When Is the Best Time to Buy Hatching Eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by reereechickens, May 22, 2011.

  1. reereechickens

    reereechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2011
    Reidsville, NC
    Hi! I'm slowly building my homemade incubator and want to hatch some of my own eggs. We will be gone alot in June so that is why I'm holding off on starting any eggs. I'm about to die with impatience but I know better!! So In July I will probably be ready, but will it be too hot for shipped eggs then?

    When is the prime time to buy shipped eggs in the year? Are there certain breeds that stop laying certain times? I want BO, BA, maybe Silkies, Dorkings?
  2. NHchicks

    NHchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2010
    Can't you buy fertilized eggs locally? I bought fertilized eggs from 2 places for my 2 broodies: 5 Dominique eggs from one person in town, and then from another person in town I bought 6 eggs of either RIR's or Buff orp's. They are under the broodies right now.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by