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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mahen8622, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. mahen8622

    mahen8622 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just wondering is EBAY really that great of a place to buy your hatching eggs???
     
  2. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    don't know for i have never bought any on e-bay, but i can't see why it would not be, chicken poeple are the same where ever they sell there eggs, i think so
     
  3. mahen8622

    mahen8622 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just wasnt sure how honset everyone was on there
     
  4. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    just get eggs from people here. unless you can get a real good deal off e-bay.
     
  5. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    I think you probably get a mix of people selling eggs on Ebay just like anything else you take a chance when yo are buying from strangers.
     
  6. chickenlover456

    chickenlover456 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just bought 4 Rhode Island Red eggs on Ebay. THey were shipped in perfect condition, no cracks. As long as the person has at least 98% good feedback, you should be fine. It's also good if the person is selling other items that are related to chickens, so you can tell the person specializes in it.
    Good luck!
     
  7. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    I have gotten some from there...not bad but look at everyone's feedback and always remember Buyer Beware. Lots of folks looking to make a buck and not real honest...probably best to look around here first. I am getting some eggs from some real nice folks (sending the eggs before I send them payment...now that is trusting and good people!)
     
  8. mahen8622

    mahen8622 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well htey are blue silkie eggs (supposedly lol) and i have been begging for silkie eggs on here for a week and no one can help me find any or have any those blue ones are only 7 eggs for 20.50 is htat a good deal it includes shipping???
     
  9. chickenlover456

    chickenlover456 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mahen8622 wrote:


    well htey are blue silkie eggs (supposedly lol) and i have been begging for silkie eggs on here for a week and no one can help me find any or have any those blue ones are only 7 eggs for 20.50 is htat a good deal it includes shipping???

    Shipping Priority mail is 12.00 flat rate. If it is Priority shipping, the price would be 8.50 for the 7 eggs. A bit pricey, but you won't find a much better deal on ebay.​
     
  10. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    It depends on what you're looking to buy. Like everything else, you need to keep in mind "Caveat Emptor!"

    If you just want some eggs to hatch and the price is right, I say roll the dice and go for it. If, on the other hand, you want a specific breed and you're looking for a good representative of the breed and variety, I would strongly suggest that you do some homework first.

    For example, I breed Ameraucanas and I can tell you that there are a whole lot of people who advertise that they are selling Ameraucanas when in fact they are selling Easter Eggers.

    I'm listed on the Breeder's List at www.ameraucana.org and I would suggest you look at the applicable Breeders Club website's to see if they have something similar. If you want Ameraucanas, my advice is to stick with those listed on the Breeder's List.

    Hope that helps.

    God Bless,
     

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