Hatching eggs woes

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by annanicole18, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. annanicole18

    annanicole18 Songster

    546
    86
    186
    Mar 16, 2009
    Cincinnati, OH
    Just got home from an interesting trip to get hatching eggs. Started to snow halfway there and made the roads a bit slickery. Anyways home safe with the eggs and I have to say I am equally bummed and peeved. I watched the seller pick up each egg and place in a different carton. Get home to find eggs as old as 3/6 and even have one that is cracked pretty good at the skinny end. Now I didn't pay a lot for these eggs but man I wish they would have told me they were going to be older eggs... I would have gotten fewer eggs to have fresher ones only. I would throw them in the incubator tonight but I have other eggs arriving in the mail tomorrow. I just bought them to fill the incubator since it was going to be running anyways but still feel like the seller had less standards than I would hope most sellers have. Here's to hoping enough hatch to make it worth my time.
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    59,561
    47,706
    1,327
    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Buyer Beware.
    Always a good question to ask...."when were eggs laid".

    8 days old should be just fine, wouldn't incubate the cracked one tho.
    Was it visibly cracked or only with candling?
     
  3. annanicole18

    annanicole18 Songster

    546
    86
    186
    Mar 16, 2009
    Cincinnati, OH
    Visibly cracked substantial enough it should have been noticed. I will definitely ask about the dates in the future, up until now I have dealt with great reputable people.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: