My eggs are lost.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by warmfuzzies, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    I had eggs coming, some were shipped monday and some were shipped tuesday. They are still not here, so they will be in shipping a week if I get them on Monday. If. I am pretty much betting at least one is lost. [​IMG]

    Will they be to old to set? I already started others, because they were getting too old. So now, if I do get them, I will have to get a hatcher.... [​IMG]
     
  2. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I would not count on very many of them making it, if you do choose to set - between the actual shipping process lasting that long, and there being such a long time between fertilization and incubation, you may not have a very successful hatch. [​IMG]

    Sorry!

    ~Cherlyn
     
  3. Irajoe

    Irajoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure sorry for your delay. I had a similar occurrence a month ago or so...I thought one or two might still hatch, but they did not. They were in transit for 7 days...which probably increased the handling of the box and resulted in loose air cells and scrambled yolks. I hope our outcome is different!

    The seller did agree to send me another set (with me paying postage)...which arrived on time but in worse condition than the first set...I didn't ask for another batch. At that point, I needed to cut my losses.

    I'm hoping for the best for you!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    Well, it was a trade. I'm just not sure I have the guts to try it again!
     
  5. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had eggs lost to the went to the wrong states . I think its was 5-6 days . Out of 6, 4 are in the bator doing great
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've had a couple batches that took 8 days to get to me. I didn't get a very good hatch, but some did hatch so don't give up entirely on them yet.
     
  7. oldbuzzard

    oldbuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well that stinks! [​IMG] did your mail come today? maybe they will make it [​IMG]
     
  8. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Don't give up hope. I would still set them and see what happens. Good luck.
     
  9. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    There is always hope I say when you get them set them , You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
     

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