First candeling at day 6

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenranchwife, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. Well I candeled my eggs I got from Bama lastnight, and I was having good luck on the first couple, but as I kept going I didn't have such good luck. I think I counted 7 out of 17 that were fertile. I am leaving them in, but not sure that I need to. They were pretty clear. The others I candeled had an embryo in them. I wonder if the long trip messed them up! Anyway you guys let me know what you think.

    Lisa how soon are you sending out the eggs?
  2. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    You can be sure that the shipment from Alabama to No Dakota in the winter would have some affect on the eggs especially during the holidays. I hope you get a good hatch on the 7. I am always happy if any hatch. I always consider that what I pay for eggs is still way less than having chicks shipped from a hatchery. You get far superior stock and you don't have to have oodles of little body warmers just to get 6 to 12 chickesn that you want.
  3. slyfoxpeeps

    slyfoxpeeps Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Lewisburg, WV
    I feel your pain. I ordered 6 eggs each of 4 different color cochin bantams and they shipped 9 each but 4 where broken and when I candled a day 7 zero of my blue cochins and 6 of my golden laced cochin where not fertile. I so wanted those!!!
  4. I sent you an email, Jada [​IMG]

    Happy Holidays!
  5. fdnick

    fdnick Master Chicken Hoarder

    Aug 22, 2007
    Spokane, Wa.
    We are hatching out silkies for a friend, the two shipments she had shipped express (overnight) did great with great fertility but the 2 she had shipped priority none had any signs of life.. course it was the holidays and it was cold and one of the packages took 7 days with priority to get here [​IMG]

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