Hows your hatch rate on shipped eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DUccleDude, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. DUccleDude

    DUccleDude Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Cameron Mills, NY
    I have 5 chicks from 70 or so eggs that where shipped. Good, bad I dont know. I am a newbie to it though. So I wanted to know your hatch rate on shipped eggs. Any info would be great. [​IMG]
  2. peruvian_princess

    peruvian_princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2008
    Fayetteville, Georgia
    I am new to having eggs shipped to and only 1 of my dozen actually hatced. 2 others died in the egg and the rest were not fertile or went bad. I think it is the luck of the draw of how they are packaged and how the PO treats the package.
  3. Whistling Badger

    Whistling Badger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2008
    a burrow in a pasture
    We candled ours last night again (day 8). 8 are fertile, 2 "maybes." The rest aren't happening.

  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    My first hatch I started out with 14 shipped, 12 picked up from over an hour away and 8 local.

    I hatched 7 shipped, 9 picked up and 4 local.
  5. inudat12

    inudat12 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 5, 2008
    NorthCentral Ohio
    I've bought eggs 4 times.

    1st shipment)--8 serama eggs-3 hatched

    2nd shipment)--18 jersey giants-16 hatched

    3rd shipment)--28 eggs (5-6 different breeds)--12 hatched

    4th shipment)--Just put in the bator--these eggs where shipped by a "very reputable person"--who's packing technique left me scratching my head-labeling and shipping--I'm not going there. But out of the 18 that were sent 12 of them had loose air cells. (Post man said--I didn't know there were eggs in that box, they've had a rough ride today)..

    Oh Well, I hope I get what I want out of this batch and it will be the last of my shipped eggs.

    Although there are some ducks I would like to have--maybe

    Last edited: Jun 7, 2008
  6. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I've only hatched shipped eggs once, everything else was local...

    15 eggs from Meyers. 8 fertile. 4 hatched. 2 lived. Go figure. Badddd numbers. [​IMG]
  7. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    I am new to incubating shipped eggs also. I have 12 in the bator now, on day 8. I candled last night and 10 of those were developing, 1 maybe and 1 nothing. These eggs came from Alaska all the way to Louisiana.

    Yogiman has received alot of shipped eggs and of course some hatch rates are higher than others. I know that one shipment of eggs came from Washington (I think) to Louisiana and he had 100 % hatch rate.

    It depends on how they are handled in shipping.

    Hope this helps.

  8. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2008
    East Tennessee
    I just hatched 13 out of 16, but when I candled the 16 eggs at 18 days they all were alive. [​IMG] Ive got 2 more shipments in the bator now. 18 eggs candled at 7days 1 had bloodring others were good, going to candle them again tomorrow when I stop turning. Got another shipment of 16 in the bator to candle tomorrow that is 8 days. [​IMG] Update>>>> just candled the second shipment at 18 days and all were alive, one was tossed at 7 days (bloodring) as I stated above. Third shipment was candled too at 7 days all showed to be alive.
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2008
  9. ironrat

    ironrat New Egg

    Apr 25, 2008
    I only once had eggs shipped, 14 eggs (rio grande turkey)
    and I gut 4 poults.
  10. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2008
    Front Royal, VA
    I had 14 eggs shipped, 12 eggs were fertile. 10 grew to maturity, and 10 are happy and healthy!!! Steph

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