My hatch results from BYC seller "bargain"

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by OldChurchEggery1, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. OldChurchEggery1

    OldChurchEggery1 Songster

    Sep 27, 2011
    Just want to put a good word in for the eggs I received from Nancy of the Garry Farm. I left feedback after I received the eggs saying they all arrived safe and sound, but I thought a follow-up on how the hatch went would be something of use to the community.

    I received the following:
    4 Wheaten Marans eggs
    3 Easter Egger eggs
    4 Blue/Black/Splash Orpington eggs
    3 Lavender Orpington eggs

    I waited three days to set the eggs in the incubator. The following hatched:

    4 Wheaten Marans
    3 Easter Eggers
    3 Blue/Black/Splash Orpingtons
    2 Lavender Orpingtons!!!

    The last thing to hatch was one Lavender Orpington. It had pipped and made a hole the size of a half dollar but somehow another egg shell got stuck over top of it like a cap. The other chicks were doing a lot of hopping and bopping and must have rolled its egg into the cast-off shell. I figured no chick, no matter how strong, could break through its own egg plus the dried out shell of another and given its progress through its own shell, it didn't have any underlying issues that would make me say "Well, if it doesn't make it there must be something wrong with it." I gave it a minor helping hand by pulling off the other shell and peeling back the membrane from its egg that had gotten cemented to the extra shell. It popped out and fluffed up overnight. I am very, very pleased to say the least! [​IMG]

  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    Great news! [​IMG]

    Thank you for sharing your positive results!!
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
  4. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    I have gotten eggs shipped to me by Nancy several times and it has always been a great experience. First time around with the Ameraucana/EEs was 100% hatch! The second time around was with Guineas at 90% hatch!

    And she is such a dear to work with. I bid and won crested Pekin duck eggs but the buggers quite laying. She was honest and quick to let me know what was going on, didn't try to pawn off another breed on me or give me a bunch of lame excuses. Certainly a great seller and conscientious about her customer service. I have dealt with others that were less than ideal to work with but will always go back to Nancy.

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  5. OldChurchEggery1

    OldChurchEggery1 Songster

    Sep 27, 2011
    Here are two pictures of some of the chicks. I sent a group to live with my mom since she was dying for some Orpingtons in anything but buff!
    and overhead:

  6. MNShepherdess

    MNShepherdess Chirping

    Jun 11, 2011
    Congrats! Sounds like a great hatch!!
  7. Gagirly

    Gagirly Songster

    Nov 1, 2011
    Perry, GA
    That's great to hear ! I've got some speckled sussex and delaware eggs due for lockdown next week.
  8. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Songster

    Feb 4, 2011
    SE Idaho
    Wow! Thanks for sharing! [​IMG] Keep posting pics as they grow. [​IMG]

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