Eggs are in @ 3pm today, condensation?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by swift081702, May 9, 2009.

  1. swift081702

    swift081702 Songster

    Apr 29, 2009
    Kiowa, CO
    Ok, so I received my first set of Buff Cochin eggs yesterday. We let them sit at room temp as told by the breeder, for 24 hours. We put the eggs into our R-Com Mini and it looks like it heated up well and is holding temp. However, one egg has developed brown condensation? Any ideas what could be causing this and is this bad for the egg/s?

    We were sent extra eggs, so we also purchased a LG w/fan and egg turner that we are trying with difficulty to regulate, before we put the remaining eggs in there. What is the humidity level supposed to be 50-55%?

    How long can I leave these eggs sitting out, before I have to incubate?

  2. TheBuff

    TheBuff In the Brooder

    Apr 13, 2009
    S.E. IOWA
    11 days max, The earlier you set them the better the fertitily is.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I believe humidity should be around 40% for the first 18 days, then 55-60% the last 3 days.

    Get the bator stabilized first. I always let my eggs sit for 24 hours pointy end down before putting them in the turners in the bator.

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