Aw, no! Sorry to hear about your CLB's. We lost our connect for them, too. His entire site just vanished and we can't find his email in your chicken contacts(I know he was in there). What breeds are you working with now?
I was in the same predicament in November. I only had 1-2 hens laying and I really wanted to do the NYD Hal. So I started collecting eggs on November 9th. Set day was December 8th. That means my oldest egg was 31 days old when I set it. Can you believe that, that egg was the first to hatch!! I had a great hatch. I had set a dozen and 9 made it to lockdown and all 9 hatched. I stored the eggs in a egg carton on my counter and turned them once in the morning and once at night and maybe once during the day if I remembered. BUT my humidity in the house at that time was still good. So the air cells were not overly big when I set them. I think keeping your humidity up is a good idea.
I've done my fair share of shipped eggs and done lots of research on the best methods for shipped. If you need any advice for them, please don't hesitate to ask. What's your plan so far for them?
I was wondering how to mark the eggs that I've collected that were cold. Duh, seems obvious now.
I was going to ask about the cake but I saw your next post. Going with the theme from the movie! I can't wait to see it!! I really, really wish you lived closer because my kids would LOVE that cake!!
good luck on the set!!!
Ruby! I couldn't help but think of you when our eggs arrived today. I'm so nervous about letting them set for so many days. lol But I trust the advice I've been given. They're on the counter.
We have only had two shipments. Both marked "Fragile" Second one marked "Glass" as well. First one wasn't damaged, but the hatch rate was poor. This second one was packed well and double boxed. Box wasn't damaged, but 3 eggs were cracked! I'm starting to wonder if the Atlanta facility is rough on boxes. I have heard that boxes marked as eggs and live embryos are treated more roughly than those which are not.
@RubyNala97 I got one side done!! The Pac Man side...lol Only three more to go! Had to break to run to town and have lunch, gotta get back to it.... I need to find my good cam in the next 24 hours too cause this phone sucks:
That. is. AWESOME!!
In over our head and loving every minute! Currently fancying Old School Rhode Island Reds, Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, Rhodebars, B/B/S Australorps
It's about sewing new seeds and strengthening old roots.