How long do eggs need to rest before they go into the incubator?

Hens_And_Chicks

Songster
10 Years
Feb 23, 2009
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Ohio
I got eggs in the mail today from Buckeye Dave - wonderful packaging both inside and out.

How long do eggs need to rest before they can go into the incubator? I unwrapped each of them and placed them large end up in a carton and have them setting on the counter. The incubator is calibrated, heated and ready to go.
 

naturemom

Songster
13 Years
May 28, 2007
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3
144
northern IL
I was just going to ask about this. How long if they're going under a broody hen. I'll put them under her at night, so should I do it the same day as they arrive or wait until the next evening?
 

iheartchkns

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 8, 2009
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0
29
I let mine get to room temperature overnight (12 hours?) while my incubator also calibrated. I had read they should be at room temp (around 70 degrees) before going into incubator, especially if they were cold when I received them.
 

Bettacreek

Crowing
11 Years
Jan 7, 2009
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39
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Central Pennsyltucky
Our mail gets here between noon and 3pm (depending on if it's the regular delivery guy or a substitute), and I always put them in by about midnight (hubby works third shift).
 

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