A SAD hatch day at our home

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Promiselandfarm, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. Promiselandfarm

    Promiselandfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    We were so excited the phesants seemed to be going so well. And we got 1 out of 20 ....IT makes me want to scream...WE craked open some of the eggs that were to hatch and did not... they were deformed, legless, headless, and missing stuff....They were shipped eggs so I am guessing they got X-rayed. When we candled them they seemed to be fine but sadly were not. But the one little guy is in with Banties so he looks like one of the gang and is doing very well. Why oh why must they x-ray when it said " hatching eggs on the box" ...could they not just open it to check?? No more shipped eggs for us this is two batches of either very low hatches or no hatch
     
  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    Mountains of NC
    I'm sorry. :-(
     
  3. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Asher, correct me if I am wrong but they don't xray every package do they? Worse...they play kick ball, basket ball and baseball with the packages. I get them all smashed on a reg. basis now. NO matter what is written on the outside!!
     
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    awww sorry, it's always crapy to wait and get nothing plus sad to know they were deformed... Maybe if people write on the box "please kick, drop, step on, and handle with no care" everyone would get them in 1 peice. someone should try I bet the PO guys/girls would be so confused/surprised that a box said that, they would handle it great, plus we all know people like to do the opisite of what things say !!!!
     
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    The machines used to view the insides of boxes nowadays are not x-ray machines, they are scanners. They give off little to no radiation.

    Maybe you received eggs from birds that were inbred or your temperatures were off in your incubator.
     
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh, I'm very sorry to hear this. Maybe there are some post offices still using old technology, Pips&Peeps? Hope not! [​IMG]
     
  7. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    The actual post office or distribution centers do not x-ray items or scan them. Items are scanned at airports for security purposes.

    With 9-11, I believe all equipment used in all airports had to be updated to current standards.
     
  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The airport does the x-raying! Oh! That would explain why my eggs that I get from in state do so well. That makes complete sense! I am so sorry that you've had such rotten luck. :aww
     
  9. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2008
    IA
    I'm sorry. I'm done with pheasants. I had 1 hatch out of 6 expensive eggs and die a few hours later. None of the other 5 hatched at all:( Then I got 12 eggs and 2 hatched but 1 died 6 hours after hatching. [​IMG] So I am left with 1 pheasant alive. It is living with a chick that hatched the same day and both are doing great but I'm not sure what I am going to do as it grows up assuming it does grow up. It's 3 days old today. I don't know if it was sue to shipping or what. The sets of eggs came from 2 different places but with almost the same results. I've had much much better luck with chicken eggs.
     
  10. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
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    So what happens if you pack the box in front of a postal worker??? Can't that worker sign off and say that the box has been checked and does not need to be x-rayed??? or is the answer to not ship state to state, so air mail doesn't mutate them???
     

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