eggs lost in mail for 28 days...any hope?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by opihiman911, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. opihiman911

    opihiman911 Songster

    Mar 19, 2007
    I just a box of Delaware eggs that were mailed on 1/17. They have been hopelessly lost, have no idea where they were, even with delivery confirmation and tracking. The lady who shipped them said they were still warm when she packed and mailed them on 1/17. They arrived in perfect shape, none busted, box in perfect condition. I ordered other eggs to go with these and they are in the bator right now on day 19, so they are out of the turner and humidity is up high.
    Can I set these lost eggs in a couple days after the others hatch? Is there any hope? If someone out there has hatched 30 day old eggs I'm willing to give it a try just to get 1 or 2. If there is a possibility should I wait for 3 more days till my bator is ready or just go ahead and put them in now?

  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    I would--the chances are slim to none, but you got them so I would go ahead and but them in the bator.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    It won't hurt to try, I've hatched out a few eggs from a buch sitting around for nearly a month totally forgottenn. Worst thing that can happen is nothing hatches.
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I dont want to be negativve but You may not get any hatches [​IMG] Its worth a try though
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Can't hurt to try, but I don't hold out much hope. This is why I don't put Delivery Confirmation on my eggs. It doesn't track them, only tells where they were after they've left there. If they're this late, doesn't really matter where they were, the hatchability is lost anyway. Im sorry about this batch.
  6. Pinenot

    Pinenot Songster

    Sep 11, 2007
    WOW! That is a long time! I would still try [​IMG]
  7. pax12

    pax12 Songster

    Feb 7, 2008
  8. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    I'd go ahead and pop them in the bator after the others come out. I mean at this point, what do you have to lose....

    Sucks they were lost that long !!!!!!!

    Keep us updated.

    Julie [​IMG]

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