Edited by chonsey - 11/27/15 at 2:45am
Incubating shipped eggs - Page 3
I'd leave turner off for one day too go ahead set them in..
I got advice on this from another bycer.. she recommended 12 hrs then set them in ..and leave turner off for 2 days... but since you waited a day and half.. I'd just leave turner off for a day.. check out incubate shipped eggs in the learning center.. all kinds of info.. some varied
I've been incubating shipped eggs for a few months and average 2-4 chicks per dozen. I let them set for 24 hours before putting them in the bator but recently heard about not turning them for 2 days in the incubator. May I ask why this is beneficial? Could I be damaging the eggs by having the turner on right away?
Someone on this website said it helps the air cells stabilize. I did let them sit before putting them in the incubator. My brahma eggs were shipped picture perfect. They wrapped each egg in a piece of pretty paper napkin laid horizontally in a nest like material. I have one more hatching now and one more still in the egg - my polish eggs have me baffled. They were packaged in a cardboard egg carton with crumpled up newspapers, etc. to keep the egg carton from moving around in a usps box. I had one set of eggs that were individually bubble wrapped and taped extremely well - they didn't develop - I'm wondering if the cells in the egg suffocated? Wondering if that's possible?
Edited by chonsey - 11/28/15 at 1:09am