Oy Vey - nearly 100% hatch rate for shipped eggs!

little_grey_bantam

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I sent out eggs a month ago, the gentleman told me 12 hatched out only 3 didn't (3 were extras). So he pretty much got 100% hatch rate...

LOL, I don't even get that with my own unshipped eggs!! Let alone shipped eggs!! I get a high percentage at times, but never that high!!! hahahahhahaha!!!

Oy Vey! That's a good success story! Was curious who else has successful hatches??? from shipped eggs!!! LOL!!!

G'luck to him and his Speckled Sussexes and Black Copper Marans - I wonder if I will ever get a near 100% hatch rate!! LOL
 

Dread Pirate Roberts

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Wow, that's awesome!

The best I've ever gotten was 5/15 on shipped eggs. The last couple of packages were just brutalized and I'm totally afraid to buy shipped eggs anymore.
 

little_grey_bantam

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WHat do you mean by brutalized??? like smashed or just didn't hatch?

I think we had 4-5 hatch out of 24 from one time
0 from another time
2 from 24 this time
lol and we just got another package... 24 i believe... hatch date is in a week and a half cross yer fingers!!!
I have a pair of $150 chicks ($75 each) in my living room right now LOL
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little_grey_bantam

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Ugh, that's what happened to my first box and one of my boxes were lost (the ones I shipped out, not received lol). The lost one turned out alright, the one that got smashed... not so much
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I've only had two boxes that didn't hatch out very well, less than 25% hatch rate, but everyone else gets over 50% still better than what I'm doing... must I be doing something wrong/???????????????

Was wondering did the box say "Fragile" or anything on it? I always wonder if THAT has any reason for them being destroyed????

I would think purchasing eggs closer is the key, but some eggs I've shipped out 1500 miles and they do alright. Who knows. THere is no rhyme and/or reason at all lol it's just like a lottery or a jack pot.... or... ???? who knows!

I know you can still hatch eggs with detached air cells (never tried it) but I hear members on here talking ALL the time lol
 

key west chick

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I bought some eggs from onthespot. She's in California, I'm in Ga. The eggs where packaged beautifully, only 1 was cracked. I put a little elmers glue on it and it hatched this weekend. Out of about 2 dozen eggs, 18 made it to lock down, and 13 hatched. I only actually tossed 4 that were no good at day 7 and 14. I think that was an awesome hatch!
 

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