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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TamiHunter, Nov 10, 2009.
I was wondering on how much I could sell my fertilized silkie eggs for. How much per egg...
Are they pet quality or show quality? Where did you get them from? Do you have them penned separately by color or are they all together? There are a lot of factors.
I have them all together. Got them from McMurray hatchery and I have papers for showing them if I want. Right now they are just pets. I have whites, buffs and blacks.
If they're from a hatchery people won't be willing to pay as much as if they were from a good breeder. I don't quite know what you mean about the paper for showing them.
I have papers for showing them if I want
Since chickens don't have pedigrees, do you mean NPIP certification or vet's certificate of health?
Quote:Since chickens don't have pedigrees, do you mean NPIP certification or vet's certificate of health?
I didn't think of that kind of paper.
The hatchery sent me a "right to show" paper. That's all. They didn't send me any other paperwork.
Quote:Anyone can show any bird they want to enter in a show, so I'm not sure what the point of that paper is. Honestly the birds that come from a hatchery that are show quality are few and far between.
Since they're hatchery birds and they're all mixed colors I would say you could sell a dozen for around $10-12.
Never heard of a "right to show" paper. Very weird. Depending on the quality of the parent stock, many charge 50 cents to $1 per egg, plus shipping, for hatching eggs. Some with great stock, a rare breed in a good quality, or just the fad breed of the moment, may charge more than that.