Where can I get eggs for my broody buff to hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Iflyonhorses, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Iflyonhorses

    Iflyonhorses Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a very broody 1 yr.old Buff Orp. and I thought it would be fun to let her hatch some eggs. I have a little 5-hen flock and am wondering where I can get some fertile eggs that she can hatch. I saw a post last year of someone on this site who sells blue eggs. I love my EE hen who lays green ones. Anybody got any ideas?[​IMG]
     
  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    go look under hatching eggs for sale in the auction section. some people have had luck hatching fertile eggs from trader joes. go look on the mass thread under where heading somebody close by might have some eggs [​IMG]
     
  3. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Where can't you.... Auction threads here (bottom of the main index page), eBay, eggbid.net.... search the name of the sort of chicken you want and add 'hatching eggs' after it on google....
     
  4. Iflyonhorses

    Iflyonhorses Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I was looking at the hatchery sites but they are very expensive and stop shipping in May.
     
  5. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    right now all kinds of folks have hatching eggs on craigslist I just picked up a dozen silkie eggs last night with possibly a show girl or 2
     
  6. UGAchick

    UGAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would recommend trying to get eggs that don't have to be shipped. I haven't had great luck with shipped eggs, and it just seems like an unnecessary risk to me. You can look on craigslist in your area. I have even had luck asking people who were selling chickens if they would gather hatching eggs for me. Some had never thought of selling those. Good luck!
     
  7. Iflyonhorses

    Iflyonhorses Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. Last year I found a few nice RIR pullets on Craigslist. I've never seen hatching eggs, but I'll try it. Good suggestion.
     

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