Hatching eggs recieved today

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Soonerguy33, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. Soonerguy33

    Soonerguy33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    question....Do i need to let eggs sit overnight if i recieved them in mail today before i put them in incubator?
     
  2. faerielady

    faerielady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2009
    Oklahoma
    I've heard anything between a couple hours and 2-3 days in order to allow the eggs to settle after being shipped.

    I waited 2 days.
     
  3. Soonerguy33

    Soonerguy33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok.thank you.Hopefully i can get some additional clarification
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would not wait a few days. The eggs are already aging, which reduces hatchability. The most I've waited was 6-24 hours to given them time to settle.
     
  5. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    give few hours and set them in. [​IMG]
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The fresher, the better. I've put shipped eggs in immediately, or as soon as they warm up if they are cool, and have seen no difference in the hatch rate. I have never waited more than 12 hours.
     
  7. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
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    I wait about 6 hours then...to the bator they go![​IMG]
     
  8. faerielady

    faerielady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2009
    Oklahoma
    I had to wait 2 days anyway... my 'bator thermostat went weird. Was good I didn't put them in when I got them, or they'd all be fried.

    Well, it might spike later and fry them anyway.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, I hope not! Good luck with those.
     
  10. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    I have done it both ways and also found no difference in the hatch.I have some sitting out right now waiting on some in the mail today..both will go in tonight I just wanted only one hatch date.
     

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