Hatching shipped eggs with my own chickens eggs.

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

  1. Lily21

    Lily21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

    Lisa
     
  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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