What are the odds?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kstaven, May 29, 2007.

  1. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    This was a REALLY strange hatch.
    12 Maran eggs.
    4 hatch on schedule.
    1 dead in shell
    7 pipped from the wrong end of the egg on day 22.

    I have hatched tons of eggs over the years and seen this periodically. But 7 out of 11? The odds ofthis have to be staggering.

    Anyone else out there ever had anything similar?
     
  2. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Sorry about the 7 that didnt make it.
    With my bugies I never had more then one or two, not hatch out of 4-6. Usually they all hatched. But apples and oranges here I'm thinking.
    But with those numbers, head to your local casino and pick up the dice. [​IMG]
    No experience with egg hatching (chickens), so I dont know if thats bad or good, but I do belive its good in Craps.
    I'm not a gambler either, but thats my understanding [​IMG]
     
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The 7 that pipped on the wrong end are all alive. I had to crack the shells a bit so they could get out but they are all fine.
     
  4. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Oh cool [​IMG] , I read that backwards.
    Grats on your New Arivals.
    And Id'e still hit the casino, 7 is lucky hehe.
     
  5. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Were your eggs shipped? Also some eggs that are shaped more oval than others are prone to hatching out on the small end. I had 1 batch last year with lots of breech chicks and they were shipped across country. I figured they got shaken up and that was the reason.
     
  6. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They where shipped. Eggs where all very normal in shape not overly rounded or ovaled. Air cell was on the top and very evenly formed. Not going drastically down the side like some eggs do.

    As I said,"I have seen this before." But the percentages I have never seen at any time. And having all of them survive blew me away!
     

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