Shipped Eggs,Plan And Simple

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by grandpaw roo, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. grandpaw roo

    grandpaw roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd like to know success rates on shipped eggs.Lets keep it plain and simple.
    1)State to State-how far shipped
    2)Time of year
    3)Time it took to ship
    4)Rate of success- number shipped/number set/number hatched
     
  2. grandpaw roo

    grandpaw roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not even 1 reply?[​IMG]
    I guess I'll give some shipped eggs a try and see for myself.
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    It's all about packing skills and then? The luck of the draw. Don't ship during freezing weather or horrid hot weather as the PO trucks are not heated nor cooled.

    Some folks don't hatch more than 40% on their own backyard gathered eggs. I've mailed and received eggs and arrival was 100% unbroken. Great packaging is the key. Hatch rates were 75% which is quite respectable. Shipped 4 states away and received from 3 states away.

    The problem is the variables. Just far too many. There are dozens and dozens of threads here on the subject and a thousand members have sent and received eggs. The skill of the packer? Vital. The skill of the hatcher? Vital again.

    The risk of the PO playing soccer or tossing the box? Who can predict that? This is rather like asking if the weather is nice when one goes camping? LOL [​IMG]
     
  4. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1. I've received eggs from New Hampshire, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, New Jersey, and the Carolinas. I live in Pittsburgh, PA
    2. Late february to late october. I avoid winter months because of the temp. I avoid getting eggs from the south during summer for the same reason.
    3. 2 days. Always 2-3 days.
    4. 30%-80% hatch rate. Varies because of shipping and how rough they are with the package. Out of 12 i usually get 2 cracked. But people always send between 12-16 to make up for any that break.

    Try to stay close to home to avoid the transfer between many people. Close to home means a couple states away.
     
  5. seventreesfarm

    seventreesfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first ever hatch, shipped from TN to WA, 2 days shipping, in September.

    16 eggs
    1 broken
    2 duds
    1 quitter
    12 went into lockdown
    6 hatched

    I just got 2 more batches yesterday and today, one from AL and one from GA.
    AL : 16 shipped, 3 broken
    GA : 11 shipped, none broken. They go into the incubator tomorrow.

    Once I get the right mix of breeding stock for my project, I won't be buying any more eggs.
     
  6. liljunie

    liljunie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GA to MA - 1.5 day to ship

    30 eggs 1 broken (8 not fertile replaced by seller)

    11 growing out of 21 eggs close to 50%

    NY to MA 1 day shipping 2 out of 7 -
    Same breeder met at show a month later bought 6 more eggs 4 of 6 hatched

    **I have seller put my number on the box and I pick up at post office! This eliminates some of the handling of the box.
     
  7. grandpaw roo

    grandpaw roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now we're getting some numbers I can go off of.[​IMG]
     
  8. liljunie

    liljunie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GA to MA 1 day shipping. None broke out of 30. Will let you know when I candle them in a few days.

    So far 9 out of my 11 hatched (still in the process)
     
  9. grandpaw roo

    grandpaw roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got some Blue Millies and Buff Brahmas due to hatch the last week in March.We will see how it goes!
     
  10. tcmstalcup

    tcmstalcup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are sooo many variables in shipping. Packaging, temperature, handling etc. I always order eggs shipped in my own state and have had much better hatch rates since I started this policy for myself. I got tired of wasting money on eggs shipped from far away.
     

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