I feel very strongly if you are prepared to pay the seller a decent price for eggs you will recieve good eggs fresh & fertile.
I expect to pay 80p -3.50/eggs depending on what they are...
Even if it's a hobby or a living you still have to feed & care for the birds, vits & minerals good quality feed is £8.00/ bag wormer £25.00 per pot.
Royal Mail seems to be the fall guy for every infertile egg on this entire site..and that rubbish.
There is no such thing as a "free" lunch in this life.
As with all things in life you get what you pay for most of the time and the odd real bargin along the journey.
Postage & Packaging should be of a sensible cost poly boxes about a£1.00 6 eggs recorded del are 3.25-3.75
bit for tape & a little for fuel to trip off to the post office.
I have checked out an awful lot of quality breeds advertising on the internet & a giiuide to pricing is an average of all of the ones viewed
Hatching eggs depending on breeds £1.20-£ £5.00 [ some of the rare colours & breeds]
Day old Unsexed chicks £5.50-£7.50
8 week old pulets 25.50 -30.00 each
SO do you expect as a buyer to get an amazing hatch of chicks when you pay £2.50 for 6 eggs & £3.75-£5.25 on postage.