What is the hatch rate for shipped eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Promiselandfarm, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. I know that there are a good deal of variables in this but what is the average hatch rate for shipped eggs? I am just wondering as I have some that are to hatch out today and well I am excited but wondering now how many of the 20+ are going to hatch and what about the others that I have gotten from other people. Things we chicken people think about while waiting on those lovelies to hatch....[​IMG]
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I dont think anyone has actually come up with an average. If you get a 50% hatch, that's considered good. I've had 53% up to 88% on shipped eggs.
     
  3. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

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    I've had 0%-75%. It varies due to a variety of conditions.
     
  4. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

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    0% to 100%. that's been my luck and any where in between.
     
  5. I read online that a 40-50% hatch rate is considered GREAT!

    I have had 10 out of 12 hatch. I have had 0 out of 0 develop, I have had 8 out of 12 white call ducklings hatch.

    I have also had 4 out of 40 call duck eggs hatch. When I got them some had bacteria rings, and some smelled rotten, so I through them out. I have a feeling that the guy stock piled his eggs.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2008
  6. fun monitor

    fun monitor Songster

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    I got 14 eggs shipped to CA from WI and am down to 6 on day 19.
     
  7. Mycookoonest

    Mycookoonest Songster

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    2 Silkies just hatched from my shipped eggs... 2/12 better than none! One even had a floating air sac! I was a bit surprised!
     
  8. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I have heard that 50% is a good rate.
     
  9. corancher

    corancher Songster

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    If I get 50% I feel like I got a good hatch. Anything above that is great. I have gotten anywhere between 0-80%.
     
  10. tnkinhunting

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    I have gotten "0" hatch and my best was 7 out of 8 - sizzles from jimnjay - I agree with most 50% is great! I have Welsummers - 11 eggs due to hatch today - not a pip yet! But UT to TN is a long hard journey on eggs.
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2008

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