Eggs Should Arrive Tomorrow And Its Cold Outside

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chayton, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. chayton

    chayton Out Of The Brooder

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    I am expecting a dozen silver laced wyandotte tomorrow and the weather turned cold yesterday. The lows have been in the 40's for the past two nights and is suppose to get that cold again tonight. The eggs are being delivered usps and I dont know what type of temps the boxes have been exposed to.

    Should I be worried about the temps
     
  2. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All you can do is cross you fingers and hope they didn't get to cold on the way there. It is suppose to be in the mid 40's tomorrow so if you are not going to be home I would put a note in the mail box for the delivery person to take them to the PO for you to pick up. If you are going to be home bring them into a room that is 55 to 60 and let them gradually warm up. then before putting them in the incubator set them beside it and let them get to room temp before putting them in. [​IMG] Good Luck
     
  3. BantyRooster

    BantyRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's really good advice.
     
  4. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

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    Good Luck with your hatch.
     
  5. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    I would call the post office this morning and let them know you want to pick them up there....By the time they come to your house, they might not see the note and just leave them.

    If it's too late to call the post office, leave the note but also a large cooler to buffet the box against winds, cats and dogs that might decide to get at it.

    Best of luck on the hatch....
     
  6. Labman2

    Labman2 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's great advice, may I add, I would leave some of those handwarmers in the box under a layer of towels.
    That will ensure a safe temp. inside the cooler.
     
  7. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you get your eggs chayton?
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I think my bigger concern is with handling and not temps. Eggs can handle much lower temps than most realize. Add the packing to that and if done well, they are virtually insulated from much exposure. I had a person contact me to tell me a package of eggs I sent them were placed in a refrigerated truck by FedEx and the box was ice cold when it got to him. He wanted to let me know because he felt the hatch was doomed. He contacted me 3 weeks later to say that most of the eggs hatched. I don't recall the number, but I was not surprised and thanked him for letting me know.

    I hope your eggs made a safe arrival and are warming up for incubation. Good luck with your hatch!
     
  9. chayton

    chayton Out Of The Brooder

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    eggs arrived after 5:00pm yesterday, all were in good shape. I placed them in a carton and let them settle overnight, going to place them in incubator around noon

    THANKS to all that responded
     
  10. PandoraTaylor

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    Good Luck with your Hatching!
    Sending Hatching Vibes your way......
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