First time incubating. Shipped eggs.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pinky67, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. pinky67

    pinky67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! Just set my very first eggs this morning! 14 Silkies. Shipped eggs. PA to CA! Packed well...arrived intact. I let them sit for 19 hours big end up. Of the 14 at least 5 had funky air cells. Now they are all in the bator.... big end up and I am NOT going to turn or touch them for 7 days![​IMG] So far so good? [​IMG] BTW I have pretty much read EVERYTHING on the forums re hatching shipped eggs and it seems that this is the way to go[​IMG]
     
  2. Dotshines

    Dotshines Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh good luck. I don't have any silkies yet but hope to get more chickens soon. I do have RIR eggs in my incubator. Set them on Monday the 14th. I have one Americana hen, one specked sussex rooster and 4 seramas a roo and 3 hens. Can't wait to see pictures when you eggs hatch. [​IMG]
     
  3. McPhersonFarm

    McPhersonFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I'm waiting on some eggs as well. I am going to try my first attempt at hatching! I have the following coming

    6 - Blue Swedish Duck
    6 - Rouen Duck
    15 - Rhode Island Red
    12 - Americauna

    I'm excited and scared at the same time!
     
  4. pinky67

    pinky67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! good luck to you too! I hope it works out. Seramas are really tiny right? I have 3 bantam oeg and 4 ee's. and 3 brown leghorns. Love the bantam breeds!
     
  5. pinky67

    pinky67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel the same way....[​IMG]
     
  6. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    It seems like you got everything down and are good to go. I have a batch of shipped eggs(my first shipped eggs) on day 13 of incubation. When I received them I let them sit at room temp for 24hrs then I set them in the egg turner in the already warmed up incubator(turner unplugged) I let them incubate unturned and untouched for 5 days. I think what I did worked for me, I candled all 24 eggs on day9 and had 2 clears, 3 bloodrings, 2 ?s and 17 with veins and movement. So Im happy with the results. I think you have a good plan for your eggs. Good luck and hope you have a good hatch.
     
  7. McPhersonFarm

    McPhersonFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm confused as far as turning I thought you were supposed to turn them from the beginning or no? It seems like you had good results with no turning for 5 days. I just want to make sure I do mine right!
     
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    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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  9. Sally Sunshine

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  10. pinky67

    pinky67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have learned A LOT from your posts! Thank you! [​IMG]
     

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