This is my first batch of eggs coming to incubate (well second, but I fried my first batch after the temp spiked..). Anyways...I know you are supposed to let them settle before incubating them...but how long? My friend has been incubating for the past year and just recently started getting eggs through the mail. Well...our first set was sort of a flop...hers all died before hatching and I had 3 chickens and 2 ducks hatch out of 18 eggs. Just a few weeks ago, we were at an auction and ran into a guy who is a breeder and he mentioned that we should let them settle for 48 hrs before incubating and that we'd get a better hatch rate. Just curious as to what your opinons are on this and what has worked for you!