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Hi,  I have been trying to figure out how to successfully receive Peafowl hatching eggs in the mail and have put up safe guards like paying for extra special handling. I am still getting a low development rate except for those eggs that were loosely wrapped or had one end of the wrap open.  Now I have to wonder if wrapping up eggs like Fort Knox is actually suffocating to the egg. I was especially sad when out of 5 eggs that were extremely protected, one is developing.  The loss of all of the Peach/Pied eggs is heartbreaking to say the least but they never even got a start let alone a chance.

Any thoughts on this?

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When I bubble wrap I roll the eggs in the wrap, leaving the ends open.  This should allow air to get in by the eggs.

 

Shipping can be hard on eggs not just because it causes breakage, but also because the jostling can disrupt the embryonic disc, and temperature fluctuations can affect hatchability as well.  While discouraging, it is the only way some of us will ever have access to exceptional genetics.

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Apparently the shell is useless!

 

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Oh my goodness!  How did they simulate the chick getting the strength to get out? I wonder if that one is the only one to survive that experiment? LOL

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I have noticed that early season eggs when temps were cooler across the country were the best I had.

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Apparently the shell is useless!


Appearently it is useless or no calcium shell needed. Check this out. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2945728/Watch-chick-grow-inside-TRANSPARENT-egg-Scientists-create-shell-study-bird-embryo-develops.html
Edited by 007Sean - 5/30/16 at 11:34pm
Sean in TX Raising/breeding: Red golden, Yellow golden, Lady Amherst, Elliot, Bianchi, Versicolor, Reeves, Ijima Copper, Green melanistic, Kansas ring-necked, Kirghiz(Mongolian), Southern Caucasus(Black necked), Corsica Red Legged partridge, Greater prairie chickens, Blue quail, Gamble quail.
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Sean in TX Raising/breeding: Red golden, Yellow golden, Lady Amherst, Elliot, Bianchi, Versicolor, Reeves, Ijima Copper, Green melanistic, Kansas ring-necked, Kirghiz(Mongolian), Southern Caucasus(Black necked), Corsica Red Legged partridge, Greater prairie chickens, Blue quail, Gamble quail.
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Hi,  I have been trying to figure out how to successfully receive Peafowl hatching eggs in the mail and have put up safe guards like paying for extra special handling. I am still getting a low development rate except for those eggs that were loosely wrapped or had one end of the wrap open.  Now I have to wonder if wrapping up eggs like Fort Knox is actually suffocating to the egg. I was especially sad when out of 5 eggs that were extremely protected, one is developing.  The loss of all of the Peach/Pied eggs is heartbreaking to say the least but they never even got a start let alone a chance.
Any thoughts on this?
What normally kills shipped hatching eggs is not so much the packaging but the shock the box receives especially when its marked "eggs fragile",that is a kick me sign in most cases. The trauma usually breaks the strings "chalaza" that suspend the yolk. The egg, if fertile will start to develop and then around 5-10 days you will see a dark spot floating around loosely and a blood ring around the air sac.

Gerald Barker
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Thanks, that is why I pay extra for the special handling. They are placed in a container that has to be handled separately. Even so, I have had eggs where the air sacs have been burst and are shaped like a saddle but those were the only ones that actually developed and hatched!

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