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Thoughts on hatching "old" duck eggs? (cross posted)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickies2020, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Chickies2020

    Chickies2020 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 12, 2015
    So, USPS royally messed up my shipment of fertilized campbells duck eggs. Today is 3/12 and they were laid on 2/28... so about 13 days old. The seller said to set them big end up so the air sack settles in the right spot for 8 hours and to let them come to room temperature. They've been in the NW Pacific in a box for the last 10 days, so cool weather but not below freezing.

    Thoughts on if any might hatch? I know its hard to say since shipping can be hard on them... are they too old?

    (cross posted on ducks)
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    That is not overly old - chances are pretty good you'll have a fairly successful hatch that isn't *that* different than it would have been 4-5 days eariler.

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