Where do hatcheries get their eggs????

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by kajhurley, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. kajhurley

    kajhurley Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2010
    Cooper, TX
    Does a hatchery raise all the chicken varieties and breed for their eggs or do they outsource for them??? Just wondering
  2. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA

    most have all the chickens, but when it comes to gamebirds, 90% of them outsource, thats why their prices for them are double what a private breeder would charge you for them.
    a "true" hatchery has all their birds on hand, but those are becoming a rare thing, most outsoure. I actually supply for one myself on certain rare birds
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I've wondered that for a long time....
  4. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    Me too! Kinda like, "what came first; the chicken or the egg?" T
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:Me too. [​IMG] Mahonri, I listened to the video My Burden was made light. All I can say is, how amazing for someone to forgive they way Chris has done. Thanks for sharing.
  6. GloryBe

    GloryBe Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 8, 2015
    My brother called one I won't mention names but they said they got them from the Amish

    I would say call what ever one you may use and just ask

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