Only 1 egg fertile after 11 days out of 9 eggs!

Sportsterjeep

Creekside Acres Farm
9 Years
Jun 1, 2010
1,491
6
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Mill Hall PA
Length of time from lay to incubator, rough shipping, those are my first guesses. Shipped eggs normally do not do as well as your own, or hand delivered. Shipping is rough on eggs.
 

GothChick

Songster
10 Years
Sep 5, 2010
483
44
181
Wisconsin
I can completely relate. I bought a brand new Brower Top Hatch Incubator and then spent like $120 on hatching eggs. I figured go big or go home, so I bought 3 different sets. I did everything right, let them set, 99.5 degrees, good humidity. Just yesterday it was day 10 and I candled the eggs and had to throw out one whole set of eggs. I cracked each one open and they didn't develop at all. I was sooo upset. I think I might return my incubator after day 21 and quit hatching eggs. There is just way too much money and gambling involved. You just never know what you are gonna get.
 

SilverPhoenix

Bantam Fanatic
10 Years
Dec 15, 2009
3,105
33
201
Penn Valley, CA
Shipping is tough on eggs, sounds like you just had some bad luck and your eggs probably had a rough trip through the mail system.
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Sorry to hear your hatch isn't going as well as expected! I hope your one baby still hatches.
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You might want to start thinking about where you'll get another chick if a lone one does hatch, as chicks are social and it'll need a friend.
 

rebel yell

Songster
9 Years
Jun 27, 2010
1,386
21
161
Alabama
i wouldnt give up, you just need to get your hands on some unscrambled eggs ps. is rough on eggs, thats why i dont let my mail man touch mine, i pick mine up myself at the po. cause they have had a rough enough ride with all the other hands on down the line that dont relly care, try again!!!!!!!!!! good luck.
 

sheila3935

Songster
9 Years
Jul 10, 2010
2,827
33
181
Stonington, illinois
Its not you or the incubator. I ordered 6 eggs that was shipped the post is very rough on them. None made it. Then got 24 eggs from a farm near me. 23 made it to lockdown. 1 showed clear at day 10 So out of the 23 that went to hatch 22 hatched the last was fully formed just didnt pip out. Try finding eggs near you and try again. I put a post on craigslist that I was looking for hatching eggs, Got the 24 for 4 dollars. They are RIR's
 

Liexicof15

Chirping
9 Years
Jul 13, 2010
136
0
99
Tampa
Just because they didn't develop doesn't mean they weren't fertile. They could very well had been fertile and had a rough trip, got too hot, too cold, shaken too much, etc. Didn't develop and non-fertile are two different things. I've ordered quite a few eggs shipped to me recently, and only one batch didn't develop at all. The other ones did pretty good. And I agree with PP, I don't like to let my mail man touch it. I'd rather pick them up at the post office if I can. Good luck in the future.
 

Lund121671

Songster
10 Years
Mar 2, 2009
197
4
121
Wisconsin
owe do not give up! Shipped eggs are always a gamble, but soooo worth it if you can get even a couple to hatch. Had great results with some and no luck with others, but that is the chances I take to get the birds I want. Keep going!!!!!
 

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