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First try setting eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by genevieve, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. genevieve

    genevieve In the Brooder

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    Hi, I have a couple beginner questions.

    I set up my new Genesis 1588 with egg turner tonight, added water. Going to get a good digital thermometer/ hygrometer tomorrow.

    I have 2 sets of eggs on order. The first set is due to arrive tomorrow. The second set is due to arrive on Friday afternoon. I want them to all go in at the same time.

    I had plans to go out of town Friday night. Do I cancel my plans and wait a full 24 hours from arrival of the second set before setting my eggs? Will it harm them to set them earlier?

    Thanks!

    Genevieve
     

  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

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    No, you don't have to wait the full 24 hours. As soon as they arrive, unwrap them and let them settle a bit and come to room temp (typically a few hours is enough). Then you should be able to set them without concerns. Good luck with your hatch!
     

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