Hatch rates with shipped eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by SuperPeacockman, May 15, 2011.

  1. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are your hatch rates with shipped eggs?
     
  2. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had 10% hatches and then 80% hatches. It depends on the conditions...
     
  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    The postal service can do a number but also the person incubating can as well. I sent pamphlets with each of my orders, some follow it, some don't. Funny how the ones who throw it out complain... Lol

    But it depends. Shipping eggs is a gamble but I get eggs shipped to me all the time and I do the same.
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Speaking In Very General Terms... 50% Would Be Considered A Good Hatch By Most
     
  5. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What do your customers who follow the directions usually get
     
  6. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What do your customers who follow the directions usually get

    I have gotten 70% plus some came from FL others came from 3 counties away seems to me closer is better but it also seems some postal routes do not hatch as well as others
     
  7. Barney47

    Barney47 Out Of The Brooder

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    There are too many variables. I hatched some Coturnix and Butler Bobs a week ago. They came from the same state, different people. One was 25% the other 65% and that was counting the non fertile. I will order again soon from the 25% because I have confidence in the breeder but not the postal service. One took 4 days to get here(ILL) the other 3 days. I thought priority was supposed to be 2 days? Last year I ordered some duck eggs and none hatched out of 15 and I ordered again and 12 hatched out of 16 so go figure.
     

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