Shipping Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Zgm12, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. Zgm12

    Zgm12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! Sometimes it helps to keep a few extra thermometers in the incubator to watch the temperature. I sometimes have problems with my incubator being too low. Post some pictures of your chicks if it all works out.
     
  2. loraangel

    loraangel Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I definitely will! Do you hatch a lot of eggs?
     
  3. loraangel

    loraangel Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the first time I have ever hatched anything I'm nervous about not doing it right during lock down.
     
  4. rottlady

    rottlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is funny. way back in the 80's before internet I shipped in a lot of Button quail eggs until I had accumulated my breeding stock. I hatched out a LOT of eggs. Better than 80% hatch rate on shipped in an original round Hovabator still air

    Fast forward to now, getting back into birds 30 years later with a new square Hovabator still air and I am a neurotic mess. People keep telling me you are lucky to get 50% hatch and often nothing on shipped eggs. Eggs and shipping is a LOT more expensive now.

    I have 35 eggs in incubator.
    4 from a local girl ironically they are all clear duds today is day 7 for them no sign of life,
    12 from NY but they were driven to me and I have several I cannot see into at all (dark thick shells) but a couple are for sure clears, 1 looks to be a quitter and praying for hatched chicks. - due to hatch the 25th
    15 from North Carolina and on day 5 I had 12 I was sure were live. recandled tonight and some look like they may have quit
    4 from Washington state and 3 seem to be progressing ok. the 15 and 4 are due to hatch on the 28th

    fingers crossed
     
  5. loraangel

    loraangel Out Of The Brooder

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    Hope you have some good luck with hatching ! I have 3 dozen in right now haven't counted how many are growing yet but hopefully a get at least 25 percent of my eggs to hatch I spent a lot on silkie eggs
     
  6. Zgm12

    Zgm12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have done about 4 or 5 hatches...most of the time with broodies, but I have never gotten shipped eggs before. I really hope everything goes well. The eggs were really expensive.
     
  7. loraangel

    loraangel Out Of The Brooder

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    I have spent a lot also I counted I have at least ten out of that two dozen that are already started so I know the eggs from magnolia silkies are good. Hope you have good luck with yours also!
     
  8. Zgm12

    Zgm12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got my eggs in the mail today. The shipping was really fast and none were cracked. I will set them tomorrow after they've had time to settle. How are both of your eggs doing? @loraangel @rotttlady
     
  9. loraangel

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    That's great! I got the last of my eggs in the mail today also. I was pretty upset yesterday I had already named the one chick lol and I'm pretty sure it died I have no clue why but I guess I shouldn't get attached until they actually hatch and are doing well. I do have 25 other eggs that have life inside I have a few different hatch dates so I got another incubator for hatching. Hopefully I have some good luck with the rest of these. :)
     
  10. Zgm12

    Zgm12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's unfortunate that the little one didn't make it. They always say "don't count your chickens until they hatch," but I know how difficult it is to not get attached. What color silkies did you get? I got blue/splash eggs from her.
     

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