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why are fertalized eggs more that the chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Berynn, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

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    I can't understand why fertilized eggs are so exspensive, is it cause of suply and demand or for the hobby of it or what?
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    you're asking the same question you asked yesterday?
     
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  3. Berynn

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    my children may be asking the same question that I am asking without giving me the answer, my teenager is going crazy wanting to take the egg turner away today, and I keep telling her that we were told to do it tomorrow she thinks that if she asks over and over she will eventually get the answer that she is looking for. Maybe I should make her open her own account on this forum. I told her that if mommy says no dont ask daddy. She found some copper black Maran eggs on ebay and it is for 6, and the bid is up to 81.00 She wants some copper black maran eggs. The eggs in our bater are due to hatch soon, she needs to calm down
     
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Change your password - the same person posted this question twice, based on the spelling and gramatical errors.
     
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  5. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    I know some eggs are more expensive than others,but most of the time a great deal of breeding went into the chickens that laid those eggs. My marans,for example,originated from hatchery stock. I am working on improving egg color and am on my 3rd generation. I think I have the egg color just about as good as I can,so now I have to go to a proven breeder. I charge $15/doz which includes shipping,quite reasonable,but if you ask,I will tell you that my original birds were hatchery birds. I sell them at a reasonable price because I enjoy it and I know my color is inferior to those breeders who have been pouring much money over the past several years. So, if you hatch 6 chicks out of my dozen,you've done pretty good. I just invested $65 into some eggs from a breeder, and when those hens grow up,if they lay a better quality egg,I will probably go up some on my price. Add into that all of the work,the shipping and packaging expenses,and you can see why eggs are more. Don't forget that when the hatchery puts a price of $3 on a chick,that price does not include shipping and most likely are hatched from the eggs that proven breeders have culled and will not sell to those ordering from them.
     
  6. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Good quality Black Copper Marans are rare in this country. I am sure that is the driving force behind the high price tag.
     

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