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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickster5003, Mar 18, 2015.
How long do you wait before beginning to incubate shipped eggs?
I've pretty consistently read it is best to rest them broad side up in an egg carton for at least 8hrs and up to 24hrs before incubating. And if you want to be sure the air sacs have had time to settle back to the right position (at the broad side of the egg) you can candle before puting them in the bator.
From most of what I have read, 24 hours later. When you receive them you place them in an egg carton pointy side down and allow them to settle for at least 24 hours. I have read of some people that do less time and some people that do more time, but most centered around the 24 hours later mark. Hope it helps.