Do some eggs just not ship well?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Chicks & Turks, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Chicks & Turks

    Chicks & Turks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    Fayetteville, NC
    I am unsure of where to post this, so sorry if this is the wrong spot.

    I ordered eggs from someone in GA. ALL my birds are from her and they are beautiful, boy I wish I had a camera. Anyway I ordered some seramas and some japanese, she has just done test hatches for fertility and got 100%. When she lived here, I would just ride a mile to her house and get them, but she moved so we shipped. My cochins did wonderful. 24 eggs and 24 developed with 24 hatches, AWESOME. But I just candled shes guys and NO seramas are fertile and only 3 japanese are. She is giving me a refund because we have NO idea why they did so poorly. I am going to watch the incubator to see if the temperature spikes during the day, but I've never had that problem before. It's just so depressing, I really wanted these guys! Shelly said she will bring some chicks up at Christmas, but that's a lonnnnng wait for me.

    So do some breeds just ship harder than others? The box was in excellent shape and all, and her packaging was superb
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    One clutch is not enough to make a general opinion. Sorry about your dud hatch. We all have had that rotten luck. I have hatched chicks from her all the way out here in California, so there is hope! She is great at packing and shipping.
  3. Chicks & Turks

    Chicks & Turks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    Fayetteville, NC
    Oh I didn't know she was on BYC, she never mentioned it! I guess I'll email her and ask her username. She has some beautiful mottleded seramas that will be laying next spring, I can't wait for eggs from them.
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I had Serama eggs a few years back from a lady near Chicago and I only hatched out one.

    So are the Blue Orps, it was tough luck for me to hatch any so I ended up buying chicks and started birds.

    Spitzhaubens are tough buggers, it is the luck of the draw!

    Post Office is bad about shipped eggs. Some would even busted boxes and all the stuff oozed out!
  5. Chicks & Turks

    Chicks & Turks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    Fayetteville, NC
    I request eggs to be labeled simply as fragile. Some PO workers would just shake up a box that said live embryos or little eggies aboard, although I wish that were not so. I was looking into getting Polish also, but I think I'm gonna shut down the bator after this batch, because I keep them in for 10 weeks, and in January/February, is our coldest times.
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    In answer to the original question, yes. Some just don't ship as well as others, no matter how well they are packed. It just varies, and you just have to keep trying!

    Hope your next batch is perfect! [​IMG]
  7. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    all it takes is one person to handle the eggs carelessly no matter how well they are packed. Eggs packed the same way from the same person can have different outcomes.

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