Incubating and hatching eggs chat thread!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Leah567, May 1, 2017.

  1. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    Hello! Has anyone had any experience hatching eggs? Or incubating? Has anyone gotten their eggs off ebay? If so, how many hatched?


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  2. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mum has had a bad experience with ordering eggs off Ebay.
    She ordered 12 Buff Sussex eggs and when they came all was fine; no cracks, eggs were clean etc.
    We put them in the incubator and on candling day, two were infertile and two we weren't sure about. We took out the infertile ones but left the other two in there.
    Then, on lockdown day I candled them again and not just the two that we thought were bad but FIVE eggs were goners.
    Out of the 5 remaining 3 hatched. Not impressed. :/

    However I'm planning to get some SLW hatching eggs from Ebay. Hopefully it'll be second-time-lucky.

    Also, out of interest, where do you come from Leah?

    -Jet
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    There are many great breeders right here on BYC that sell and ship eggs.
     
  4. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    Thanks! I'm in texas
     
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  5. CochinCuddlr

    CochinCuddlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 10 Lavender Guinea fowl eggs off eBay a few years ago. I ended-up with ONE Guinea. [​IMG] And I have a very reliable incubator that I love.
    I've spent the past two years trying to find a companion for him. Very frustrating.
    Carlene
     
  6. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    Wow! I don't think i will get my eggs off ebay
     
  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    It's not necessarily ebay though. Shipped eggs period have a low expectancy. I have a friend who shipped me silkie eggs. She is an awesome packer/shipper. Had a great hatch. Another friend shipped her eggs, dismal hatch. She shipped the other girl eggs same thing. They both had dismal hatches. The route and hubs between them were not very nice to eggs. She's shipped to many people who have had good hatches. Extreme Elevation differences will also play a role. Of course how they are packed will be a big factor. But even the best packed eggs handled roughly by the PO system will suffer. You always take a risk with shipped eggs.
     
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  8. jnckids

    jnckids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm doing my first shipped hatch under a broody. She's sitting on 8 and I'll put the other 10 in an incubator for my first incubator hatch. I bought the eggs from a seller on eBay. I read her reviews, spoke to her, and decided that I trusted her.Then I made the purchase. We'll see in 19 days!
     
  9. AmyLynn2374

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    What breed?
     
  10. jnckids

    jnckids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The broody we believe is an OEGH our Nankin, but she was sold as a serama.
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    The eggs are Crele English Game Hen, Belgian D'Anver, and 2 "extra" bantam eggs that we're only labeled speckled and mottled. My guess by the birds she has is that they are D'Uccle.
    [​IMG]
     

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