how long do shipped eggs have to settle before being iincubated?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Picco, May 17, 2007.

  1. Picco

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    My penedesenca eggs just arrived. I bought 12 but got 16 w/o any breakages, I'm so excited. When can they go into the incubator?
     
  2. DesertDawg

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    Another member we just met today gave us 6 Bantam eggs and we made a makeshift incubator and put them in already. Don't know anything about waiting. I would think you should put them in now. Can anyone tell what what is the ideal temp and humidity? [​IMG]
     
  3. AccidentalFarm

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    I think 8-12 hours is a good amount of 'resting' time for the eggs.
     
  4. DesertDawg

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    Why do they need to rest??? [​IMG] Sorry if this is a dumb question but I am new to this.
     
  5. SunChick

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    Gives the air cells a chance to settle back in up position if they moved.
     
  6. DesertDawg

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    Mine were just brought over from about a mile away. Will it hurt to incubate them right away?
     
  7. WoodlandWoman

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    I thought it was 24 hours that they were supposed to rest, but I'm not positive.
     
  8. DesertDawg

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    These went from nest to here and are already in the incubator so we shall see what happens.
     
  9. SkeeredChicken

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    Quote:Alotta sites actually suggest ~24 hours. It's a good idea, whether 12 or 24. I got mine, then put them in an hour later. Definately not enuff time. The problem with shipped eggs, is that their air cells have a tendency to become misshappen. Which is what the rest period is for. So it can even out the air cells. I had the misshapen air cell problem during my incubation. It worried me a bit. Next time I'll wait that 24 hours, lol.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2007
  10. DesertDawg

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    How are the eggs doing in the incubator?
     

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