A few quick questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kyle7630, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. kyle7630

    kyle7630 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2008
    Semora NC
    With the colder weather here, is it ok to hatch shipped eggs, and is it ok to hatch eggs that have been outside and cold to the touch?

    Next, has anyone had luck hatching guinea eggs in a LG bator?

    What is the best hen to get to help with my hatching? I heard silkies go broody often. Any truth to this?
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    Well my Silkies are extremely broody. You may have to wait until they are old enough, but I haven't not had a hen broody all winter. i don't know about the Guineas, but I don't know any reason why a LG bator should work. Just make sure that the temp wafer is in good shape. It is fine to ship eggs right now. For the most part the temps should be fine. But shipped eggs seem to be a risk no matter what time of year. It is a risk that only you can determine if you can afford to try.
  3. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    I hope its OK to hatch shipped eggs now - as I'm expecting mine tomorrow!

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