Hoping my eggs show up soon

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cara, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    I bought some Blue Orpington eggs on Eggbid, and they've been in the mail since 29th October but still no sign [​IMG] I hope they show up soon and in one piece, i'm dying to hatch some out.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Cara, I have collected all except one of your half dozen you asked for of the Blue Orps. Are you sure you dont want any Ameraucanas?
     
  3. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    I do and I don't LOL I'm not sure how many the other people sent me, and i'm hoping they turn up tomorrow so that they don't send another lot and I end up with twice as many plus yours, because my incubator will only take 20 medium eggs. I suppose 1 or 2 couldn't hurt though [​IMG] Could I let you know when the other lot of eggs arrive, or will that mess up your collecting schedule?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sure, Cara, but I need to know by Sunday midday so I can pack them up to send Monday. If I dont hear from you and go ahead and send one or two, you just dont have to incubate them if you dont have room.
     
  5. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I ordered some from catalupa (Sp) farms and I just got them yesterday. [​IMG] I hope they show up soon for you.
     
  6. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    They arrived this afternoon. I'm glad I checked the tracking on the box one last time today, otherwise they would have sat in the mailbox overnight, and it's down to 30 at night here [​IMG] It did have a message on the box to call me, but I guess the post office had better things to do.

    The packaging was insane. A box full of shredded paper, with a smaller box inside, with layers of shredded newspaper and bubble wrap, and the eggs individually wrapped inside that. One of the eggs was leaking (if that's possible!), but I couldn't see a crack. It didn't look like something that needed incubating, so I cracked it open and the white was very watery and there was a speckled bloody patch on the yolk. Can anyone shed any light on this? It looks like one of the dogs is going to get an expensive egg on their dinner LOL
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Without seeing it, hard to say, but either it had a blood spot, not something you want to incubate OR it had already partially incubated. Eggs that have incubated about three days will look like that inside, if I am visualizing it right. So, do you know how many you can handle me sending? Did they send you extras? You said the packing was insane-good insane or bad insane or just haphazard?
     
  8. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    It had brownish blood speckles in an area about the size of a dime, rather than one big spot or streak of blood. I just didn't want to risk it contaminating the others in the incubator. One stunted chick is enough for me! She's being momma to the ones that I hatched out a couple of weeks ago though.

    The packaging was a good kind of insane, but I was wondering whether i'd ever get to the eggs! They sent me one extra, but I had the leaky one so I still have 10. One is huge and looks like a double yolker, but the rest aren't nearly as big as Jody's pterodactyl eggs. An Ameraucana or two would be great, and if my husband complains about chicken overload i'll give him your no. LOL
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2007
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Good call, taking it out, since it was leaking anyway. Not a good sign at all!
     
  10. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Cara, that is weird. The black Orps. I ordered form them all the eggs were good except one had a crack, so I tossed it. It had a small blood speck/grain in it to. [​IMG] Well, good luck on you hatch...mine are on day one.
     

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