10 day old shipped eggs???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicken junky, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. chicken junky

    chicken junky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got some eggs in and the hatch date on them is 12/20-12/22 and today is 12/30, are they too old? I didn't even order them until 12/24. I am going to incubate them but does anyone think I should ask for newer eggs?
     
  2. conquest780

    conquest780 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm. I would prefer that you should incubate them. I do know that your hatch rate might decrease but some might still hatch.

    For e.g. The hatch rate starts to decrease after 7 days of being laid, so if you have 10 eggs depending on you incubator you might get 4 to 6 chicks. A 50 to 60 percent hatch rate.

    You should ask for newer eggs but you can also try these ones.
     
  3. conquest780

    conquest780 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right know I am incubating 2 to 2 1/2 week old eggs and all are fertile :yiipchick . Good luck to you.
     
  4. chicken junky

    chicken junky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I contacted lady and let her know I was putting eggs in and in a week I would check them and if they were good thanks for the eggs but if not I would like replacement fresh eggs or a refund, now only time will tell. My temperature has been holding a steady 99.1 at bottom of eggs and 99.8 at top humidity good and auto turner working so crossing fingers since my bator is full and I don't want any prob's. Thanks all[​IMG]
     

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