just bought shipped eggs, whats your hatch rate?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by XxB0rd3rsxX10, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. XxB0rd3rsxX10

    XxB0rd3rsxX10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i bought 12+ americauna and 8+ silkie eggs from ebay and they should arive on the 5th. i have incubated before but they were from my own flock, never shipped eggs.
    im super scaried though, i have a felling that they wont hatch, and that would mean $50 down the drain. i heard it was hard to hatch shipped eggs and its rare to get a 50% hatch rate. please that its not true and tell me your hatch rate on shipped eggs.

    1st- 0% (dog got into incubator)
    2nd- 50% so far (some are still hatching, its only day19)
    3rd- shipped eggs are on the way

    i feel sick to my stomach that non will hatch! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2011
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    50% is the MAX that I expect to get, but that's during the spring and fall when the weather is cooler. How far are they traveling?
     
  3. XxB0rd3rsxX10

    XxB0rd3rsxX10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i live in central Florida and they are coming from tennesse (smokey Mt.)
     
  4. chicken farmer 1997

    chicken farmer 1997 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my hatch rate with shipped eggs was 0%
     
  5. CorgiHouse

    CorgiHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a 70% hatch rate from eggs shipped from Florida to Oregon! Good luck!
     
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    I've had anywhere from 0-71% with shipped eggs. I had a 33% hatch rate with shipped peafowl eggs last week.
    Lots of good luck & hope you have a great hatch [​IMG]
     
  7. SierraView

    SierraView Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've gotten up to 80% on shipped eggs and over 50% on ever set of shipped eggs up until my last batch I got a 0% and it was the most money I spent. I had done so good on shipped I spent a small fortune and got a 0. I think that's what make hatching fun the gamble on getting some fantastic birds from far away.

    I have 8 of 12 eggs growing and one week till hatch day with my current shipped eggs and very happy. [​IMG]
     
  8. Azriel

    Azriel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just hatched 13 out of 20 shipped eggs. Today is hatch day, so may still get a few more.
     
  9. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    I have had 100% on shipped call ducks, and as few as 1/12 peafowl shipped eggs. Most shipped chicken eggs so far have been minimum 70% hatch.
     
  10. zebserema

    zebserema Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i ordered 24 chukar eggs 2 were broke two was infertile 1 early death the other 19 hached
     

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