Blooie's Blankie Fort

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Blooie, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

    Mine from MPC weren't perfect either.

    Shipping equals bad news, lol

    They did all hatch though.

    Mines came in a box padded with newspaper with each egg individually wrapped.

    I've had double boxed eggs with imperfect cells too.

    Lotta vibration, bumps and rough handling

    You will still do fine!
    :hugs
     
  2. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

    I bought some poly-fil the other day for egg shipping.....

    One member who is no longer here shipped some using poly-fil and had perfect cells.

    All the way from the Southern States to Alaska.....

    Maybe luck, but I'm gonna try it out
     
  3. sasafras4u2

    sasafras4u2 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    @Blooie well how goes it? :fl :cd
     
  4. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    I was just logging in to do a report! Your timing is impeccable!

    Okay, here's the tally as of tonight, Day 13. I still have:

    2 Cream Legbars out of 3
    2 Green Magnolias out of 6
    1 Olive Egger out of 3
    3 Ameri-flowers out of 7
    1 Bielefelder out of 2

    In addition to those lost above, I lost:
    2 Swedish Flower Hens out of 2
    3 Blue Marans out of 3
    1 Black Copper Marans out of 1 (I was actually shipped 2 but I broke one the first day)

    It's pretty disheartening.....some clears, some blood rings early on, a couple of quitters, but the issue all along has been the air cell detachment, and there's nothing anyone can do about that. It's just inherent with shipped eggs, and I ended up with a lot of them, I'm sure because they just don't get here very fast, no matter how they're shipped. We don't even bother with having people send us stuff overnight because there is no such thing here.

    So me and the Good Lord will just keep these last 8 going. Those are all tripping the light fantastic in their shells, dancing and active and the air cells look pretty good, except for one that's pretty saddled. We'll see!
     
  5. potato chip

    potato chip lunch-sharer

    The 8 (or however many make it to the finish line) will be that much more precious given their odds of making it through. How much longer are we waiting until we meet the babies?

    Impatient, who, me?
     
  6. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    Got a ways to go yet, PC - hatch date is April 12, give or take! I failed to note that I have one egg I wasn't sure of yet, so I didn't pull that one either, so there's actually 8 and a question mark left in the incubator!
     
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  7. potato chip

    potato chip lunch-sharer

    That's only a week, not long, the suspense is killing me. LOL
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Hang in there Blooie......in this situ, any live chicks will be a job well done!
     
  9. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    I may need to put the markers down and get me a pack of smokes the way this is going! [​IMG]
     
  10. potato chip

    potato chip lunch-sharer

    May I recommend a double pack of Snickers? That's what I've just gobbled down after a rotten day.
     

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