18 out of 18 eggs are duds at day 8?


In the Brooder
9 Years
Jul 18, 2010
Aspatria, Cumbria
ordered 18 eggs off ebay, i usually have quite a good hatch rate but its day 8 now and after candling the eggs i can see nothing, not even light veins, they just appear to be clear yellow. Im so upset, is there any chance theyre late developers


Overrun with chickens
9 Years
Mar 23, 2010
Southern Oregon Mountains
That does not sound good. You should be able to see something on day 4. You can give it 2 more days, but I doubt you will see anything. You should crack them open to see if they were fertile at all. They should have a fertility disk. Contact the seller and see if they are willing to work with you. I would base the feedback you leave based on that.

I had a bad hatch off ebay too. The moron send me different sized eggs with double yolkers, which never work out in the first place. It looked like the eggs came from 3 different breeds, that many sizes. No extras, and only two made it. It stinks at times. I expect a 30% hatch rate from shipped eggs. Anything less can be attributed to the eggs. I know many blame shipping, but that is not entirely true.

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