Incubating Shipped Eggs - Page 17
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I let mine sit for 24 hours before putting them in the incubator. Not turning them for a few days once in the incubator depends on how the air cells look. If the look pretty stable and aren't detached and rolling around then I only let them sit for another 24 hours before I start turning them. If the air cells look bad and are detached from the egg then I let them sit for 72 hours before turning them. Make sense?
Yes, basically this is our second hatch and the last hatch all the eggs died, so trying really hard this round to get it right. Alveit, first hatch was 4 eggs we didnt intend on to begin with, but this next one we bought a much better incubator and are getting a much larger amount of eggs.
I am on day 14 of my shipped LF Brahma eggs. I let them sit for a day before incubating, then did not turn for an additional day. I am incubating with low humidity- btw 25 and 35 percent. I am using a KingsUro max 20 incubator and manually tilting back and forth 3 times a day. It is keeping a steady temp between 99-100. I have the eggs small side down, except for one that I noticed today was small side up. Ironically the one that was small side up is the only one where I can see a perfect air cell at the big end of the egg!!!!! I can not find an air cell in the others! A few of them are saddle shaped. I am thinking the air cells are on the small end. They are all alive and moving. I am so confused as to what to do. How are the chicks going to find the air cell?
My intuition is telling me to lay all of the eggs on their sides. More like they would be under a hen and then just turn them 180 degrees 3 times a day.
Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated!