Selling fertilized eggs...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TamiHunter, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. TamiHunter

    TamiHunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering on how much I could sell my fertilized silkie eggs for. How much per egg...
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    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.
     
  3. TamiHunter

    TamiHunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    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.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    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?​
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    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.
     
  7. TamiHunter

    TamiHunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hatchery sent me a "right to show" paper. That's all. They didn't send me any other paperwork.
     
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    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.
     
  9. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Since they're hatchery birds and they're all mixed colors I would say you could sell a dozen for around $10-12.
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    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.
     

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