Fertility Rate on Shipped Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RanchHens, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. RanchHens

    RanchHens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Guys,

    I've got some shipped eggs (Cream Legbars and BC Marans) in the incubator and candled tonight at Day 5 to check and see how everyone was coming along.

    4/8 of the Black/Blue Copper Marans are definitely growing!
    8/15 of the Cream Legbars are looking good!

    That's only about a 50% fertility rate, but I feel like that's a pretty good turnout for eggs that were shipped across country in the dead of winter. Or, should I be fussing at the Post Office?
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    Just remember just because a egg doesn't develope does not mean that it's not fertile. Damage during shipping or, to cold or hot will keep it from developing. But sounds pretty good if 50% of your eggs are growing with your shipped eggs.
    Hopefully you will have all 50% Hatch.[​IMG]
     
  3. RanchHens

    RanchHens Out Of The Brooder

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    You're right! Definitely can't count my chickens until they hatch!

    I've been very happy with the quality of eggs I received. Now if I like the chicks once they're here, and there are any pullets in the group we have yet to see.
     

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