Hello, hatch date June 6th and can see light through egg completely.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Alluundra, May 29, 2019.

  1. Alluundra

    Alluundra In the Brooder

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    We have not been able to see any veining at all and half the eggs we opened up no smell no blood at all! As they all look the same is it possible we bought all infertile eggs? Bought on eBay FYI. Up to the point of purchase only one neg review with same problem. Any help advice appreciated. The eggs were packaged amazingly and all arrived whole just not sure they are fertile.
     

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  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    They don't look fertile ... You incubated, candled and never saw any veining? Hatch date was to be June 6? I'd contact the seller ...
     
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  3. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Those are definitely infertile eggs. It's hard to judge eBay eggs...some sellers are good others very bad. I hate buying eBay eggs for that reason...I know I'm going to get some infertile eggs and the seller knows that they are sending infertile eggs but there is no guarantee on shipped eggs. Sorry you didn't have a good hatch. :hugs
     
  4. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

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    The bigger the eggs are, the worse they handle shipping. In my opinion there is no way to determine whether or not the pictured eggs were infertile. Just because shipped eggs do not show any development during an incubation attempt does not mean they were infertile. Constant vibration during shipment or flying the hatching eggs at altitude in a non pressurized airplane can destroy fertile eggs in a manner that the eggs will never show any sign of development.

    The condition of the yolk in the pictures looks like eggs that were ruined in shipment. This does not mean they were fertile to start with, just that there is no way to determine at this point whether or not they were fertile to start with.
     
  5. Doublete

    Doublete Songster

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    I personally wouldn’t buy on eBay... I have bought through reputable sellers and all shipped well... so of my FIVE incubators full of eggs I’ve pulled less than 12 for not being viable... my “oldest” ones were set may 16th.. some may 26th...

    Is your incubator set up properly?
    I let my eggs sit in an empty egg carton pointy end down for 24-36 hours before I set them. That was recommended by many of the sellers. Some said no egg turner for the first 2-3 days, but I only did that with 2 or 3 of my incubators.
    I have my temp at 99-101 read by a separate thermometer and hygrometer with humidity ranging from 40-55 (if it goes up I crack the lid to bring it down to 40)
     
  6. BielefelderHen

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    Ditto...
    I bought 36 eggs from ebay, and they arrived in really good condition, but only 2 hatched, so just about the whole lot must have been infertile. I'm never buying eggs from ebay again unless they are rare breed.

    Only from farms...
     
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  7. Alluundra

    Alluundra In the Brooder

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    I've contacted the seller. We wanted a specific breed that we could find eggs only on Ebay. Oh well. Yes incubator set up right and monitored religiously. Guess try for a different breed but same problem no one around for 7 hour drive one-way sells anything other than Broad Breasted. We wanted Narragansett.
     
  8. Alluundra

    Alluundra In the Brooder

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    This is what they look like candled and have looked the same since arrival. IMG_20190530_064513.jpg IMG_20190530_064713.jpg IMG_20190530_064513.jpg IMG_20190530_064713.jpg
     
  9. BielefelderHen

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    Sorry, doesn't look fertile.
    Looks like you were given infertile eggs???
     
  10. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    :goodpost:

    I agree, it can't be said that they were not fertile when they left the shippers location. After shipping and partial incubation, only viability or non-viability can be determined.
     
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