We are not having very good luck with shipped eggs this year. Our own eggs are hatching about 90% if it wasnt for that we would be asking ourselves questions like too hot too cold not enough humidity, not sanitized, not enough turning, too much turning. We have sold about 4 batches of eggs this year on ebay and I hope that our customers had good hatch rate with those. The Ebay seller we have had the best luck with lives the furthest away, we have had a batch of their eggs 5 out of 6. We also had good luck with 4 out of 6 from a more northern seller - about equal distance, but then the second batch from the same seller yielded 2 in the hatcher out of 6. Some batches we have purchased yielded 0 birds into the hatcher. Most that don't hatch have some type of development Its rare that they are not fertile, and I have no reason to think that the sellers are sending me anything but fresh fertile eggs. Some boxes are marked Hatching eggs fragile, some just fragile, some not marked at all. The box markings nor the way that they are wrapped seem to have anything to do with the hatch rate. In fact right now I have 1 in the hatcher right now that was part of a box that was misdirected and took over 10 days to get here, out of 6 eggs purchased from the same seller Only one potential bird, and sent in 3 different boxes (2 per box other boxes arrived in 2-3 days) . It is so random, could be heat, could be jostle, could be altitude, could be xrays, could be falling off a truck, I dont know. Some of the eggs were on the small side and I questioned those when I got them in, (none of those made it past 19 days - yes I left them in extra time because I really wanted those birds, and I didnt want to prematurely toss them) I am wondering if anyone else is going to post their final hatch rate for shipped eggs,, (I seen a post earlier on it but I couldn't find it today.) We are keeping track but so far and It would have made much more financial sense to purchase day old chicks. If I knew now what I knew then I would have ordered chicks. But we have already spent the farm on eggs this year and are out of money for buying. We are trying to sell our India blue chicks locally to make up the money we invested in eggs, and new pens this year. But so far its not encouraging we have only sold 5 of our 40+ india blue pea chicks. It would just be nice to break even.