cooked hatching egg!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gigi56, May 20, 2019.

  1. gigi56

    gigi56 Chirping

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    I ordered some hatching eggs from a reputable seller (I've ordered from her before). It took Priority Mail 6 days to get the box to my house. 3 of the eggs were cracked and 4 were a sloshy mess. The yolk of one of the four was about 1/3 semi-solid! There are still 9 whole eggs. Aside from the disappointment of the delivery, is it worth my broody hen's time to place the remaining whole eggs under her?
     
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  2. Virginia and James

    Virginia and James Songster

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    Man, I'd file a claim with the USPS like NOW! :he
    Don't count on much coming from those eggs. Me myself, I wouldn't bother. They've been through a lot!
     
  3. gigi56

    gigi56 Chirping

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    IMG_20190520_184224.jpg That's what the seller is doing now. I'm devastated Wanted the babies to be hatching when my daughter comes for a visit. She hasn't been able to come home in 4 years and it may be that long before she can come again...
     
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  4. gigi56

    gigi56 Chirping

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    This is the one that looks cooked... The other 3 were thin liquid IMG_20190520_184946.jpg
     
  5. sdm111

    sdm111 Free Ranging

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    Whenever I ship eggs I ask the buyer if they want hatching eggs written on it but strongly recommend not doing. I've done experiments with it written and with nothing written and the written ones were always messed up way more than the ones not. I'm convinced it gets unwanted attention from people that have nothing better to do than to mess with your shipment. Don't trust anyone imo.
     
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  6. Virginia and James

    Virginia and James Songster

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    I've never seen a shipped egg do that, good lord! Is it x-ray?
    It looks like you're a solid 4-hour drive away from me, or I would bring you a present for your daughter.
    I guess the worst you could do is try hatching those eggs, but don't get hopes too high.
     
  7. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Sorry that you got that mess. You are right, that one does look cooked like in almost soft boiled. I don't know where you are, but couldn't you find someone who lives close enough to you to get some from?
     
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  8. BirdsBeesTrees

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    What state do you live in? You could post : Need local hatching eggs please help.
     
  9. gigi56

    gigi56 Chirping

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    You can see the label in the first picture. She Just put a FRAGILE sticker on it. She's shipped all over the U.S. and has never had this happen.
     
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  10. gigi56

    gigi56 Chirping

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    Thank you for the offer. I specifically want Welsh Harlequins. Maybe I'll try again later. I'm just heartsick right now...
     
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