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Hatching shipped eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dmiravalle, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. dmiravalle

    dmiravalle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never hatched eggs other than what we produce, is there anything special you need to do for shipped eggs? Or do you put them into the incubator directly??? Any tips?
     
  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    unpack them, place them in a cool place point down, always let them sit for at least 12 hours, I like 24 better,
     
  3. Deanner03

    Deanner03 The Cake Queen

    The pp gave good advice....and...don't expect hatch rates as good as those you obtain with local or home produced eggs. Too much can happen in the shipping process.
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    What they said.

    All I have hatched ARE shipped eggs. Hatch rate of 50% is GOOD.
     
  5. dmiravalle

    dmiravalle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone, glad I asked, I knew the hatch rate was much lower, but DID NOT know about storing them. What temp do you let your eggs sit at?
     
  6. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    I like a cool basement, then next to the 'bator 1/2 hour before I put them in
     
  7. dmiravalle

    dmiravalle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We don't have a basement, but my garage is VERY cold. That is why I was trying to figure out the temp, most eggs are stored around 58 degrees right? Would that be right???
     
  8. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    yup, [​IMG] .
     
  9. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would say with our recent snow that your garage would be too cold [​IMG] I always put mine in the coolest room in the house and then give them a couple of hours in the room my incubator is in to warm to room temperature. Warming them to room temperature keeps them from sweating (allows bacteria to penetrate the egg and kills the embryo) when they go into your incubator. Good Luck with your hatch!
     
  10. dmiravalle

    dmiravalle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awsome, thanks everyone! The eggies should be arriving next week. [​IMG]
     

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