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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by genevieve, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. genevieve

    genevieve Out Of The Brooder

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    my 13 shipped orpington eggs last night and it looks like chicks in 12 of the 13!!! so excited since last time with shipped eggs i hatched 3 out of 40+ eggs...
     
  2. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is awesome! How far did they get shipped? I am having a hard time with my shipped eggs. But my eggs have to come a quarter way around the globe.
     
  3. genevieve

    genevieve Out Of The Brooder

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    Last batch with the poor hatch rate was half from GA and half from TX shipped to PA. This time it was 13 from GA shipped to NJ- however the packaging this time around was excellent (much better than the other ones I got in).

    Where were yours coming/ going?
     
  4. crazypetlady

    crazypetlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    yeh!! I have always had good luck with shipped eggs
     
  5. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had eggs shipped to Hawaii from Illinois, Maryland, south Carolina, Georgia and most recently Oregon. I am hoping the Oregon eggs fare better because they were closer (only 2500 miles... Lol). I have to say, the eggs that I got from someone in Georgia were remarkable badly packed. Got a big fat zero from those eggs.
    Not counting the "Georgia" eggs my hatching success rate average is 11%. that is not counting 3 sets of eggs in the incubator. I have just started this summer trying to hatch eggs so it is possible my low hatches could also be due to the learning curve. But traveling 5000 miles cannot be good for a fertile egg.
     
  6. The Chickeneer

    The Chickeneer ~A Morning's Crow~

    Thats great [​IMG]
     
  7. genevieve

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    Wow! Hawaii!! Impressive any of them make it, really!
     

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