Another successful hatching of shipped eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hollyandty, May 12, 2010.

  1. hollyandty

    hollyandty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK so the story goes like this ……
    I bought 2 dozen eggs for hatching from okiehen in Oklahoma. She emailed that they were on their way on April 5, 2010.
    April 13th (yes they were with the post office for 7 days) they arrived at my doorstep via the local carrier. [​IMG] They were well packed and intact but they were over a week old already…. I gave them a rest and then they went into the incubator just to see what would happen.
    By May 4th I had 21 wonderful little fuzzy butts running around. Out of the 21 hatched only 6 were little roos.
    So in conclusion…… Could I have had any better luck?
     
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  2. Joey8765

    Joey8765 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations, are you going to keep the little roos, or eat them / sell them?
     
  3. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow you got a great hatch, and lots of pullets. I wish when I hatch them I could get that many pullets. My last hatch on them I got 100% hatch on eggs I shipped and were returned to sender.
    I got 5 roosters and 2 pullets.
    You had wonderful luck to of had bad luck, My postal worker said next time express mail to Alaska.
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Wow! That's excellent and what a wonderful roo to pullet ratio as well!

    I definitely don't think you could have done any better than that! Good for you! [​IMG]
     
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Quote:By June 4th? LOL congrats on a great hatch!
     
  6. Yaaay! Wow --- 7 days travelling and STILL a great hatch!
    Great job wrapping and packing and great job incubating and hatching.
    That would be hard to top!
    Congratulations!
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    Lisa
     
  7. ParadisePoultry

    ParadisePoultry Hey, I'm WALKIN' here !

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    What kind of eggs were they?
     
  8. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She got eggs from me, they were my black sex link eggs.
    Welsummer rooster x barred rock hens
     
  9. hollyandty

    hollyandty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I will eat them if they don't sell. Our feed store buys all pullets so there is a market for a roo. I can sex all my chicks so I get left with a lot of roos.

    By June 4th? LOL congrats on a great hatch!

    [​IMG] OK I was having a moment and wishing for summer I guess.

    okiehen - I hope we can do this again next year.​
     

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