Do shipped eggs need to rest if going under a broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jarhead, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering if I need to rest them with the small end down to stabilize the air cell if they will be given to a broody hen. Since they will be laying basically sideways under her. Any thoughts?

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  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    all shipped eggs need a rest, point down or side is your chioce, 12 hrs is the least of a rest for shipped eggs.
     
  3. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I thought, just wasn't sure. Thanks for the info!
     
  4. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    I use broodies for all my hatching and I do let the eggs rest. The mail comes around 10am here and I usually put them under the broody after dark on the same night, so they rest about 10-12 hours.
     

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