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How long do shipped eggs need to rest?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by j'schicks, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. j'schicks

    j'schicks In the Brooder

    Sep 18, 2010
    I bought some EE eggs on eBay & received them today. How long do I need to let them rest before they go into the gator? Also, has anyone had success with hatching only females by storing eggs at 40 degrees? I read it on mypetchicken

  2. chickieboy

    chickieboy Songster

    Feb 7, 2008
    broken bow
    24 hour to rest and never heard about the 40 degee thing
  3. tammyd57

    tammyd57 Songster

    Chicken eggs are male or female before they even get laid, so nothing you do will change that. However, storing them at 40 degrees may not be so good for them, it's just about what temperature a refrigerator is and could reduce hatchability.
    I think that 12-24 hours rest after shipping is adequate.

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