How long should shipped eggs rest?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by IggiMom, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. IggiMom

    IggiMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    I always want to put them in the incubator right away.

    I haven't hatched any since last summer and I just forget. Are you supposed to let them rest overnight before putting them into the incubator?

    Thanks.

    Catherine
     
  2. Kennyog

    Kennyog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually let them set 12 hours.
     
  3. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I let mine rest 24 hours.
     
  4. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
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    I used to let them sit 5 or 6 hours then tried 24 hours and had better hatches.
     
  5. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    I do a min. of 24 hrs
     

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