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Ringneck Pheasant eggs won't hatch

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I purchased 50 Pheasant eggs and got two batches of 25.  I put in on batch and only 1 hatch, I am only days away from the next 25 to hatch and only one hatched so far with no luck so far on the rest.  I have had good luck with chickens and ducks what could be the problem.  I don't think there is a virus or anything the incubators are washed in the dishwasher each time they are used.

 

NYchicknman55

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Were the eggs shipped or did you purchase them locally? Shipped eggs are notorious for not hatching very good. 

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They were shipped, I got 25 then they sent the second 25 but the second 25 are doing better.

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There are so many things that can happen during shipping that can decrease the hatch rate (temps, rough handling, etc) . Glad to hear the second batch are doing better. 

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I have 39 pheasant eggs in 1 bater and 12 in another. 6 of the 39 have hatched and 1 died shortly after hatching. The 12 in the 2nd bator were due to hatch yesterday (saturday, 5/5/12) but no movement or peep as of yet.

 

All of my pheasant eggs were shipped. The 39 came from New Mexico and I don't even remember where I got the other 12.

 

I also have 18 turkey eggs, all shipped. 11 came from the same person as the 39 pheasant eggs in New Mexico. The 11 are in the same bator as the 12 pheasant eggs that were due to hatch yesterday, they too were due to hatch yesterday. No movement or peep from them either.

 

Sometimes you have luck with shipped eggs, sometimes you don't. I know it can get expensive buying shipped eggs. I have $165.00 tied up in shipped eggs and only 5 babies so far to show for it, but as with any hobby it costs money and we'll keep spending to enjoy those hobbies....lol. Don't give up no matter how frustrated you get, I know I never will.

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