Gordies orps, n e 1 lucky?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by horsechick, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. horsechick

    horsechick Songster

    Nov 14, 2007
    Eaton, Ohio
    Just wondered if n e one has any in the bators and how they are doing?
    Any hatched?
    We weren't lucky, hatch failed.
    We are just going for chicks next time.

    Boy, those blue orps must be very fragile for shipping?
    Read somewhere maybe its because the gene pool is so small?
    Anyway just wondered,
    Thanks all,
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I have 30 in the bator due the first week in May so far only one clear but some ? marks on a few...will candle at day 14 this Sunday or Monday not sure...
    Another bator running with some on day 3...

    Shipping is very hard on blue/black/splash orps...I have a few different gene pools from around the country and keep them banded for that reason...

    On mine I can have 100% hatches but not shipped ones...lucky once to get 50%....

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