Can I stick shipped eggs under my hen right away?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Scifisarah, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Scifisarah

    Scifisarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a dozen eggs today from Lucky Pickens Farm. It is in the high 40s right now. Can I stick them under my hens right away, or do I need to let them sit for a while?
     
  2. DirtCreature

    DirtCreature Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Idk, but i will bump this for you. hope you get an answer soon!
     
  3. pax12

    pax12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would let them sit for a good 12 to 24 hours so the air cell can get back into place.
     
  4. redroan11

    redroan11 New Egg

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    do u know how successful shipped eggs hatch compared to layed ones under the hen
     
  5. chiqita

    chiqita Overrun With Chickens

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    Shipped eggs do not hatch well usually.
     
  6. econerd

    econerd Out Of The Brooder

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    I got 6 six shipped eggs, and bearing in mind I'm in the UK and the eggs came from just a few miles away, only one hatched. two were non starters and three were scrambled. was quite disappointed. I had little choice as I have no transport and am almost housebound here.
     

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