Shipping eggs in heatwave

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Dark4, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Dark4

    Dark4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I just ordered some white silkie eggs from ebay and now theirs a big heatwave on the east coast and they just shipped [​IMG] (they'll be moving right threw it) will they survive?[​IMG] they should be here Thursday.
    Might they have birth defects if they even hatch
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2010
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:only time will tell..I just delayed two sipments for another day because temps are in the high 90's here!!! When you get them -let them rest and pop them in bator-its the only way youll know if they made it-candle at day 7 youll have your answers...good luck with your silkies [​IMG]
     
  3. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Good luck with it! They may have a hard time of it, and if it's hot enough in the shipping box they may start incubation in there [​IMG] So when you let them settle, don't let them get too cold. I had a batch pull this little stunt on me (they were pick up, so no handling damage, but the person was storing them in the really hot barn), lost every single one to letting them settle without realizing that the cooling would kill them. If she'd told me, I'd have put them right in the incubator, but I just didn't know [​IMG]
     
  4. gamechickens

    gamechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine were shipped and got to hot. only 20 out of 42 eggs made it:( good luck hope this does not happen to you
     
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:you mean 20 hatched out of 42?? If thats the case then you had a good hatch rate for shipped eggs especially in this heat wave!---or were 22 bad on arrival:-( ??
     
  6. gamechickens

    gamechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no non i mean only 20 out of 42 started. the others stayed clear. got to hot. comes from a very reputable hatcher and they would not mess up that bad in the fertility department so i know it was the heat or post office
     

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