How long should you let shipped eggs rest before incubating

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bullet, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Bullet

    Bullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got them today, how long should they rest before i put them in bator thanks!
     
  2. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually depends. Anywhere from over night to 48hrs.
     
  3. rsarns

    rsarns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I let mine sit 24 hours... first batch is now hatching!
     
  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    I usually let mine rest for 24 hours, too.
     
  5. crazyeggs

    crazyeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I get them first thing in the morning, by 9am, then I set them that evening.
     
  6. Ceinwyn

    Ceinwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I let them rest until they are room temperature then I put them in the incubator but dont plug in the turner for 2-3 days to let the aircells settle.
    5/7 hatched first hatch this year...1 egg was blood ring at day 4..1 broken during shipping
    10/13 hatched second hatch...1 infertile...1 blood ring day 4....1 pipped upsidedown while I was napping during hatch and I missed it.
    current hatch 5/6 developing....1 never developed others look great at day 18
    Works so far with shipped eggs for me.
     
  7. alaina

    alaina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, why do you let them rest? Last batch I just put them right in...did I do wrong? Only got 3 to hatch of the 12, but they were a day early (20 days instead of 21) and they took 3 days to ship from FLA. Must have gotten warm during shipping?
     
  8. chickens? not yet

    chickens? not yet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong place, but I have a question on shipping eggs, I read a peice today where a guy says wrapping eggs in bubble wrap will kill the egg, because of no air. I see where everyone does this so I'm thinking maybe he's wrong but it makes sense too, so just wondering what your thoughts were?? Thanks
     
  9. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickens? not yet :

    Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong place, but I have a question on shipping eggs, I read a peice today where a guy says wrapping eggs in bubble wrap will kill the egg, because of no air. I see where everyone does this so I'm thinking maybe he's wrong but it makes sense too, so just wondering what your thoughts were?? Thanks

    Many of the shipped eggs I've bought were wrapped in bubble wrap, and they've hatched out to some degree or other, so it can't be a sure killer. Is there the possibility that it contributes somehow to reduced hatches by altering the natural exchange of gases between the egg and atmosphere? = sure, that is certainly a possibility. Whether or not anyone has researched and quantified this in a scientific manner is hard to say.

    OTOH, bubble wrap is definitely one of the better packaging materials for preventing breakage in shipping -- a broken egg definitely won't hatch.​
     
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  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I put the egg in the incubator when I get them and just let the eggs come up to temperature but don't turn on the turner until the next day. Just my opinion. [​IMG]
     
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