Older eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sara, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

  2. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    I don't know about hatch rate of that old of eggs. If you have the money to take a chance than go for it.

  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Well... It's a betting game... and they are shipped... I have gotten about 30% of eggs from a bunch that sat out for 3 weeks though to be viable up to day 16.
  4. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    The seller has good feedback and you can be pretty sure that hatch rate will not be greater than 50% after shipping. If you only want a few you might be better to wait on a smaller offering. If you have room to incubate them then you might try it. I have sent eggs to people with the understanding that some were older (7 days) eggs and they had fairly good hatch rate.
  5. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Southeast Idaho
    Oh Sara! You only want one or two, watch a whole bunch would hatch! [​IMG]

    That is a good price though.
  6. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    yeah i thought the price was right! Somehow I got a bug to have all different colors of eggs, so i need the dark brown cukoo maran eggs yet!
  7. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Southeast Idaho
    And how about Welsummers and Barnevelders? They lay cool dark eggs.
    More, more, more![​IMG]

    Hey, you don't list Americaunas in your sig line. Don't you need blue or green or pink?
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2007
  8. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    apparently i need to update that..i do have EE's/ameracaunas, they aren't laying yet though![​IMG]
  9. JFL1950

    JFL1950 In the Brooder

    May 31, 2007
    Jacksonville, Texas
    I don't know why we don't trade our own eggs here.
    There must be plenty of people here that could do that.
    Then if the hatch rate isn't all that good we aren't out all that much.
    I also think that they should line the boxes they mail them in with tinfoil to cut down on the x-rays.
    If they want to see what's inside let them open the boxes.
    I had too many come and after waiting 10 days or so candled them to find only one or two fertile the rest must have been x-rayed or the haet in the trucks too great.
    Just a thought.

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