Will my eggs still be good?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bigspringshatchery, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2010
    Roanoke Alabama
    I ordered 12+ barred rock eggs. They were shipped Wednesday from Texas but didn't make it today so I'll get them Monday. Are they still gonna be ok or am I out of luck on these?
  2. Tropical Chook

    Tropical Chook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2010
    I would say you should still give them a try. I recently had eggs shipped from the UK to Thailand (almost 10,000 km) and I hopeful that some will hatch. Remember, when a hen lays, she doesn't also lay every day, so it can take her two weeks or more to lay her clutch before she starts sitting on them. I don't think a few days will make much of a difference, but with that said, if you're having very warm weather, then that could have an effect on the eggs while they're sitting in the post office. Either way, get them started and then candle after about a week or so to see if they're developing.

    BTW, I'm quite new to all this, but I'm sure others who are more experienced will agree.


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