Do I need to rest shipped eggs for Broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sheilawagner, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. sheilawagner

    sheilawagner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2010
    Pacific NorthWest

    I think this question was asked before, but I can't find the thread. My question is, do we need to rest shipped eggs before they go under a broody?

  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    Yes. Even though you ar putting them under a hen, the eggs still need time to "relax". Same as if they were going in a turner. At least, that's my opinion.
  3. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    You'll get a million different answers on this one, I never rest mine. [​IMG] Never had a problem.
  4. DMSrabbit

    DMSrabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2010
    Portland, OR
    YES, rest them.. at least 12 hours.. I would say 24.. Set them big end up, and it will help "re-settle" the air sack. I just did this recently with 11 bantam barnevelder eggs (shipped from south Georgia to Oregon), put them under my broody. Candled them at day 10, 3 were infertile, and heres what i got in the end: 7 out of 8 Happy Babies and a good momma to raise em up!!


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