Hatching shipped eggs

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by country chicks, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. country chicks

    country chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    We have eggs being shipped to us this week to put in the incubator. We are new to this. I have read different ways to handle the eggs when you get them. Is it best to stand them up or lay them on there side when we get them? Also how long do we wait to put them in the incubator. We have the incubator up and running. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. TaylorHobbyFarms

    TaylorHobbyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We usually put them in an egg tray, pointy side down and let them sit for 3 to 6 hours. We have occasionally had a bad batch shipped in (whether in transit or otherwise I don't know), but we have had up to 85% success rate on shipped eggs doing it this way.
     
  3. country chicks

    country chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you trun them the first few days ?
     
  4. TaylorHobbyFarms

    TaylorHobbyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We do turn them the first 18 days just like our own eggs, though if you have a setting on your incubator to turn them less the first few days, that might not be a bad idea.
     
  5. country chicks

    country chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for your help
     
  6. TaylorHobbyFarms

    TaylorHobbyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem.
     

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