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Discussion in 'Poultry' started by sumi, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. Apr 14, 2019
    Lazy Gardener

    Lazy Gardener Almost Self-Reliant

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    Those were shipped eggs, yes? My experience with shipped eggs: dismal hatches!
     
  2. Apr 14, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

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    Shipped eggs re definitely hit or miss. I ordered 6 show quality cochin bantam eggs once.. Five of the six hatched and I was thrilled - but not a single one was a cochin, lol!
     
  3. Apr 15, 2019
    sumi

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    Yes, they are shipped eggs and they are a gamble... And a pain in the rear to hatch! I set 18 so I'm hoping to at least get enough chicks from them to make up a breeding pair or three.

    FEM.. Wow! People can be so dishonest! Years ago I bought some 2-week old RIR pullets from a lady. After some back and forth and hassle when she didn't have them ready in time (I ended up getting them 3 week late), I received day old to week old unsexed chicks. Some had RIR in them, none were pure and most appeared to have been crossed with dang near every breed available in S.A. at the time :mad:
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    There's a facebook page for rating sellers, I find that if you buy from people on there, you have more luck! I bought Dominique eggs last year, mediocre hatch but they were all dominiques and nice looking ones at that!
     
  5. Apr 15, 2019
    sumi

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    Whenever possible now I look for reviews and ratings before buying anything I can't see and examine first. There sadly are a lot of dishonest people out there!
     
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