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Sigh- wet shipped eggs...hope?experience, anyone??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by klf73, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I got some eggs shipped to me, they were destroyed [​IMG] . I had one that was smushed and got the others all wet, I patted them dry. Any chance they will still develop? Any stories of success, or should I not even bother adding them to my bator?
    Krista
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2008
  2. Akane

    Akane Crowing

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    They just got some of the other egg on them? I would think most would be fine. I'd throw them in the incubator and just candle frequently. Within a week you should know if any are good.
     
  3. Leslie In North Pole

    Leslie In North Pole Songster

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    Definetely try incubating. Last year I can a box come in that literally every other eggs was destroyed, it was a huge gooey mess. I still managed to get an egg to hatch.
     
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I had a horrible smashed mess on one order, only about 6 eggs survived but three hatched! They were bathed in the yucky remnants of what have been siblings.
     
  5. Oh boy. That stinks, literally.[​IMG]

    How many did you get and what kind are these?

    Ps. I just changed my screen name. [​IMG]
     
  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    They are Ameraucana, was supposed to be almost 3 dozen (2 shy). Only 26 made it without major damage, will candle tonight to check for cracks. I just haven't had any broken ones with all my shipped eggs so I never had this happen. 6 of 7 in one color was soaked and it's the one I "really" wanted. A few of the other colors were "damp" from a broken egg being close to it. My box was a mess so I dont' know if the others even have a chance. It has a big hole punched in the side of the box. It has to be the worst handled one I have gotten so far. Well, will see how they look on day 7 [​IMG] .
    Krista
     
  7. priszilla

    priszilla Songster

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    I had a broody hen whose nest got flooded-her eggs hatched-don't give up!
     
  8. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    usually when the egg breaks and the egg gets on the other eggs and makes them not want to grow i would still go ahead and try just candle at 7 days
     
  9. chickenfanatic

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    never hurts to try give em a shot i say
     

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