button eggs...what now?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mhwc56, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    my button eggs arrived this afternoon. They were cold but in perfect condition at least on the outside...
    i unwrapped them and put them into a quail egg carton to settle and warm up to room temp.
    NOW...
    do i wait 24 hrs. to let them settle or what is the general procedure?
    The seller is only about a 4 hour drive from me so they didn't go across the country or anything.
    they were collected yesterday morning and monday and shipped out yesterday so they are supposed to be very fresh..
    i cannot believe how TINY they are! they make Coturnix eggs look big!
     
  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Let them sit for 8 hours and then put them in your bator - Good Luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    I would put them in tomorrow morning.
     
  4. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    hahahaha...i have now gotten 3 different lengths of time to wait before putting them in the incubator...hmmmmmm....8, 12 and 24 hours ....
     
  5. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
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    I have heard 12 and 24, but both should be fine. They just need to settle after shipping.
     
  6. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:[​IMG]..i guess i'll aim for the 24 and try to be that patient...we'll see if they stay out of the incubator that full 24....
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2010
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:I agree 8 hrs is ok but 24 hrs is not to long either, myself Eggs i get in ,I just let them set overnight........so yes all three are right.
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Basically you need to let them set (this time of year) until they get to room temperature, otherwise they'll develop condensation when you put them in the bator. So however long it takes for that to happen is all you need [​IMG]
     
  9. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanks everyone !
     
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Reason to let them set overnight large end up...is so air cell can return to proper location !!!!!!!!
     

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