is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by farmgirlforever18, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. farmgirlforever18

    farmgirlforever18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok im really wanting lavender orps and no one around me sells them so im going to have to get shipped eggs do you think its worth it even if i only get two to hatch or should i not even bother with shipped eggs again ( first time they all were quitters) [​IMG]
     
  2. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is way to hot for shipping eggs

    I really not recomend shipping eggs at this time unless is colder were you are

    I got some peafowl eggs and they look bad i dont think they will develop

    Dont waste your money

    wait until weather cools down
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Agreed. It's way too hot over your way to have eggs shipped, IMO. Best to wait till fall and cooler weather. Your odds will be much better.
     
  4. farmgirlforever18

    farmgirlforever18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was going to wait tell the end of august when the weather will start cooling down
     
  5. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Perhaps,next time you incubate, you can practice on less expensive eggs. It really takes a few times to get incubating and all its variables conquered!

    Then go for the special eggs!! Eggs may be the only way to get the birds you want--many breeders start this way.
     
  6. MommaB

    MommaB Out Of The Brooder

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    Man....I hope it is cooled off by the end of August! This heat is insane. We have had 3 digit temps for what seems like months. These last several days it is even hot at night. At least last week about 7pm it was starting to cool down. My thermometer the last several days has still read in the 100's that late. My poor dog is going to bed panting!
     
  7. farmgirlforever18

    farmgirlforever18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yeah i know what you mean i have had one successful hatch out of three and two more due this week and next so i will se how they go.
     
  8. poseygrace

    poseygrace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with others, I'd wait till cooler weather, then use a broody if you have one. Good luck!
     
  9. farmgirlforever18

    farmgirlforever18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But is it still worth it to ship eggs if I only get one or two out of the deal even if I have a broody hen or not
     
  10. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Only you can answer that.. are the chicks worth it to you?.. is it worth it to you if NONE hatch?.. are you willing and ready to accept the risk?

    some people can justify it to themselves to invest the time and money into a hatch that may not produce any chicks or only a few.. others can not justify the cost and the time spent.. so that's something you have to ask yourself... unfortunately, we can not make that decision for you
     

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