Question about shipped eggs? Are they not fertilized?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JustPeachy, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. JustPeachy

    JustPeachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought some shipped hatching eggs (Serama) and I candled them on day 14, all of the eggs are clear. Does that mean they are all unfertile or could it be something else related to shipping? My hubby is upset because he thinks we were sold eggs that the seller knows were not fertile but I wanted to make sure something else couldn't cause this before getting back with the seller?
     
  2. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Quote:It's possible they aren't fertile, however with shipped eggs there's lots of factors involved. Postal handling, air travel, packaging, x-rays, etc. All of those can pretty much scramble the egg and make it not develop. [​IMG] Is the seller pretty reputable? They *might* be willing to ship you another set for shipping cost, it's worth asking to see.
     
  3. JustPeachy

    JustPeachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I just wasnt sure if it would look the same? Well it was a little back and forth with very little communication on the part of the seller, I had to send a lot of emails and the eggs came 1.5wks later than promised, so I doubt if I will get any response. The eggs didnt look damaged at all when they arrived, Ill give them that atleast.
     
  4. coltssuperbowl83

    coltssuperbowl83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say they were unfertile. Even when i try to incubate older eggs that have been sitting there for a couple weeks or eggs that have been in the refrigerator they at least "TRY" to start developing. I would get into contact with them and let them know, but yep sounds to me like they were unfertile.
     
  5. luvmy33chicks

    luvmy33chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:have any of the refridgerated eggs ever hatched? Just curious
     
  6. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Recently I had 14 non fertile Lavender eggs come from Oregon. No bulls eye. I also talked to a few others that had the same problem with the sellers eggs. She sells on ebay and here but has the eBay mentality.. She did refund my purchase price but refused to refund shipping. Better than nothing but I will not recommend her and will pm anyone I see bidding on her auctions to warn them
     
  7. coltssuperbowl83

    coltssuperbowl83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:have any of the refridgerated eggs ever hatched? Just curious

    Yes a couple but its not something i would recommend.
     
  8. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Easy enough to check. If you have "given up" on the eggs, gently crack them into a dish and check for the bulls eye. No Bulls eye and they are not fertile. Bulls eye and they are fertile and something else caused them not to develop. I would take step by step pictures of the process to show the seller if they are not fertile.
     
  9. JustPeachy

    JustPeachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I contacted the seller and she happily agreed to send me some more eggs for the cost of shipping. Hopefully I will get some chicks this time!
     
  10. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breeds were you trying to hatch Justpeachy?
     

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