Question about the hatching rates of two varieties of shipped eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mississippifarmboy, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Thanks.
    I didn't ask for replacement eggs, but wasn't going to turn them down either. We have emailed a couple of times since, and I am going to go ahead an order another dozen from the seller besides the replacements. (Buying one and paying the shipping on two) So will have a total of two dozen. Maybe the new rooster will help the fertility, because I really want these. [​IMG]

    I am new to this whole shipping eggs thing. I've always just ordered chicks, but this breeder doesn't ship chicks. Just glad everything turned out nice so far.
     
  2. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Quote:You know, you might consider having 2 #4 USPS boxes (order them online free) and 2 sets of foam insert pairs sent to him just to make the shipping that much easier and safer for the eggs. Fowlrus makes the foam and could ship directly to him.

    Remember...I'll need a roo when you discover you have too many!
     
  3. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Quote:You know, you might consider having 2 #4 USPS boxes (order them online free) and 2 sets of foam insert pairs sent to him just to make the shipping that much easier and safer for the eggs. Fowlrus makes the foam and could ship directly to him.

    Remember...I'll need a roo when you discover you have too many!

    I've got it wrote down in my chicken book already. [​IMG] I'll be happy to share.
     
  4. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Songster

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    Quote:If I was in your position I think I'd have handled it the same way as you did. For two different strains to be sent in the same box, and for one lot to have great fertility and development while the other lot had absolutely ZERO development, well, that obviously isn't an issue with either rough shipping or your incubating abilities. I know that shipped eggs are always a gamble and most sellers don't offer any guarantees, but in that situation, I'd expect the seller to realise something was wrong, and attempt to rectify the problem in some way. If I had been the seller, I would have wanted to know, and I would have offered either a refund or replacement eggs, along with a major apology.

    I don't think you came across as arsey at all. As long as you remain polite and stick to the facts of the matter, I think it's entirely reasonable to alert someone to what is most likely a fertility problem with their birds...
     

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