You could hit any country auction house or livestock sale barn and pick yourself up a bantam hen to hatch any variety of eggs for you (some hens have even roosted on golf balls to try to hatch them!).
Better yet, get an incubator to hatch out an endless supply of chicks, ducks and turkeys with a pretty good chance of success.
In the past we’ve hatched out ducks, geese, chickens, quail and guinea fowl with a 95% hatch rate (the guineas brought my success rate down considerably! Don’t know what a guinea hen is? See a picture on the egg incubators page).
Believe me if I can hatch out poultry here – in a neck of the woods where our hydro goes out repeatedly in all seasons – you can do it where ever you’re located as well.
On a side note, if your hydro does cut out from time to time, be sure not to lift the lid of your incubator while you wait for the electricity to be restored to it’s normal state.
If your room is cold or if you anticipate a long wait wrap a towel or place a cardboard box over the incubator full of eggs to help keep the warmth in.
A slight drop for a few hours shouldn’t harm the incubating chicks – after all, in nature the mother hen does leave to eat and even socialize.
A Great Spot to Buy Eggs to Incubate…
You can purchase eggs to hatch in our Country Store for a wide variety of birds. I’ve listed a number of sales currently offering eggs to incubate on the buy hatching eggs page.
I have been pleasantly surprised by the hatching success rate and variety available. Just don’t try to ship any of those eggs across the border (i.e., United States to Canada) and you shouldn’t have any troubles.
Your seller will assess your location and help you determine the best packing and shipping method for the eggs you buy.
Also, most of these sellers are quite well versed in egg incubation so they’ll be able to answer all your questions on timing, sexing of the breed and more.
In season (generally spring and summer) you could also buy eggs to hatch from many of the poultry suppliers – online or via a 1-800 number.
How to Do This…
View the listings for the variety of eggs to hatch below and by following the links to the specific eggs you want from this page.
In the spring these listings are numerous.
Click any image or link for the eggs that you are most interested in, to view the country store listing.
If you didn’t find what you were looking for, visit us again tomorrow – we change these egg listings every day.