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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:27 am 
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I am in shock at the moment as I have set 7 eggs from Western Australia in my incubator 10 days ago and they all have chickens in them moving around. I'm hoping 7 out of the 7 will hatch. These eggs were sent in an egg carton wrapped in bubble wrap and put in an express envelope. I am so surprised that they are viable!! I have spent lots of money over the years with buying in fertile eggs only to have two or three viable eggs out of each lot.
I'll keep you all posted on the hatch rate in 11 days time.

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how exciting for you , I recently purchase nearly two dozen eggs and only got 3 viable eggs, and only one survied hatching, but I guess thats the risk you take.

fingers crossed for you, what breed?

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What luck (or good management :wink: ) hope they make it to the end.
I'd love to know what breed as well.

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They are buff cochins so with any luck the lot will hatch as they are for a friend. I won't take my chances on hatching any for myself..lol

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Well done Darrs ( You could always tell your friend only half hatched even if they ALL do !! Only joking )
When you look at it , for posted eggs to hatch :
They first need to be fertile
they need to be fresh
they need to have been turned
they need to be packed not to get broken in transit
they need to be able to exchange CO2 and O2
they need not to get too cold or hot
they have to be tight in container so they don't vibrate
they should not be jolted (thrown)
they should not be stored for a long period big end down
When you consider ALL these things you have to be lucky to get ANY to hatch !!
I have had better results from eggs in sealled polly post bags of late (in fact I am changing to these ) When you think about it , may well be the pressure issue in planes cargo areas .


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Only 11 days to go!! Hope they all hatch out for you too.

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That sounds promising! :D Will keep my fingers crossed! :D


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 Post subject: THEY HAVE HATCHED
PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:28 am 
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Yep that's right..they have hatched..well two have so far. One more is pipping but i'm not disturbing them whatsoever, not lifting the lid or nothing!! When I get home from work this afternoon I will take pictures of the little wee things. WOW i'm just amazed that they got this far :shock: [/b]

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well done darrssy.

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Well done, cant wait to see pics :D


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Congrats.
Hope you have a bator full of little fluffies waiting your return :D

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Wonderful! Hope you have a high success rate.

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only just started reading about your shock Darrss... :wink: the only time i ordered eggs from over east and my ONE stipulation was no plastic wrap, so they cam plastic wrapped!! :lol: :lol: but most did still hatch...
good luck with yours! hope you have the 7 out and happy when you get home tongiht!

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Here they are..all six healthy..lovely big little cochins!!

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Congratulations Darrssy. What a fantastic result
I must say they look very fetching against the mauve towel :D

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