How important is it to allow shipped eggs to rest?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hunter1hall, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. hunter1hall

    hunter1hall Songster

    Apr 28, 2009
    Mackville, Kentucky
    As a rookie, I rushed to get my shipped eggs in the incubator. Then i find out that i should have let them "rest" before I did it. How many have had success without letting the eggs "rest" first? From what I have gathered, getting eggs in the mail is pretty much a long shot gamble at best. I would love for someone to tell me that the "resting" isnt as neccessary as I have been reading. Any information on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
  2. steve2495

    steve2495 Songster

    May 17, 2009
    Lake Forest Illinois
    i think ull b fine resting definitly improves the hatch rate but u should have a prty good hatch anyway if ur eggs arrived in good shape

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