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*Update*  A quick review,  we started with 24 eggs. After a day 7 candling 5 were removed for bloodrings and 3 removed for being clear. At day 14 candling all of the remain 16 eggs had growth and movement. 16 Eggs went into the incubator on lockdown on day 18.  

After 36 hours of hatching, 14 of the 16 eggs have hatched. So, 14/21 yields a hatching percentage of 67%:woot. That is good for shipped eggs in general, and I would say REALLY good for shipped eggs during winter and Christmas rush.  Now granted this is only one hatch data point and my woes to get the shipped eggs to me is already well documented in this thread. But to me that high of percentage was very surprising.

Great to hear! Post pics if you want. :thumbsup

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I had some BCM eggs shipped from Texas to KY and they arrived on Dec 23rd and set them the next evening. They are due to hatch Jan 7th and so far 12 out of 18 look good. I have some more coming next week. Its a gamble as long as you dont pay extremely high prices for the eggs.

 


Please keep us updated on your hatch!
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So far I have 5 completely hatched out this morning.  One died after it pipped and I can still hear one cheeping inside the egg, but no pip yet.  If no more hatch, I am happy with 5 out of 17.  They beat the odds, considering they came all the way from Texas.  

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Great to hear! Post pics if you want. :thumbsup

Here are some in their temporary brooder. They stay in this small brooder for 1 week. It makes it easier to monitor them and any issues that they have. Then they move onto the big brooder.

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by crank - 1/7/16 at 9:50pm
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Here are some in their temporary brooder. They stay in this small brooder for 1 week. It makes it easier to monitor them and any issues that they have. Then they move onto the big brooder.

 

 

 

 

 

Aw, congrats on the cuties! I'm jealous. What breed are they?

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Aw, congrats on the cuties! I'm jealous. What breed are they?

Thanks. Nothing fancy, just some Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, and Easter Eggers. In 2 weeks I will be starting a batch of true Ameraucanas. So, I will be doing the shipped egg thing again smile.png
Edited by crank - 1/8/16 at 6:12pm
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