Heat and Shipping?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Connorrm, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Connorrm

    Connorrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone had any issues with having eggs shipped in this heat? Would it be better to wait for it to die down a bit? I'm getting anxious wanting to ship in some non-hatchery Delawares!
     
  2. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heat? I wore a fleece outside yesterday [​IMG]
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Why how hot is it in NY. The weather has just been lovely here in Ohio. Low to mid 80's and nights in the high 50's to mid 60's. I Just had about 3 dozen shipped. I don't know what kind of problem you could have other then they start to develop
    Michele
     
  4. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I totally didnt think about the heat! [​IMG] I have 6 duck eggs coming on the 23rd throuth the 29th I dont know when. I hope the little guys make it.

    I have some ducklings coming on the 29th if that does anything? Just kidding lol, happy hatching to all!
     
  5. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    The eggs I got in July were in bad shape.. but the ones I got earlier this month are doing pretty darn good for shipped eggs.. AND it was hotter in early August than it was in mid July.. I think the handling the eggs receive in transit makes a bigger difference than the temperatures... after all.. most people who ship have a lot of packing materials in the boxes..which does help to insulate the eggs a bit (not saying temps dont play a part.. just that rough handling makes a bigger difference than temperature)
     

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