from marble hill, MO United States
When the eggs arrived at my house, the chicks were already dead. I was doing a school project about the stages a chick goes through during embryo developement. I realized that the chicks were falling to grow past a little speck. So I came to the conclusion to wait until the 23rd day. As the day approached,I kept smelling a potent odor coming from the incubator. I had to crack the eggs open to see if any of the chicks made it past the first stage none of them made it. I was not angry at all. Your service and efficient website made it easy for me to just get chicken eggs, but you might want to suggest to people on your site to not order if they are making a long distance purchase or change the way the eggs are transported.
Thanks for the review Rachel!
I'm sorry to hear your incubation attempt did not work out. Our egg shipments usually take at most 1-3 days depending on the destination. We recommend candling (back-lighting) the eggs after about 10 days of the start of incubation in order to see which eggs are developing. This is explained in the care guide we provide with the hatching eggs.
Any eggs that have failed to develop after 10 days should be removed from the incubator. The reason being they will not grow and can become infected with bacteria, this seems to be the case for one or more of your eggs (that's the bacteria you smelled). This bacteria will absolutely effect the growth of any other chicks. Its always best to stick to a care guide as closely as possible, especially if you have never incubated eggs before.
I hope this hasn't turned you against incubation in the future!
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