Article or directions on hatching purchased eggs that are mailed?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kaybee123, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. kaybee123

    kaybee123 Songster

    Feb 16, 2013
    I'm confused because I have read two differing opinions on when to put eggs in incubator after having arrived by mail. One said wait a few days and the other said let come to room temperature and put in.

    Anyone have some tried and true directions for hatching by incubator mail order eggs? Thanks!
  2. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Songster

    May 30, 2007
    You want the air cells to settle a bit before incubation starts. I let mine rest until the next day at room temperature in an egg carton with the fat end of the egg up. I then put them in the incubator. I don't turn them for the first three days. This is to let any detached air cells settle. This works well for me even when the eggs arrive a bit shook up. You just have to see what works best for you.
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  3. fduncan

    fduncan Songster

    Apr 15, 2012
    Northwest Colorado
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  4. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    So true.
    When I receive the eggs, I check 'em and then place them in an egg carton pointy end down.

    I let them rest untouched the remainder of the day.
    I put the eggs into the 'bator that night without the auto-turner.
    I don't turn them for a day or two.

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