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post #1 of 19
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I have never hatched eggs other than what we produce, is there anything special you need to do for shipped eggs?  Or do you put them into the incubator directly???  Any tips?

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post #2 of 19

unpack them, place them in a cool place point down, always let them sit for at least 12 hours, I like 24 better,

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STANDARD: Black, Blue Ameraucana, Splash, Partridge Silkies, Ga Noi, Lavender Orpington, SQ Black Minorca, Black Langshan, RC & SC RIR
BANTAM: SQ Black Mottled d'Uccles, SQ Gold Neck & Mottled Buff Booted, Black, Blue Cochin, Serama,
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post #3 of 19

The pp gave good advice....and...don't expect hatch rates as good as those you obtain with local or home produced eggs. Too much can happen in the shipping process.

post #4 of 19

What they said.

All I have hatched ARE shipped eggs.  Hatch rate of 50% is GOOD.

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, 5 Toulouse geese, and 7 turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, 2 bunnies, a rescue cat which owns me and a new kitten. Oh, yeah: and a house silkie....

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post #5 of 19
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Thanks everyone, glad I asked, I knew the hatch rate was much lower, but DID NOT know about storing them.  What temp do you let your eggs sit at?

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post #6 of 19

I like a cool basement, then next to the 'bator 1/2 hour before I put them in

STANDARD: Black, Blue Ameraucana, Splash, Partridge Silkies, Ga Noi, Lavender Orpington, SQ Black Minorca, Black Langshan, RC & SC RIR
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STANDARD: Black, Blue Ameraucana, Splash, Partridge Silkies, Ga Noi, Lavender Orpington, SQ Black Minorca, Black Langshan, RC & SC RIR
BANTAM: SQ Black Mottled d'Uccles, SQ Gold Neck & Mottled Buff Booted, Black, Blue Cochin, Serama,
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post #7 of 19
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We don't have a basement, but my garage is VERY cold.  That is why I was trying to figure out the temp, most eggs are stored around 58 degrees right?  Would that be right???

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post #8 of 19

yup, thumbsup .

STANDARD: Black, Blue Ameraucana, Splash, Partridge Silkies, Ga Noi, Lavender Orpington, SQ Black Minorca, Black Langshan, RC & SC RIR
BANTAM: SQ Black Mottled d'Uccles, SQ Gold Neck & Mottled Buff Booted, Black, Blue Cochin, Serama,
Winnebago Co Poultry Superintendent, WI Pullorum Tester

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STANDARD: Black, Blue Ameraucana, Splash, Partridge Silkies, Ga Noi, Lavender Orpington, SQ Black Minorca, Black Langshan, RC & SC RIR
BANTAM: SQ Black Mottled d'Uccles, SQ Gold Neck & Mottled Buff Booted, Black, Blue Cochin, Serama,
Winnebago Co Poultry Superintendent, WI Pullorum Tester

Please don't email me with an I want, I will not respond, at this time my Booteds & d'Uccles are not for sale

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post #9 of 19

I would say with our recent snow that your garage would be too cold hmm I always put mine in the coolest room in the house and then give them a couple of hours in the room my incubator is in to warm to room temperature. Warming them to room temperature keeps them from sweating (allows bacteria to penetrate the egg and kills the embryo) when they go into your incubator. Good Luck with your hatch!

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post #10 of 19
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Awsome, thanks everyone!  The eggies should be arriving next week.  lol

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