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Thread Starter 

Ok! Anyone that has incubated shipped eggs what has been your hatch rate? Any secrets you think are important?

 

 If you have also hatched nonshipped eggs how does your hatch rate differ?

 

I'd like to hear everyone's input!

 

Dan

post #2 of 11

I have hatched fridge eggs.

post #3 of 11

but they were local.

post #4 of 11
I have hatched shipped eggs and expect no more than a 50% hatch if I get more I consider myself lucky. When I hatch local pickup eggs or my own the rate is quite a bit better 75% to 95%.
post #5 of 11

I agree with Polly.  I've hatched a few batches of shipped eggs.  I have achieved more than 50% each time with a Little Giant but I only expect about 50%.  Some where just barely more than 50% and once I had about 75%.  My own fertile eggs usually hatch close to 90% even in my Little giant with temp and humidity swings.

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Wife to one wonderful husband, momma to a dear daughter, teacher of many, owner of too many chickens with eggs in the bator, 3 cats, 2 dogs, thousands of mealworms

 

What a wonderful life, live yours as the path less taken is often filled with surprises.

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post #6 of 11
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I have wondered how a Hen controls humidity?

 

Dan

post #7 of 11

touch.  the skin and feathers hold in the natural humidity released.  I don't think they 'dry' incubate.

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Wife to one wonderful husband, momma to a dear daughter, teacher of many, owner of too many chickens with eggs in the bator, 3 cats, 2 dogs, thousands of mealworms

 

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post #8 of 11
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Ok! Anyone that has incubated shipped eggs what has been your hatch rate? Any secrets you think are important?

 

 If you have also hatched nonshipped eggs how does your hatch rate differ?

 

I'd like to hear everyone's input!

 

Dan

 huge amounts of info are available

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/704328/diary-notes-air-cell-detatched-shipped-eggs

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101

 

and the very poignant  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/738943/the-great-egg-shipping-experiment

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want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission" 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils wee.gif.  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

Getting the Flock out of here          ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

 The Bordeaux Bator

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I have wondered how a Hen controls humidity?

 

Dan

she wiggles when her legs get sweaty - or something like that

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission" 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils wee.gif.  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

Getting the Flock out of here          ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

 The Bordeaux Bator

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want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission" 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils wee.gif.  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

Getting the Flock out of here          ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

 The Bordeaux Bator

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post #10 of 11

they are not 60 % I will tell you that and they are not more moist at hatching.

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