Hatching shipped eggs with my own chickens eggs.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lily21, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. Lily21

    Lily21 Chirping

    Apr 18, 2013
    Is it ok to try and hatch shipped eggs with eggs from my Dorking's? I did not know about the air cell issue until reading about it here. I have a dozen eggs being shipped and about 8 from my Dorking's. I could possibly get another incubator for my Dorking eggs.

    Thanks for any information


  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

    Mar 3, 2011
    The Land of Enchantment
    Yes, you can put them together in the same incubator, but depending on the air cells, you might have to treat them a little differently. Your own eggs should have a good hatch rate, but don't be surprised if only half of the shipped eggs make it - depending on distance, handling, change in altitude, packing, health of parent flock, etc.
  3. annmarie33

    annmarie33 Chirping

    Jun 22, 2015
    I did this and had a really bad experience with shipped eggs. They actually ended up giving me my money back. But out of 12 eggs one arrived broken and most were scrambled. 1 did grow in the incubator only to die on day 20. So I only had my own eggs hatch. Make sure you have enough of your own eggs so there isn't just 1 by itself

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