SHIPPED HATCHING EGGS.....what's your experience been?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by I LOVE COCHINS, Mar 14, 2009.


    I LOVE COCHINS ChochieChochieCoo

    Feb 10, 2008
    Hello Everyone,

    I've read a lot about shipped eggs, the good and the bad and the ugly. Right now I'm on my first hatching experience ever. They're shipped eggs, I bought a dozen and I received 14 eggs. [​IMG] March 13 was my expected hatch date. So far I have 5 BEAUTIFUL chicks and one is pipped.
    I would love to hear/read how well your Shipped eggs [​IMG] hatched. Hope to hear from you all soon! [​IMG]

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    Breed - BBS Standard Cochins
    Shipped from? - Mississippi
    Shipped to? - California
    How many eggs? - 14
    How many hatched? - 6 ( I'm in the middle of my hatch, so I will update after it's finished)
    Over all Experience? - 9 1/2 [​IMG]
    How Many Roos-
    How many Pullets-
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2009
  2. BawGock

    BawGock Songster

    Jan 21, 2009
    Idaho Panhandle, USA
    Congrats on your hatch!
    I've got my first batch of shipped eggs "cookin" in the bator right now.
    Here's my stats so far:

    Breed: cuckoo Marans
    Shipped from Ohio
    Shipped to Idaho
    12 eggs shipped, no broken ones
    culled 3 at 7 days, 9 due 3/24

    I'll rate after the hatch!
  3. 4hchknmama

    4hchknmama Songster

    Jan 25, 2009
    Monroe, WA
    Congrats on the hatch! My first shipped eggs are in the bator now and they are due to hatch tomorrow. I started with 8, all arrived safely, I had two clear, one that had a blood ring, and one that I broke on accident, so, I have 4 left with one pipped now. So, I will definately hatch out shipped eggs again [​IMG]
  4. l'uccello

    l'uccello In the Brooder

    Feb 28, 2009
    S.F. Bay Area
    We received nine from an Ebay purchase last week and candled on day six last night. One clear, one clear with a scrambled air cell, one blood ring, three that looked good and three that show some veining and a dot, but less than the good three. We've had excellent results (90+ %) in our home-built with eggs we carefully collected and stored ourselves, and it's been holding temp and humidity very steady as usual this time so I've got to think the way we acquired them is the difference. Just hoping for the best at this point.
  5. banter

    banter Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    I've had decent luck with shipped eggs. I never expect more than 50%, and have had better hatch's than that. I've only done rare or endangered breeds, so to me it's worth it. I wouldn't own those breeds if I didn't take a chance.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2009
  6. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    I have hatched from lots of shipped eggs, had some good hatches, some not so good. I think the key is packaging, if eggs are packed and get there in one piece, that is the first hurdle.
    Second is Temp & Humidity, I don't think one thing works for everyone, you take the parameters for day 1-18 and for hatching and figure out what works for you in you area.
    Next , keep in mind that even in a perfect world sometimes Chicks don't hatch or pip and die.

    Overall I would say average on shipped would be 50-60 percent would be a good hatch.
  7. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    Most of the time a 50% hatch is good with shipped eggs. A lot depends on the PO and how they handled them. I have found that most people who ship eggs are very good at packing them. But if the box is treaded wrong and tossed around your going to scramble the eggs no matter what.
  8. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Songster

    Feb 13, 2009
    Delight, AR
    just hatched a batch of ebay eggs. i bought a dozen but she shipped me 30. 2 were broken upon delivery. the others all developed and grew. so far out of the remaing 28, 20 have hatched. i do not know about the other 8 as i have not candled them yet. so will wait and see. but that is about a 72% hatch rate which is great for shipped eggs.
  9. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I have had eggs shipped to me twice. 1st time i got eggs all arrived in good shape not one busted or cracked. It was the P.o.s fault on them being 7 days late out of the 9 eggs i got 3 hatched.

    2nd time they were packed perfect arrived in 2 days but. looked like the box had been kicked around. They was I think 10 chicken eggs 3 turkey eggs and 4 duck eggs. 2 of the duck eggs were busted 1 of the turkey eggs were busted and 2 of the chicken eggs were busted.

    So my luck has been "OK" with shipped eggs. Seller Awesome job P.o horrible job.
  10. Chickenteacher

    Chickenteacher Songster

    Mar 13, 2009
    Patterson, Louisiana
    I have hatched shipped eggs and have had good luck. The farthest was a set of RIR eggs I got sent from Montana to Louisiana....3/12.....If I want better hatch rates, I look for someone who is near to my state....I usually use a Brinsea Octagon 20 at home and a Lyon TX7 at school....

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