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Why??? Doesn't make any sense

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aberfitch, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why is it cheaper to get chicks from a hachery vs. buying hatching eggs from a hachery? I don't know if it is just me but it seems the prices are much higher for haching eggs [​IMG]
     
  2. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    because they can...
     
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I think thats about it too. [​IMG] Maybe supply and demand?
     
  4. Peaguy

    Peaguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks have bumpers and airbags, eggs don't so they need less insurance during shipping? Tack the extra handling fees onto the eggs instead of the actual shipping/ handling so folks won't feel cheated by having to pay more for S/H?
    I'll never understand how the human mind perceives some issues. I'll Pay more for eggs but I'll be hanged if I'll pay more for S/H that's robbery! Kinda like being happier to paying $1.99 than $2.00 It's all a pshychological game sales people use.
     
  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    It's retarded is what it is! [​IMG]
     
  6. farmerbrown

    farmerbrown Out Of The Brooder

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    We only buy eggs once a year. It cost us $.25 to .50 more an egg then to get the duck before you look at the not hatching losses. But my wife loves to raise them and we think we have a lower chance of getting a new illness in our chicks.

    Peaguy is right about not needing extra packaging but when needed it’s a cheap chick. The packing cost of eggs is higher and every year it’s done differently.
     
  7. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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    Quote:lol ....

    There really is no good reason why hatching eggs should be any more than a few cents higher than eating eggs. A small charge for the extra work would be reasonable, but no more.

    So, we are talking, at most, about $5 per dozen, plus shipping.

    The market price for my Buff Orpington Hatching Eggs would be around $2 each, plus shipping.

    So if you buy them from me, tell me you are going to eat them, then they will only cost $4 per doz.

    [​IMG]
     

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