Potentially Dumb Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hozer, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Hozer

    Hozer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 14, 2009
    Homer, Alaska
    I was talking to someone up here in Alaska about buying hatching eggs from the lower 48 States and she said she has a poor hatch rate with many detached (??) air cells.

    Everything is air-freighted up here. I was wondering if it was a problem with the decompression of high altitude. Which leads me to the question...would it be worth the trouble to try to use an air tight shipping container?
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I would think it was mostly rough handling.
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    There was a thread about the changing of altitude a while ago, I think it was a thread by BUSTER.
    he was testing eggs that came from a different altitude.

    He also tested various degrees of humidity when hatching, I believe the best hatches were from different humidity levels that are generally advised.

    You can try search by the user name Buster and see if you can find anything - I didn't follow it much as I wasn't really into hatching more eggs at that time.
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2009

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