Monthly Archives: September 2013
Common reasons why egg don’t hatch – Part 2
A few weeks ago I posted a list of common reasons why eggs sometimes don’t hatch. I reviewed things like humidity, weak eggs and infection. Here are four more things to consider.
Rough handling – It is becoming more and more common to have fertile eggs delivered to us through the post office. With the availability of eggs from popular sites like ebay.com and McMurray Hatchery, it’s getting pretty simple to find just about any kind of breed you may be looking for. But this comes at a price. I don’t mean a price in dollars, I mean a price in hatch rate. Many sellers are pretty good at packaging their eggs so they make the journey un-cracked, but who knows what kind of roller coaster ride they went through to make it to your doorstep. And occasionally the post office will X-ray packages for safety reasons. As a general rule, wh