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Well....I havent lost them all......

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tsagirl, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    Ok here is the UPDATE.....drum roll please..........

    Out of 48eggs.....I have exactly 14 that are fertile. [​IMG] Kind of upseting that I could not have had more being like that, but maybe I will get a incubator like Lone Cowboys that does everything and has a "fan" and all i have to do is wait till day 21. LOL [​IMG]
    The rest of the eggs were clear and blood rings. Sorry Scott(aka)skeeter, none of yours made it.

    I have 7 of Jodys that pulled though and 7 of another farmers eggs that pulled though!
    Hopefully Jodys eggs will hatch so I can at least have my buffs that I have wanted. Either that or I will have to wait till spring to get some. [​IMG]

    Okie dokie,
    Talk with everyone later!
     
  2. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they were fertile,we eat them every day and you can see it
     
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  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Some people are not aware that a fertile egg can be damaged right at the outset so that it can appear infertile-in other words, development is stopped almost immediately. The P.O. can really do a number on eggs even though they seem like they've arrived intact and undamaged.
     
  4. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very true speckled hen,although it was only about a 300 mile trip for them,but the Portland PO is brutal,although i am very sorry they arnt viable,when you get done with this batch maybe I can get some more too you if you wish
     
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  5. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    It's very true if they die off in the first days they look to be non-fertile. I never try to hope for more than a 50% hatch on shipped eggs. So much can go wrong and shipping is hard on them.

    I figure if I get more than 50% its GREAT. If I get less, well it happens. I've had some batches that have done very poorly...zero or just one chick. I've had others that were over 90%.

    A LOT can go wrong with incubating....start to finish.

    Be happy you have some doing well !!

    Julie [​IMG]
     
  6. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    Skeeter...I am not mad at you, nor ever will I be. The eggs being the way they ended up was COMPLETLY my fault!!!! You are never to blame and do not worry about more eggs, I will probably end up damaging them too if you send them. Thank you so much for offering though! [​IMG][​IMG]
    Its really ok, I am happy with what I have and could not ask for more, well maybe but that is just greedy of me.
    [​IMG]

    Now I am hoping they hatch...go babies go! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I can certainly tell you about PO and eggs. [​IMG]
     

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