of Texas. You can try though...here is the dept contact information...very nice people:

    Ag Teacher resources
    Egg to Chick - Hatching Eggs in the Classroom
    - TAMU Poultry Farm phone number - 979-845-4367

    http://gallus.tamu.edu/extensionprograms/youth_programs/index.htm
     
  10. darbella

    darbella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2008
    New Hampshire
    thanks for all the suggestions. I am passing the info on to his teacher.
     

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