Shipping eggs in.Does it work?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JR, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. JR

    JR In the Brooder

    May 29, 2008
    can anyone give me hatch rates of shipped eggs?
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    I have had 8 out of 12 eggs hatch ( call duck eggs )
    I have had 12 out of 13 Silver Sebright eggs hatch
    I have had 0 out of 13 Golden Sebright eggs develop ( i think they were x-rayed)
    I have had 3 out of 12 delware chickens hatch.
  3. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    It all depends on the kind of egg, how far they were shipped, the weather, how your bator is running and so on. If you get a 50% hatch, you are doing great. Just my thoughts..........Good luck...............
  4. apbgv

    apbgv Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    I have had zero to about 90% hatch rate, and get this the best hatch I had was some that was in the mail system for 6days, weird.
  5. inudat12

    inudat12 In the Brooder

    Apr 5, 2008
    NorthCentral Ohio
    Well, there are a lot of variables in shipping eggs.

    1) Fertility--can be an issue shipped or not
    2) Packaging
    3) USPS
    4) USPS
    5) USPS
    6) USPS

    Hmmmmm, I don't think I left anything out......Did I say the Post Office?

    Oh yeah 7) USPS.

    I had 28 eggs shipped to me, 6 had broken air cells and 6 never developed. Was this due to shipping, I can't swear to it but....
  6. seriousbill

    seriousbill Songster

    May 4, 2008
  7. Mycookoonest

    Mycookoonest Songster

    May 29, 2008
    Hudson Valley NY
    I just checked my Silkies that were shipped to me tonight and they are showing some veins. It's only day 3 so we'll see how they really do... But I'd say a few probably won't even have a chance...
  8. fun monitor

    fun monitor Songster

    Mar 30, 2008
    southern california
    I got eggs shipped to me today and of the 14, 2 had broken air sacs and weren't good. Of the rest, half look good and the other half look good-ish. I'll let you know the hatch rates when it's all over, but I'm using a broody instead of a bator so you get to toss that variable in there as well. [​IMG]
  9. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Songster

    Feb 13, 2008
    Northern Maine
    I'm no expert- not at all- I have 13 chicks- only one that I've hatched myself, who is now 10 days old.
    I was shipped 15 eggs from Florida (I'm in Maine)
    Perfectly packaged.
    6 of the eggs were broken in the box (don't ask me how--- they were so well packed- I think the USPS played kick-box that day)
    2, I later found, were actually broken, but such fine cracks I didn't notice until I candled them.
    I have no idea how to check to see if air sacs are intact, so don't know if they were or not.
    Incubator (still air LG) spiked and dropped temps several times
    AND, it was my first hatch.
    1 chick hatched on day 21, and nothing else.
    As far as I'm concerned, it was a super result considering all the odds were against this hatch.
    I do say, I blame the USPS for most of the failure, however!
  10. JR

    JR In the Brooder

    May 29, 2008
    well I am not good enough yet to tell which eggs are ok and which are not so I guess I will put them all in there and hope for the best.

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