having eggs shipped

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by [email protected], Nov 4, 2010.

  1. pccarver@netins.npccarver

    [email protected] Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice as far as getting eggs shipped. Whether or not they will not have as good a hatch rate if they are shipped compared to not. thank you
     
  2. ADozenGirlz

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    I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice as far as getting eggs shipped. Whether or not they will not have as good a hatch rate if they are shipped compared to not. thank you

    In my experience, and from all I've read on BYC, hatch rates with shipped eggs are dramatically lower than hatch rates from non-shipped eggs. I have 90-100% hatch rates with my own birds' fertile eggs versus 50% or LESS with shipped eggs. In the shipped eggs world, 50% is considered an acceptable hatch rate.
    With shipping, there are just so many factors weighing against the fragile eggs: age of egg from lay to incubation, uncontrolled temperatures, rough handling, etc. Those are just risks we accept when we purchase shipped eggs.
    Good luck with your hatch and here's hoping you beat the odds!​
     

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