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Today is lock down on JJ's Butler eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by TedJan92_in_Idaho, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today is lock down on my eggs from JJ. They were shipped from Florida to north Idaho (Sagle 83860) if anyone wants to check distance on the ride. A long ways and the furthest I have had them shipped.
    30 eggs sent and 23 set and 14 locked down. It would be nice if they all made it but I am loosing faith in shipped eggs.

    Wish me luck!!
     
  2. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I do Wish You Luck/BUTLERS too.I hope to find someone in Texas close enough for a less than 4H drive this spring when they start laying again. I will drive over and get the eggs and I won't have to sweat the shipping.Butlers is my dream bird.Just Gotta have some!...cva34
     
  3. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just went in and recandled. 13 are what is still kickin. Most all have internally pipped. Up the humidity to 59%. I have 15 pairs of Butlers but the lady that had them has been breeding them for years with no new blood. I am wanting a few of these to make it for just that reason. If things go well I will send you some eggs this spring for shipping cost if you're interested.
     
  4. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Sending you hatching vibes Ted!
     
  6. Frankallen

    Frankallen Out Of The Brooder

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    Good Luck Ted !![​IMG].... I have hatched 3 different shipments from JJ, usually get around 50% Hatch...



    Frank from Bama
     
  7. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    50% would of been good but already dropped below that + I'm probably more than 2200 miles NW of you.. [​IMG]
     
  8. Ducky11

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    what is the hatch rate for shipped eggs?
     
  9. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    It can be anywhere from 0-100% with shipped eggs. Can't give you an exact number but if you get 50% or higher that's pretty darn good [​IMG]
     
  10. quailmale

    quailmale Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have some of JJ's Sumo's and I had an 85 % hatch but I live closer to him in Florida. But they are absolutely SUMO's, I hatched them in Late March and they are Heading to camp in the next month. Did I happen to say how big they are? If I wanted to breed my own I would use these, they are bigger than the Georgia Giants I had. [​IMG]
     

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