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Question about shipped eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Teresaann24, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I got my eggs this morning The nice BYC'er I got the eggs from wrapped them perfect but the PO did a number on them. It looked like they played football with it. Anyways I knew I was gonna find a mess inside and I did alot of busted or broken eggs. Out of 4 duck eggs only 2 made it. I need advice on busted air sacs. I candled them before putting them in. One looked intact and one um? IDK it had a air spot in the egg that moved when I moved the egg around. Does this mean the air sac is ruined and will it develop?
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Im sorry about youre eggs , I dont know anything about air sacks but I am [​IMG]:fl for you

    What is up with the the usps lately everyone seems to be getting smashed eggs and banged up boxes.. not just a few dings some look like they got droped of the impire state buildin or ran over during by a truck. what on earth does happen to packges to get this damage.
     
  3. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On Saturday, I received a dozen eggs from a hatchery and although the package was in perfect condition, one egg was broken and many got scrambled (the air sack was floating around). I set all 11 in the bator and have 4 maybe 5 developing. The eggs with the loose air sacks won't develop. I would have thought for the amount of shipping I paid, they would be insured but, they are not. In fact the box is not marked fragile! Go figure. It was Priority Mailed but still took 4 days to reach me.
    When I contacted the hatchery, they have no obligation to replace the damaged eggs but were kind enough to be willing to supply me with replacements. Don't know when, I am at their mercy but thats okay. They could have hung up the phone.
     
  4. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    so that floating bubble i saw that moved as I turned the egg that is a broken airsac? and it will no develop? Man! If so that means I only have 1 egg to count on. Just my luck!! The Byc'er offered more duck eggs and just pay the shipping but...Wow, This makes me sad. [​IMG]
     
  5. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, i know what you mean. unless someone else has a different conclusion.
     
  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    free floating is detatched, I haven't had any develop, and I hatched quite a few shipped eggs.
    Now if it moves down the side but is kind of stuck, it is what I have heard others refer to as saddle cell, as the egg looses moisture you will see the air cell shaped as a saddle. I have had plenty of these hatch. good luck [​IMG]
     
  7. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    it is indeed loose..So should I just toss it?
     
  8. rikku_03

    rikku_03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard a lot of stories about eggs being smashed up I was thinking about ordering online and now I'm afraid that the eggs might get smashed while being shipped.
     
  9. pegasuschick

    pegasuschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have hatched a lot of shipped eggs and have had about 50% good eggs from them. You do have to expect a lot of them to be bad just because of the shipping.
    I have never had a chick hatch from an egg that had what I call a "floating" air cell. It is is just sloshing around in there it won't develop.
    I don't think I have had any with the spottiness in the shell hatch either. I think the egg is too pourous.
    I am on my fourth hatch this season (my first) and have hatched 12 since yesterday.
    Seven are salmon favorolles which always seem to be a bit difficult to hatch as they aren't really active, three lt brahmas and two Jersey Giants. I am happy with the hatch so far.
    The most important thing is the humidity I find.
    Gina [​IMG]
     
  10. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I am gonna give them 10 days before i toss.I know I am up aganist my odds but I so wanted these duckie eggs. [​IMG]
     

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