how long do shipped eggs need to sit before going into incubator??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mom2fourbebes, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. mom2fourbebes

    mom2fourbebes Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm due for some shipped eggs today...how long do they have to sit before you can stick them in the incubator...our temp outside right now is about 36 degrees...my incubator's been up, running and steady for a few days now...just need to know how long I have to wait before setting the eggs in the incubator....Thanks!!

    Barb
     
  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    folks range anywhere between 6 and 24 hours...
     
  3. mom2fourbebes

    mom2fourbebes Out Of The Brooder

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    gosh that was a fast reply...thanks so much!!

    Barb
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    6 to 24 hours. You want the eggs to come to room temps in your house and its good to rest the eggs so the air cell will settle back into place if it has had a bumpy ride with shipping.
     
  5. trinity

    trinity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my mail runs at 300 pm and i always let them sit over night and it works good for me!
     
  6. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good luck.
     

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