What's the most you've paid per chick with low shipped egg hatch rates?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rainbowchick, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. rainbowchick

    rainbowchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since my shipped hatching eggs due to to arrive today are MIA in subzero temps , I'm thinking I won't get an awesome hatch rate. I'm thinking I'll be lucky to get 1-2 chicks (out of 18+ eggs) at a value of $20-40 each!
    I'm curious to see what kind of crazy expensive chicks are out there...
    So, how many eggs did you set? How many chicks did you hatch? And what were those chicks "worth" (based on your full cost)?
    Example: 12 eggs set at $36, two chicks hatched= $18 cost per chick.
     
  2. KittyKat3756

    KittyKat3756 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4/12 at £3.00 each… not particularly expensive, but still a poor hatch rate. I also got 3/24 at £4.00 each for quail but the seller did send replacements so they worked out at £1.20 each in the end.
     
  3. rainbowchick

    rainbowchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, here they are... My two $20 chicks! To be honest, 10 eggs made it to lockdown, but without a hygrometer on my hatcher, I lost most to drowning and "sticky chick". :(
    At least I got one of each variety I ordered, a lavender Ameraucana and a blue silkie.
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