First Time Hatching Shipped Eggs: Tips Needed

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rabrabs14, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. rabrabs14

    rabrabs14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I ordered half a dozen eggs from MyPetChicken and they are going to be here tomorrow.
    I know I need to let them 'rest' for around 24 hours with the large end up.
    I am going to use a Janoel 12 Incubator for the 6 eggs.

    Any tips on heat, humidity, or turning specifically for shipped eggs?
     
  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    I let them rest for 12 to 24 hours. After that I personally incubate them as if the eggs were laid here on the farm. Nothing special unless they have detached air cells. If they do have damage to the air cell then I will let them sit upright for 3 days in the incubator before I start turning them. It will give them a chance to stabilize.

    Best of luck and let us know how it goes!
     
  3. rabrabs14

    rabrabs14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thank you!!!
     
  4. angnic22

    angnic22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Going to follow. I hatched some MPC eggs last month and didn't have good results. Out of 10 only 2 hatched. I used a Brinsea Mini and set them upright, alternating the angel several times a day, per a recommendation from someone on BYC. I had at least 2 that were saddled and 1 that has a loose airsac. One was not fertile.

    Good luck to you!! What breed(s) are you hatching?
     
  5. rabrabs14

    rabrabs14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you :) hopefully I hatch at least 3!!!

    I'm incubating 2 Partridge Rocks, 1 Black Australorp, 1 Rhode Island Red, 1 Easter Egger, and 1 Dominique
     

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