Normal development rate?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LocoPollo, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aug 13, 2008
    Ellijay, GA
    After candling my eggs for day 6, I decided for learnings sake, to break open the ones that didnt appear to have developed. They all had no signs of veining at all, and their yolks were VERY fragile, and the white very watery. One egg was actually scrambled on the inside. Of the 18 eggs that were sent from across the state ( so not far) only 9 show veining at 6 days. they others were as above. Is all of this normal? This is my first batch so I am just trying to learn. It seems a very low development rate. Oh, one egg was broken when i got the eggs, so 9 veined and 8 are duds. So is this normal?
     
  2. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Sounds normal to me... when shipping eggs the yolks can get scrambled or the eggs can get x-ray cutting the chances of a 100% hatch down
     
  3. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Normal, NO. and Please don't blame the shipper. Most, no almost all the people shipping eggs do a great job packaging them. It is the postal department that is the problem. I really don't want to rant on them to much. They are the reason I will not ship or have eggs shipped.
     

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