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Getting Those shipped Eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FarmerBoy24, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Songster

    Nov 27, 2010
    Moreno Valley Ca
    Well Guys I did it!

    I Finally won an auction! I wanted to know about the shipped eggs. I know i must wait 24 hours for them to sit before i put them under the hen but why is this? I know it deals with the air cell but what?

    Also, how will I be able to know when the air cell is good to go, will it be up right?

    Final question! Do I candle it to see this?


  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I never wait 24 hours. Maybe 8 hours.
    I also never candle eggs before setting them. Usually, I don't candle until day 18.
  3. adrian

    adrian Songster

    May 12, 2009
    Regina, SK
    What I personally do is set them after about 8-12 hours... I also don't usually wait 24, though some people are pretty adamant about that. I do candle as soon as I get them though. Candle to check the air cell, which is so important in shipped eggs. If there is air cell damage, then I can decide how to proceed accordingly. If not, then I am at least reassured that I can go about incubation normally. I then of course label them or at least number them, often weigh them, and then I wait 8-12 hours before I set. It's a bit of a ritual for me.
  4. chkinut

    chkinut Songster

    Feb 25, 2010
    Leesburg, Ohio
    what do you do with the ones with the displaced air cells? i'm getting 12 shipped silkie eggs in a couple weeks.
    .......................never mind, lol.......i see in another thread where you talk about the air cells, i'll go and read that. :)
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2012
  5. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Songster

    Nov 27, 2010
    Moreno Valley Ca
    So if I see a dispatched air cell a let it be for a little while longer?

    KATHYINMO: when I said candle I ment to candle them to see if the air cell was fixed.
  6. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    Congrats on getting those eggs coming to you The resting of the eggs is to give the air cells a chance to settle and come to a "room temp"..... I have waited 8 to 12 and up to 24 hours or so... no rules on that.... I won't open that incubator with chicks hatching. unless it's like day 25...

    If I have ample room in incubator, I rarely candle before putting eggs in unless something about the new eggs is stinky! I'd be more likely to candle some in the incubator and move out if they are not developing as should be... That's just my practice, no "rule" in it. For me, I'm more concerned about "room temp" with the incubator than the hen and I have no logical reason why [​IMG].... I suppose I think that the warm up is much faster in the incubator and that the hen will make adjustments as learned in "nature".

    I rarely candle eggs any here along the way until day 18 and then just do that if I'm in a crunch on space or if I "smell" something in the incubator. Wishing you great success with those eggs!

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