I received shipped eggs yesterday. 5 out of 10 seem fine, good air cells, let them rest 24 hours in about 55 degrees.
Giving those to the broody in a minute (She will be soooo happy, she's very "keen" on her 3 golf balls).
Of the others 2 were broken. 1 is intact with a detached cell. 2 had hairline cracks and detached air cells.
One egg that I did pitch had a bad crack, but I saw the yolk was intact and fertile soooo----
I followed BYC advice and waxed and taped the cracks.
I thought about buying a cheapy incubator, didn't want to wait for shipping...
I'm trying a heating pad in a box with towels on top. Eggs in a carton with the round end up. No turning. I have a dish of water in there, not sure how much difference that will make?
I put in a fresh Leghorn egg as a control. Luckily they are all white so it will be easy to see what's going on.
If any develop and the air cell heals, Ill give them to the broody.
Why do I always feel like a mad scientist? LOL
Just wanted to post in case anyone wants to offer any suggestions.
Edited by alibabba - 5/5/16 at 8:40am