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I give up on shipped eggs.  From now on I'm only going to hatch my own eggs or eggs close enough for me to pick them up myself.  I've gone through 4 batches of eggs and only had one chick hatch and he died this morning.  My temps and humidity have been perfect and I turned them and didn't candle much and eveything I'm supposed to and still no chicks!  somad  I realy think it's the X-rays the PO does that killed them.  They either don't develope or they grow and have something wrong with them and don't hatch.  the only reason this one hatched was because I helped and he lived 4 days and during that whole 4 days it seemed like he couldn't swallow right.  So thats it!  I quit on shipped eggs.  I'm just going to wait for my girls to start laying or I'm going to find eggs with in 50 miles of where I live to hatch.   he

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Shuckins - I'm sorry you've had such horrible luck with shipped eggs.  I hope your hatches with local finds turn out much better!

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That awful, I hope that you have better luck soon. hugs

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When i think about eggs i always think logicaly and say to myself well eggs being shipped arnt always the best i dea so i think your right stay to locals or your own eggs to hatch, better safe than sorry ! big_smile

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post #5 of 12

post on craigslist in the farm+garden section for farm fresh fertile eggs and you should get all you want. or check out weekend farmers market and yard sales they are good places to look.

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I am in the same boat.All the batchs that I have had lately have ended badly as well.The best batch I think I had was some eggs that I picked up.I have been looking at my own lf eggs and they all look fertile so I am going to try them next.

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post #7 of 12

I think im going threw shipping syndrom too... but what makes no sence is that my chicken actually hatched good chicks.. and I gave my cousin 6 eggs to hatch with his chicken and that bloody bird hatched them all...

Im at a loss for words...

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I agree with you.  I plan to incubate my own or buy local eggs so I can pick them up.  Or get them at the auction.  I will be starting a batch soon.  I'm setting up the bator tonight.

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post #9 of 12

I feel your pain.  I had 2 sets of Silkies and none of them hatched.   I drove over 50 miles to pick up eggs and they were all good until they hatched.  Out of 12 eggs 7 little silkes hatched.   I had Ahappychick hatch some for me and she sent them over night.   That's the only way I'm going to do it from now on.   hugs

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Originally Posted by ginbart 

I feel your pain.  I had 2 sets of Silkies and none of them hatched.   I drove over 50 miles to pick up eggs and they were all good until they hatched.  Out of 12 eggs 7 little silkes hatched.   I had Ahappychick hatch some for me and she sent them over night.   That's the only way I'm going to do it from now on.   hugs


Are silkies really that hard to get. There are plenty in central ny.

If you really want a breed it might be worth it to pay for live chicks or chickens.

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