How long do you let your eggs rest before setting them?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cara, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    I was wondering how long you let your eggs settle after shipping before setting them in the incubator.
  2. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I was told 24 hours.
  3. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    let mine set 24 hrs
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    12 to 24 longer then 24 tho.....
  5. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    No longer than 24 without tilting? I let the last batch rest for 3 days and they were fine [​IMG]
  6. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I let my welsummer sit for for 5 days after I got them so they would go into the bator at the same time with silkie eggs. I didn't want a staggered hatch so had to wait for silkies to arrive first. I set 12 welsummer eggs and so far 9 look great and 3 I can't tell they are to dark to see in. But it's up to you most people only let them set for 24 hours.
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I've let them settle as little as five hours after shipping and had a great hatch. Those were the eggs that Suede and siblings came from.
  8. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    I have put them in the incubator in as little as 6 hours.
    Usually between 6 - 14 hours
  9. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I usally wait only 12 hours but I set my last batch in 6 hours and had a great hatch.

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