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I know this has been asked dozens of times before, and I've read several threads on it. If I could set whenever, I'd choose to do it right at 24 hours, like a lot of people on here do, but I won't be home at that time tomorrow. So I'm wondering...should I set earlier, tomorrow morning, when the eggs have been sitting in a carton at room temperature for about 18 hours, or tomorrow afternoon/evening, at around 30 hours? The eggs were laid and shipped Monday, so they'll be four days old tomorrow. I could also set tonight, but that would be even earlier. I kind of want to be there after I've set them, just to make sure nothing strange happens with temperature or humidity right away. I really don't want to wait too long, though. Will they be okay waiting until tomorrow evening?


Edited by wordgirl - 5/3/12 at 9:25pm

The first of eleven kids in the bestest family in the world! 

The Dogs: Boaz (yellow Labrador Retriever) and Tipper (black lab/cocker mix)

The Cats: Trixxie (tortoiseshell) and Pumpkin (snowshoe)

The Ducks: Anconas in chocolate, lavender, and black - Mr. Darcy, Mr. Bingley, Lizzy, Jane, Emma, Harriet, and Anne

 

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The first of eleven kids in the bestest family in the world! 

The Dogs: Boaz (yellow Labrador Retriever) and Tipper (black lab/cocker mix)

The Cats: Trixxie (tortoiseshell) and Pumpkin (snowshoe)

The Ducks: Anconas in chocolate, lavender, and black - Mr. Darcy, Mr. Bingley, Lizzy, Jane, Emma, Harriet, and Anne

 

"I can do all things through Him Who strengthens me." ~ Phil. 4:13

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I know this has been asked dozens of times before, and I've read several threads on it. If I could set whenever, I'd choose to do it right at 24 hours, like a lot of people on here do, but I won't be home at that time tomorrow. So I'm wondering...should I set earlier, tomorrow morning, when the eggs have been sitting in a carton at room temperature for about 18 hours, or tomorrow afternoon/evening, at around 30 hours? The eggs were laid and shipped Monday, so they'll be four days old tomorrow. I could also set tonight, but that would be even earlier. I kind of want to be there after I've set them, just to make sure nothing strange happens with temperature or humidity right away. I really don't want to wait too long, though. Will they be okay waiting until tomorrow evening?

Shoot! Its all a preferrence and about patience lol...I cant tell you how many people I know that just pop the eggs in the bator but turn turner off...for 24 hours and then start it up...18 hours is fine too!!!

Silver Laced Brahmas, Tolbunts,BBS Marans, Tolbunt mixed bucket of fun eggs and ;A bunch of projects working right now!!!!! 

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Silver Laced Brahmas, Tolbunts,BBS Marans, Tolbunt mixed bucket of fun eggs and ;A bunch of projects working right now!!!!! 

SWAP http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/swap-items-1

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Shoot! Its all a preferrence and about patience lol...I cant tell you how many people I know that just pop the eggs in the bator but turn turner off...for 24 hours and then start it up...18 hours is fine too!!!

Thanks, sonew123! smile.png That made me feel a lot better!

The first of eleven kids in the bestest family in the world! 

The Dogs: Boaz (yellow Labrador Retriever) and Tipper (black lab/cocker mix)

The Cats: Trixxie (tortoiseshell) and Pumpkin (snowshoe)

The Ducks: Anconas in chocolate, lavender, and black - Mr. Darcy, Mr. Bingley, Lizzy, Jane, Emma, Harriet, and Anne

 

"I can do all things through Him Who strengthens me." ~ Phil. 4:13

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The first of eleven kids in the bestest family in the world! 

The Dogs: Boaz (yellow Labrador Retriever) and Tipper (black lab/cocker mix)

The Cats: Trixxie (tortoiseshell) and Pumpkin (snowshoe)

The Ducks: Anconas in chocolate, lavender, and black - Mr. Darcy, Mr. Bingley, Lizzy, Jane, Emma, Harriet, and Anne

 

"I can do all things through Him Who strengthens me." ~ Phil. 4:13

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Thanks, sonew123! smile.png  That made me feel a lot better!

No prob! Have a great hatch!

Silver Laced Brahmas, Tolbunts,BBS Marans, Tolbunt mixed bucket of fun eggs and ;A bunch of projects working right now!!!!! 

SWAP http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/swap-items-1

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Silver Laced Brahmas, Tolbunts,BBS Marans, Tolbunt mixed bucket of fun eggs and ;A bunch of projects working right now!!!!! 

SWAP http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/swap-items-1

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No prob! Have a great hatch!

 

Just set them at 7pm. Here we go!

The first of eleven kids in the bestest family in the world! 

The Dogs: Boaz (yellow Labrador Retriever) and Tipper (black lab/cocker mix)

The Cats: Trixxie (tortoiseshell) and Pumpkin (snowshoe)

The Ducks: Anconas in chocolate, lavender, and black - Mr. Darcy, Mr. Bingley, Lizzy, Jane, Emma, Harriet, and Anne

 

"I can do all things through Him Who strengthens me." ~ Phil. 4:13

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The first of eleven kids in the bestest family in the world! 

The Dogs: Boaz (yellow Labrador Retriever) and Tipper (black lab/cocker mix)

The Cats: Trixxie (tortoiseshell) and Pumpkin (snowshoe)

The Ducks: Anconas in chocolate, lavender, and black - Mr. Darcy, Mr. Bingley, Lizzy, Jane, Emma, Harriet, and Anne

 

"I can do all things through Him Who strengthens me." ~ Phil. 4:13

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