What are the chances they will be ok?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by horseyjess, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. horseyjess

    horseyjess Songster

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    I won an auction for Cochin eggs on 2/26 she shipped 12 on 2/28. USPS was supposed to deliver them on 3/2 they got here today 3/4 and I let them sit for 6 hrs oly to settle. Put them in at about 6pm and wonder what are the chances for them?
     
  2. NancyP

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    To many unknown variables to say for sure but I would give them a chance. Good luck.
     
  3. theberlinfam

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    Did you candle and check the air cells? They're easiest to see in a dark area. If they are detached then that could pose problems for development. Sometimes they do stabilize. You never know!

    Good luck!
     
  4. heathersboers

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    Dont give up!! I bought some eggs and they got stuck in a snowstorm for a week- they got here and i set them anyway- I did get a 50% hatch rate.... It is much better than I ever would have thought. [​IMG]
     
  5. Heluerto

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    I probably would have let them rest for the 24 hours still, but I didn't know about resting on my first hatch and had a good hatch rate from posted eggs. Good luck
     
  6. TheSheriffswife

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    Quote:Hi guys..I just got a bit nervous here..Can someone explain why eggs wouldn't hatch that took 3-4 days to ship? Maybe I'm reading this wrong.. Why would the chances be bad?

    I'm seeing "Don't give up" You never know" "Give them a chance" Is the concern about the 4 day shipped eggs or is it the 6 hr settling part?

    I'm just learning so if you all could educate me on this and ease my worried mind! [​IMG]

    Cause if so I certainly just wasted money on 20 eggs that took 4 days to get here..and didn't rest/ settle for 24 hrs. at Breeders suggestion. (said that just makes for "old eggs")?
     
  7. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

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    I just had a really nice hatch (13 out of 17) from shipped eggs that took 5 days - 5 cold, wintry, New England days - to get here. I settled them for only about 8 hours because of the delay in shipping. Another batch that went into that same hatch, and had only taken 2 days to get to me, only yielded one live chick (out of 10 shipped eggs). There are many variables to consider. I would definitely set them and [​IMG] Good luck, and don't forget the pics at the end!
     

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