eggs right from underneath a hen!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by johnnam, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. johnnam

    johnnam Out Of The Brooder

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    I just stopped by a local farm a bought some eggs that were just layed. My question is do I have to let them sit for eight to twenty four hours before I place them in the incubator or can I just put them in when the incubator is ready?[​IMG]
     
  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The sitting is for shipping. If they werent "stirred up" to much, you should be able to put them right in the incubator.
     
  3. johnnam

    johnnam Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!!!!![​IMG]
     
  4. How exciting! Fresh local eggs!
    I agree, they can go straight in the incubator.
    Did you ask what breeds the eggs were from? Or will it be a surprise?
    Either way, it's exciting!
    Lisa
     
  5. ChrystalGail

    ChrystalGail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! I have 38 in my incubator right now that I picked up locally also. They are mixed breeds, so I should see some interesting birds if they hatch. I hope your hatching goes well.... Keep us informed!
     
  6. johnnam

    johnnam Out Of The Brooder

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    I am not sure of the breeds I know the guy (old man) said he had RIR. The eggs are a great size. They are bigger than the jumbo in the stores and a nice color of brown. I guess that doesn't help any. I didn't get to see his chickens so I guess it is going to be a suprise. But for $1.25 for nine eggs ya can't beat that. [​IMG]
     
  7. ChrystalGail

    ChrystalGail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was lucky enough to get mine for free! I started out with 42 and am now down to 34. But all seem to be lively and growing well. I posted an ad on CL looking for hatching eggs and had some really nice people reply back and actually gave them to me for free!!!
     
  8. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chrystal Gail!! is it really you!! :eek: (off topic)
     
  9. ChrystalGail

    ChrystalGail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you meant the singer, no. But yes my middle name is Gail. My mom though she was funny to name me Chrystal and give me the middle name Gail after my grandmother. Needless to say people remember my name easily!
     
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  10. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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