got eggs in mail today, when do I put them in the bator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mothersin2ition, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. mothersin2ition

    mothersin2ition Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The paper said to wait 12-24 hrs after receiving them to incubate. But Im concerned because its been so hot, that they might have started growing a little already. So if I got them at 9am today, when should I put them in? Tonight at 9? or wait til tomorrow morning. /Do you really think waiting is worth it, or should I put em in right now (its 2pm).
    Hehe you can tell Im new at this! [​IMG]
     
  2. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been waiting 10-12 hours before setting mine, and it seems to be working great. Also, make sure you have the shipped eggs sitting with the large end up.
     
  3. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have started putting them directly in the bator as soon as I open the box with the heat we have been having...since I have started this my blood rings are about completely gone where before letting them sit out I was getting quite a few and only in shipped eggs.
     
  4. mothersin2ition

    mothersin2ition Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks, I will put them in tonight sometime after 7pm (thats 10 hours). Oh and i do have them large end up. One more question, is today considered day 1 if I put them in tonight, or is tomorrow?
     
  5. mothersin2ition

    mothersin2ition Chillin' With My Peeps

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    crap! now I dont know what to do! LOL. Maybe I will put half in now and half in tonight lol. Ughh why do I drive myself crazy with the details?! [​IMG]
     
  6. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] How about just put them in now...it'll be somewhere in the middle of both opinions! Also, tomorrow will be considered Day 1.
     
  7. mothersin2ition

    mothersin2ition Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good advice! Heading to load up the bator now!
     
  8. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GOOOOOOD LUCK! [​IMG]
     

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