Hiya! From PA - I've already introduced myself and then got quiet again a years ago and hundreds of pages back. Im from NW PA, 2hrs above Pittsburgh, so I don't think many of you are actually neighbors. We've got a big state.
I have a question! I was reading just a bit ago, I believe here on this thread about someone sending someone else eggs. I have no experience with shipped eggs and I'm receiving some probably today. Please, is there anything I need to know? I thought I had read about letting them rest for a certain amount of time or something but I can't get any solid tips. Don't want to screw this up. Thanks!
Like they both said.
Shipped eggs can be a mixed bag. I agree with letting them rest a at and minimal turning the first few days. I've gotten some with intact air cells and they worked great and some that were nearly scrambled by the postal service. Certain breeds seem to ship better than others, as well. I've had good success with orpingtons, less with Swedish flower, for instance.
Also, if there are hairline cracks, don't give up. Some people have success by dripping a little wax over the crack to seal it so the moisture doesn't evaporate too quickly.
There are several of us on here from various parts of the county.
I believe there are shows at the Lebanon fairgrounds at various times, as well as some in York county. Not aware of any in Lancaster.
What do you have and what are you looking for. I think that's what we always ask!