Okay, I never heard of that either.
I have a lot to learn on different methods people use.
Sounds good and you would know if they were viable too.[/QUOTE]
Yup no duds being shipped. When i drop them off at the post office it will be a box full of fertile and viable eggs.
I share a lot of my knowledge on the forum however that is knowledge that wont ever make it on the forum from me. Day old chicks and eggs is the future of shipped poultry. The cost of my breeding trios is $300 minimum. When shipping os added the total cost is a minimum $700+ depending on destination. If shipping embryos is a success I'm not gonna give that edge away.I'm really interested to hear the process and thoughts on shipping started eggs, do please report back
The further along an egg is the more toletant it is to lower temps and the more intolerant ot is to heat. I've had eggs at 7 and 14 days go unheated on a 3 day weekend in a incubator that i forgot to turn on after checking. The 14 day old ones hatched right on time and the 7 day old were about a day and a half behind. Since they were in a Leahy redwood the temp drop was very, very slow.I believe eggs that are closer to the end of the incubation period might do better being shipped than eggs closer to the beginning of the incubation..
I did try to hatch balut eggs a few times and was finally successful so I know it can be done.
I'm in Houston,Texas and my eggs came from Dallas, Texas.
I do not believe that my eggs were shipped in a plane though...I believe they were driven in a vehicle.
Fertile eggs are a lot tougher than people give them credit for. I practice preincubation for the eggs i hatch. I can keep them viable for 14 days before i set and still have 85%+ success hatch rates.