2011 Shipped egg poll.

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by frenchblackcopper, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. frenchblackcopper

    frenchblackcopper Songster

    Jul 14, 2009
    East central Illinois
    I'm wanting to know if these would be any interest in posting how far away your bought eggs came from,and the eventual hatch results? This spring has been very financially "draining" on the pocketbook for less than average hatch results here. My first 17 shipped eggs resulted in only 1 peachick,,the next 6 eggs that arrived resulted in 2 peachicks,coming to me from Mississippi.My overall results are
    6 Cameo B/S eggs,,shipped from Tennessee toEast Central Illinois,,results-1 Cameo
    5 Cameo eggs shipped from Kansas to East Central Illinois,results 0
    6 Cameo W/E eggs shipped from Mississippi,to East Central Illinois,results 0
    6 Purple B/S eggs shipped from Mississippi to East Central Illinois,,results 2 hatched today

    I do know one breeder who bought 5 pea eggs shipped from Cailfornia to them in Indiana and 3 was going to hatch today,,thats the best distance-hatch rate I have heard of in a long time. Last year I had better than a 35% hatch rate,,this year it's in the tank and I know I'm not the only one in the sinking ship.
  2. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Songster

    Mar 10, 2010
    Tioga County Pa
    I had 5 shipped from deerman and out of the 5 only one looks definitly fertile...I'll definitly be able to tell you by the 22nd
  3. C&Rman

    C&Rman Songster

    Feb 26, 2011
    I had 10 eggs shipped to me from Kentucky to Utah, they wont hatch until July 7-8 then I have 2 IB eggs that one of the wild peahens around here laid I think they should hatch July 4-5...
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    I think alot depends on carrier or route they take, some USPS worker take care other just throw the boxs .also some get x-ray , which will keep them from forming at all.
  5. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    I bought 2 sets of 4 bronze eggs this year from the same shipper. The first set, 1 bronze chick. The second, all 4 air cells were busted so no chicks. It is the $68.00 chick! They were all fresh and packed very well. They shipped from OK to TX which was a totla of about 300 miles. I don't blame the shipper at all but more the USPS!
  6. frenchblackcopper

    frenchblackcopper Songster

    Jul 14, 2009
    East central Illinois
    Deerman,,I always try to locate eggs within 250 miles of me,,but manytimes some come from slightly farther away.On larger purchases I always ask the eggs be final wrapped with aluminum foil,just in case of being x-rayed,and don't write anything on the box to cause undue attention from disgruntled postal workers. This year just plain stinks,compared to last year.I spent over $150 on the three Cameo auctions,hoping to get a breeding trio out of all those eggs,,,and only got 1,,yes I know the all the risks,,,but this spring has been far worse than previous years for me.And so far,I'm not the only one experiencing this.
  7. frenchblackcopper

    frenchblackcopper Songster

    Jul 14, 2009
    East central Illinois
    I also have 2 Opal eggs that look good,shipped from Michigan to me,,had 15 eggs last week that came from Burton Ohio,,and from just peeking at those,,None-notta 1 looks good today,,bought 4 more Cameos to try and replace the 16 bad ones from the first batch that didn't amount to anything,,these came from Pennsylvania,,and None of them look dark,,have 20 more coming tomorrow from southern Indiana,,these I have my best hopes for because the heat has disappeared for the past few days,,and because of the shorter distance. I also had a better than 50% hatch rate last year from this sellers eggs. I think from here to the end of the season,I'm going to start breaking eggs open,to indeed see if they was fertile,barring the air sack wasn't displaced. If they wasn't fertile in the first place,can't blame it on shipping,eh?
  8. DAS

    DAS Chirping

    Nov 14, 2009
    NW Wisconsin
    My luck is a lot better this year. I've had the best luck with eggs I purchased from Florida and Texas. Anything I have purchased relatively close to me has not been good. Last year was horrible. I did not hatch even one peachick from shipped eggs. I even bought eggs from Deerman and DMFarms, so I know it wasn't the breeders. I think the P.O. was doing alot of xraying. Hope your luck improves [​IMG]
  9. tgrlily

    tgrlily Songster

    Mar 11, 2009
    East Syracuse
    I've only bought two shipped peafowl eggs(Silver Pied) & one pied chick hatched. The other started & quit. I also bought 4 IB eggs locally & three are pipping right now, the fourth didn't develop.

    That said, I've shipped and recieved many chicken eggs this year with results ranging from zero to 100% hatch on both ends. I consistently wrap & pack the same way -- very well -- only to have totally different results from various buyers on eggs with over 90% fertility at home. If it doesn''t develop, it does not mean the egg wasn't fertile. If sellers continue to hear buyers complain that they were sent "infertile" eggs, they may stop selling. When I ship eggs, I tend to set some myself the day the buyer sets the ones I sent. If I have a 90% hatch, but the buyer has none & tells people they weren't fertile, it damages my reputation, even though I know the eggs were indeed fertile & have the chicks to prove it. I use thick foam padding to line the box, individually wrap in bubblewrap & nestle the eggs aircell up in shredded newspaper. They always make it intact. What the USPS does with them is another story & a variable that breeders cannot control.

    Trying to get some new colors of silkies & Orps, I ended up with one $60 lavender silkie chick that is possibly the ugliest silkie I've ever seen. It cost me roughly $150 to hatch one lavender mottled & two black split Orps that look just like the ones from my own flock. [​IMG] It happens!
  10. I am new here so I may be hitting more than 1 topic in this post.
    My results were better for eggs that were not peas:
    Bobwhite eggs shipped were about 40%
    turkey eggs = 50% from N Texas.
    My only success for peas so far: Purple blackshoulder silver pied - 2 of 3 hatched best success out of all I have gotten & they were shipped from Florida to SE Colorado.
    Cameo Blackshoulder - 4 shipped from West edge of Colorado to SE CO = 3 ruptured air cells and the other didn't develop.
    6 assorted from PA - 1 arrived broken, one ruptered air cell, then lost power for 2 hours during a storm (that we needed desparately but didnt getany moisture from) and my Dickie bator went down to 84°. Day 28 for those & doubt if any survived, but still somewhat hopeful.
    Drove 180 miles to pick up a dozen & those were in the bator when the power went out. So they may not make it either, my candler is not strong enough to confirm whether they are still viable.
    I agree that the ones closer to home may not get there in better condition. I also got the best luck from TX & FL.

    How do all of you that ship, pack those eggs for shipping? I have seen different methods & so I am very curious what everyone likes to see for packing when that box arrives. Tgrlily, when you say you pack very well, exactly how do you pack?

    I am thinking of trying again with the 6 assorted - I got them off ebay and I think they were from 6littlechickies. Will be emailing her soon to see if she is still getting eggs.

    BTW, my girls have quit laying and my only mature male has dropped his train.
    Thanks to all that help others on this forum!!!

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