What was your hatch rate with your first order of shipped eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by California Gurl, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. California Gurl

    California Gurl Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine's easy I had a zero percent hatched rate.
    They were suppose to hatch the 23 of this month, but unfortunately none of then hatch.
    What's yours?
     
  2. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    My first batch of shipped eggs was a 75% hatch. All that made it to lockdown hatched. The eggs went from CA to WI (where I was early spring, now in MI).
     
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    First was a long time ago and around 70% Have had a few shipments along the way that where write offs. Shipping eggs is a gamble.
     
  4. California Gurl

    California Gurl Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Mine came all the way from New York.
     
  5. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had two batches of Muscovy eggs shipped to me at the same time. The first batch of 6 none of them hatched. The other of 12 I ended up with 8 live ducklings. One died during pipping, another was smashed by a broody. I was very happy with my results. It is always a crap shoot. The seller of the 6 did offer to replace for free if I only paid shipping. Most sellers will send you another batch of eggs if you pay shipping.
     
  6. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    My 1st (& only so far) hatch was with shipped eggs off EBay. 8 out of 16 Cochin eggs from NC hatched & 4 out of 15 Polish eggs from NY hatched. I think it figures up to about a 40% hatch rate. Not a good hatch rate but I did get 8 unbelievably precious Cochins out of the deal. I adore those babies way more than I'd have thought possible!
    (The Polish are my daughter's).
     
  7. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

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    I dont do shipped eggs since i dont have a incubator but my silkie works just as great. My first time was 0 of 6 using a broodie. Hope you dont mind. [​IMG]
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I had 1 of 20 eggs (buttons) and 2 of 18 eggs (coturnix).
     
  9. California Gurl

    California Gurl Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:By all means broody are more than welcome. Since I was also using a broody. I guess I didn't learn my lesson because I just placed bid on some Silkie eggs on here from cjexotic. If I win I'm going to place them again under another broody and if it doesn't hatch again, then no more shipped eggs for me. I'll just stick to hatching my own hens' eggs.
     
  10. KKatknap

    KKatknap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] So sorry your first batch didn't work out! How disappointing! [​IMG]

    My first shipped hatch rate in the incubator was not bad...about 50%. I think it would have been better, but I was new at the incubator thing and I think I had the humidity a little high at lockdown. I was afraid they would dry out & went too far the other way.

    Don't give up on it...some work out better than others.
     

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