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Hatching shipped eggs with my own chickens eggs.

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Is it ok to try and hatch shipped eggs with eggs from my Dorking's?   I did not know about the air cell issue until reading about it here.  I have a dozen eggs being shipped and about 8 from my Dorking's. I could possibly get another incubator for my Dorking eggs.  

 

Thanks for any information

 

Lisa 

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Yes, you can put them together in the same incubator, but depending on the air cells, you might have to treat them a little differently.  Your own eggs should have a good hatch rate, but don't be surprised if only half of the shipped eggs make it - depending on distance, handling, change in altitude, packing, health of parent flock, etc.

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I did this and had a really bad experience with shipped eggs. They actually ended up giving me my money back. But out of 12 eggs one arrived broken and most were scrambled. 1 did grow in the incubator only to die on day 20. So I only had my own eggs hatch. Make sure you have enough of your own eggs so there isn't just 1 by itself
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