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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by vkp23, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. vkp23

    vkp23 Songster

    Jul 10, 2009
    My house
    I give up on shipped eggs. From now on I'm only going to hatch my own eggs or eggs close enough for me to pick them up myself. I've gone through 4 batches of eggs and only had one chick hatch and he died this morning. My temps and humidity have been perfect and I turned them and didn't candle much and eveything I'm supposed to and still no chicks! [​IMG] I realy think it's the X-rays the PO does that killed them. They either don't develope or they grow and have something wrong with them and don't hatch. the only reason this one hatched was because I helped and he lived 4 days and during that whole 4 days it seemed like he couldn't swallow right. So thats it! I quit on shipped eggs. I'm just going to wait for my girls to start laying or I'm going to find eggs with in 50 miles of where I live to hatch. [​IMG]

  2. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Shuckins - I'm sorry you've had such horrible luck with shipped eggs. I hope your hatches with local finds turn out much better!
  3. sethsleader

    sethsleader Songster

    Apr 14, 2009
    That awful, I hope that you have better luck soon. [​IMG]
  4. Squirtchy2009

    Squirtchy2009 Songster

    Aug 28, 2009
    When i think about eggs i always think logicaly and say to myself well eggs being shipped arnt always the best i dea so i think your right stay to locals or your own eggs to hatch, better safe than sorry ! [​IMG]
  5. fishman65

    fishman65 Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    flat rock
    post on craigslist in the farm+garden section for farm fresh fertile eggs and you should get all you want. or check out weekend farmers market and yard sales they are good places to look.
  6. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    I am in the same boat.All the batchs that I have had lately have ended badly as well.The best batch I think I had was some eggs that I picked up.I have been looking at my own lf eggs and they all look fertile so I am going to try them next.
  7. I think im going threw shipping syndrom too... but what makes no sence is that my chicken actually hatched good chicks.. and I gave my cousin 6 eggs to hatch with his chicken and that bloody bird hatched them all...

    Im at a loss for words...

  8. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

    Mar 5, 2009
    Hornbeak, Tennessee
    I agree with you. I plan to incubate my own or buy local eggs so I can pick them up. Or get them at the auction. I will be starting a batch soon. I'm setting up the bator tonight.
  9. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I feel your pain. I had 2 sets of Silkies and none of them hatched. I drove over 50 miles to pick up eggs and they were all good until they hatched. Out of 12 eggs 7 little silkes hatched. I had Ahappychick hatch some for me and she sent them over night. That's the only way I'm going to do it from now on. [​IMG]
  10. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    Quote:Are silkies really that hard to get. There are plenty in central ny.

    If you really want a breed it might be worth it to pay for live chicks or chickens.

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