Wanted a few hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by LoneCowboy, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I going to need a few hatching eggs to test my incubator that I'm planning on building soon. I'll be bummed if there isn't a way to test it when it's done [​IMG] I'm just wanting Buff Orpingtons, or Black Giant, or some other standard laying breed. Not mixed breed though. Let me know if you have some to spare.

  2. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    This time of year you have to take what is available. Some times that is not what you want. But if it is to test a new bator, what is the difference. If it doesn't work you haven't lost your favorite types. If it does, you have fried chicken in six months.
  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    That's why I said standard laying types. Not really picky, but have to be able to sell them.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I understand why you want pures-the roos are easier to sell that way. I wish I could help, but all my purebred eggs are spoken for right now. Hope you find some, Deniece.
  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    What a nice thing to say, Don! Deniece, he's right. Surely you'll be able to find some somewhere.
  7. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    100 eggs at a time should be a crime too. [​IMG]

    emergency purchase another bator due to egg overflow? [​IMG] did you forget bator size or just lose count?? [​IMG]
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    Deniece, do you not have your own chicken eggs that may be fertile? The reason I ask is because it is better to test an incubator with eggs that have not been shipped. Shipping itself damages eggs and could give you wrong information on if your bator is working or not. If you don't have fertile eggs yourself, try checking with a local farmer (most have roos running with their hens). I just don't think shipped eggs is the best choice for testing an incubator to ensure it is working correctly.

  9. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I don't, my chickens aren't even laying yet. I've discussed this problem with them, but all they say is "Where's my treat!" Chicken's what do they know?

    I don't want to test it with Speckledhens eggs. That's why I'm looking for others. I want all the bugs worked out before those come. [​IMG]

    I've been reading "Guide to Better Hatching" and what I can't understand is how come chicken aren't extinct? I mean reading that, I'm amazed any live at all through the hatching process.

    I might go with some mixed eggs if I can't find any others. I have the DH to worry about too. I can't have a bunch of chickens running around that I can't get rid of. We are talking living things here, so the stewardship issues are more serious.

    Plus, I don't know how to process chickens and not in any hurry to learn. [​IMG] You know, tons of things to have to think about. I'm trying to simplify the issues by just assuming everything is going to go perfectly. (cough cough) [​IMG]
    and I'm going to have several to deal with. How best to get them good homes.

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