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Are eggs that traveled 2 hour in car ride concidered shipped eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by amosygal, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. amosygal

    amosygal Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought quail eggs from someone two hour car ride away. Do I need to leave them over-night, or can I place them directly into the incubator?
    Thanks
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I think I would set them the next day, just to be safe. At least you know you won't have a bunch of detatched air sacs! Good luck with your hatch,

    Sharon
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I wouldn't call them shipped.
    Shipped is where boxes tumble from one conveyor belt to another and drop into bins and tossed in the back of a truck or onto a plane.
     
  4. CrazyCatNChickenLady

    CrazyCatNChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't call them 'shipped' either but I would definately let them rest.
     
  5. Chinchilla2

    Chinchilla2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should be able to pop them in the incubator today. I would let them sit for about an hour or two next to the bator to get up to room temp and rest a wee bit from the car trip but that's just a personal preference thing. But, yeah, this would be day zero and tomorrow would be day 1 if I was you.
     
  6. amosygal

    amosygal Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone,
    I think I'll wait another couple of hours and put them in.
     

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