Can anyone enlighten me on why fertile hatching eggs are usually more expensive than live chicks? I can understand on some rare breeds or with a personal breeder. I just ask because I have been researching on eggs. I myself am not quite ready to hatch yet, but I have a customer that wants to buy some hatching eggs from me. She is not specific on breed and she wants 8 dozen!!! I can do it, but she is not happy that I want to charge more than I would for eating eggs LOL! So let me get some professional opinions here.....I normally charge $2.50 a dozen for mixed size table eggs. They are collected daily and put right in the fridge. I told the customer I would only charge her $10 for a dozen fertile hatching eggs due to the fact that they are mostly first generation mutts. (I also planed to throw in a few extra JIC). Is this too much to ask? I thought is was rather reasonable considering, I will be hand picking the largest and best shaped for over a week to get the amount she wants. She thought I was going to charge $2.50! I am just hoping she does some research on her own. FYI I plan to charge $8 dollars a chick in the spring for full Brahma and EE, I will keep my mutts! What do you think?