Eggs on their way by mail- leave them settle or not?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chellester, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. Chellester

    Chellester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all!

    I recently got back into chickens after a long absence, and let me tell you I am totally hooked all over again!!! [​IMG]

    I am making my first attempt at incubating eggs, and I have some on their way to me by mail. I've read that a lot of folks let their eggs sit for a day or so to settle after receiving them in the mail.

    My questions are:

    1. Do you let your mail-order eggs settle or not?

    2. If you do, what do you think happens in the eggs duing settling that gives you a better hatch rate as opposed to if you didn't leave them settle?

    Thanks for your time and Happy 4th of July!
     
  2. Napalongtail

    Napalongtail Longtail Longtimer

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    I always like to let my eggs settle I think it helps after shipping for them to aclimate to current room temps. I don't fly to many in though.
     
  3. Chellester

    Chellester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Napalongtail, how long do you let them settle?
     

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