Is it safe to assume?........

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by petunias212, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. petunias212

    petunias212 Chillin' With My Peeps

    349
    1
    111
    Jan 12, 2011
    i have 11 eggs whose contents move slowly whichever way you move the egg, runny like is how one poster put it....this is day 5 of incubation....

    I cracked open one of the eggs to see if what i've read here is so....that such eggs are typically infertile....and this is what I saw:


    [​IMG]

    The other 10 eggs (10 now since I cracked the one above, they were 11) are the same way runny like movement of contents. Is it safe to assume they are ALL infertile or duds??

    I'm just so sad - these were my Ameracauna shipped eggs and I was so looking forward to having at least one or two laying hens for their beautiful eggs... [​IMG]
     
  2. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Was the yolk busted like that when you cracked it open?
     
  3. petunias212

    petunias212 Chillin' With My Peeps

    349
    1
    111
    Jan 12, 2011
    yes, it just sloppily fell out, i was thinking the egg's yoke would be whole like when you fry an egg....but no, it just sloppily slid out....

    Quote:
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    16,242
    107
    336
    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Yep, those are duds. [​IMG]
     
  5. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    I suspect shipping was rough on them.. Sorry... [​IMG]

    Nothing you did was wrong... just the shipping.
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2011
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    They are what is referred to as "scrambled" by the USPS. Thank you postal workers!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. petunias212

    petunias212 Chillin' With My Peeps

    349
    1
    111
    Jan 12, 2011
    lol! that is such a funny smilie and i needed the laugh...but you're right, I'm suspecting that no matter what you put on the outside of the box, a package is just a package to them and with so many deliveries to do in one day, everything is rush, rush...no time to be gentle because actually the seller used EXCELLENT packing!!

    Quote:
     
  8. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    It seems like they play toss the eggs before delivering...
     
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:
    I am a firm believer that if a postal worker sees the phrase "HATCHING EGG" they start to play soccer with the box. It is because of THEM that we have such terrible hatches with shipped eggs!!
     
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    9,491
    31
    293
    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    yes thats from shaking the box......if all like that no reason to set them....you can candle them for this also
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2011

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by