why so many quitters?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkies4penny, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. silkies4penny

    silkies4penny Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 23, 2011
    Fayetteville, WV
    hello, I set 16 eggs on the 9th. I have slowly been losing them at various stages of development. I candled at 7 days and pitched only the eggs that did nothing. I candled today and had all but three die. Is there something that I am doing or is this par for the course with shipped eggs. I will say they were in transit through a snow storm, but my temps have been stable at 101 (still air) with humidity at around 20%.
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I'm guessing it's because they are shipped.

    I just tossed 12 of 36 from my bator on day 10. 8 of 19 didn't develop from shipped eggs from WMR.

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