Question about shipped eggs?

Teresaann24

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11 Years
Jul 29, 2008
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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?
 

gabrielle1976

Crowing
10 Years
Feb 21, 2009
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Im sorry about youre eggs , I dont know anything about air sacks but I am
: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.
 

mrandmrschicken

Songster
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
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NW IA
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.
 

Teresaann24

Songster
11 Years
Jul 29, 2008
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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.
 

klf73

Mad Scientist
11 Years
Jun 1, 2008
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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
 

rikku_03

Songster
10 Years
Mar 11, 2009
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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.
 

pegasuschick

Songster
11 Years
Jan 23, 2009
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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
 

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