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  • Joined Sep 2010
  • Mid Wales
Ebay eggs
« on: April 17, 2012, 09:48:55 pm »
I bought 6 gold spangled appenzeller eggs and 6 lavender araucana eggs from ebay. Over the weekend all 6 appenzellers hatched and 3 of the araucanas. I am very pleased with this result, the little guys are very bonny.
I have bought eggs from ebay before and had good results.
Silly Spangled Appenzellers, Dutch bantams, Lavender Araucanas, a turkey called Alistair, Muscovy ducks and Jimmy the Fell pony. No pig left in the freezer, we ate him all!


  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Fife Scotland
Re: Ebay eggs
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2012, 09:53:48 pm »
Yes I buy eggs of eBay, its pot luck most of the times, depends on how roughly they are handled in transit.
Shetland sheep, Castlemilk Moorits sheep, Hebridean sheep, Scots Grey Bantams, Scots Dumpy Bantams. Shetland Ducks.


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Re: Ebay eggs
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012, 10:03:08 pm »
I recently purchased four Chinese geese eggs,when they arrived one was smashed,the seller did send me four more but yet another was smashed,to be honest the packing was not what I would use to send eggs through the post,I have them under hens but they have obviously been shaken up.we shall await the

Well done Brijjy,they look gorgeous and a really good hatch rate for postal eggs ;D :thumbsup:

in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Ebay eggs
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2012, 10:07:08 pm »
 :thumbsup: Thats good.


  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: Ebay eggs
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2012, 10:10:45 pm »
I usually get good eggs off ebay, unless you get a package come with an 'Xrayed' sticker on it then you may as well just throw it away :censored:! I have some hatching as I type but not pedigrees , some meat bird crosses.
I saw once on telly an inspection of parcels with a sniffer dog, the dog was just trampling and kicking about egg poly boxes with fragile written all over them , scambed egg I thought. ::)


  • Joined Jul 2008
  • Ceredigion
  • Dust yourself off when life throws you down.
Re: Ebay eggs
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2012, 10:14:55 pm »
I had good results with silkies 6 out of six. 3 RIR cockerels & 1 hen from Doz, & 1 white hen out of six  which should have been a RIR.

The silkie breeder advised to leave the eggs for 24hrs with the points down to calm them down after transit and it seemed to work. :thumbsup:
Penybont Ryelands. Ystwyth Coloured Ryelands.  2 alpacas, 2 angora goats, 2 anglo nubian kids, 3golden retrievers a collie and a red fox labrador retriever, geese, ducks & chickens.


  • Joined Sep 2010
Re: Ebay eggs
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2012, 04:06:58 pm »
My rule of thumb is if 50% of the eggs by post hatch then they've done ok. This week I had 10 out of 18 hatch.

In my experience the signed for overnight delivery eggs have the highest hatch rate (up to 90%).

Always leave posted eggs to 'settle' for 24 hours before putting in the incubator.


Victorian Farmer

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Re: Ebay eggs
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2012, 10:46:11 am »
I send eggs and yes next day is best .whot i dont get some hatch and the others dont.iv hatched in france and as far as india. Iff the fail i send them a nother lot.The eggs out the sales dont do very good ether.


  • Joined Jul 2011
  • East Yorkshire
Re: Ebay eggs
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2012, 11:04:26 am »
Omg they are sooo cute, looking forward to seeing more pics as they grow bigger  :D

Blueeyes x

Rosie posie

  • Joined Mar 2012
Re: Ebay eggs
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2012, 04:02:27 pm »
ooooh gold spangled appenzellers were our 1st chooks nearly 10 years ago (we still have one of the original girls too)

they are so funky with their spots and hairdo's!

you won't need to wait too long to find out which are males/females either. They are the earliest to crow (at 7 weeks old) of any of the breeds I've ever had.


  • Joined May 2010
  • nr Lauder, Scottish Borders
Re: Ebay eggs
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2012, 06:47:02 pm »
They look great, isn't spring just brilliant  :D .we've had lots of success with ducks from ebay too. :&>
registered soay, castlemilk moorit  and north ronaldsay sheep, pygmy goats, steinbacher geese, muscovy ducks, various hens, lots of visiting mallards, a naughty border collie, a puss and a couple of guinea pigs


  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Ebay eggs
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2012, 08:50:57 pm »
Aren't they lovely  ;D I've promised myself I am not going to hatch any more chooks this year, so I will enjoy other people's chick pics instead  :)


  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: Ebay eggs
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2012, 09:00:22 pm »


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