should i order online?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Coleslaw, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. Coleslaw

    Coleslaw Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi im doing a chicken project for my school and i need help deciding on should i order online or should i buy from a farmer near by and if i buy from a farmer how can i keep it warm till i get it home into the incubator?


    THANK YOU!!!
     
  2. Umm, I'd buy from the farmer if you know a good one near you. Otherwise I'd buy from a hatchery. They do good service at Murray McMurray!
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Buying locally is always better. Eggs don't have to stay warm till you put them in an incubator. Just don't let them freeze.
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    In the wild, chickens gather eggs for several days before they stop laying and start setting on them. They won't even start developing til you put them in the 'bator.

    Shipping is rough on eggs, tends to "scramble" them.
     
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  5. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    A local source of hatching eggs is the best choice.

    Good luck with the hatch. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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