hatching eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kjk66ss, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. kjk66ss

    kjk66ss Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2011
    i ordered some hatching eggs and just got a genesis 1588 incubator. i was told to let the eggs rest for 24 hours before i put them in the incubator is that the rite way or should i just put them in rite away?
  2. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    I would let them rest for twelve hours though some say 24. You want to let them come up to room temp first. Set up the incu and get things ready. I have an article from PP mag on incubation that I send out if you'd like to see it PM me your e-mail address.

    I wish you sucessful hatching,

  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I put them in right away. I have done it both ways. If you have a turner, I don't turn on my turner until the next day. That gives them time to settle and warm up. I look at it as you really don't know how old the eggs are when you get them unless the person who sent the eggs marked the collection date on the eggs. Just my opinion. Good luck... [​IMG]
  4. billiejo21

    billiejo21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2011
    I always let mine set overnight. If my bator is empty, I will put them in their with the turner off...otherwise, they go in a carton for 24 hours. I haven't tried to just set them without letting them settle, but I know a lot of people do it. I don't think there's any "right" or "wrong" in hatching...seems like there's just a "what works for me"!!! Good luck with your hatch!!! [​IMG]

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