Hatch rates ? what should i expect to hatch

steve2495

Songster
10 Years
May 17, 2009
530
2
131
Lake Forest Illinois
so i put 15 shipped eggs i my bator ones a double yoker
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how many should i expect to hatch? my family will b very angry with me if i end up with too many chickens and i am wondering if i should start making preparations to find them new homes. thank u
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Barry

Songster
11 Years
Nov 29, 2008
255
2
129
Welland, Ontario,Canada
My best result from the only time i tried shipped eggs was almost 1 out of 12. Net result = 0%.
Even the very best packaging is not enough to protect the eggs from a rough transit.
 

rizq

Songster
11 Years
Oct 9, 2008
1,039
9
161
Tennessee
On my last batch of shipped eggs I had 78% development (14/18) with 93% (13/14) of the remaining eggs hatching out. The other died without even pipping the aircell. My incubator was running about 2 degrees or so low (thanks to 2 faulty thermometers) the entire incubation, however, or maybe it would have been better. It is really amazing anything hatched.
 

Paganbird

CrescentWood Farm
11 Years
Apr 25, 2009
1,418
2
189
Western Pa
Quote:
If you expect none to hatch, then you'll be excited when any hatch.
Or, at least you won't be disappointed if none hatch... you will have expected it!
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That's how I tell my kids to think about it when they ask me, "How many do you think wil hatch, huh, huh?" for 3 weeks straight.
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