How long do you typically let sit shipped eggs before incubation? 24 hrs or longer? I have also heard that you get better hatch rates if you do not turn eggs for the first 5-7 days of incubation. Is this true? I am a beginner and have only hatched a few batches of shipped eggs. My first was a 50% hatch rate ( 9 out of 18 shipped eggs). Is this typical? I am using a Brinsea 20EX so the temp and humidity are automatic. I have my temp at 99.5 and humidity at 40% unitl lockdown when I raised the humidity to 68%.