How to prepare shipped hatching eggs to achieve a good hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by harleyjo, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am contemplating my first time ever ordering hatching eggs and I hope to get at least a 50% hatch. Is there anything I can do once I get the eggs to help them the best I can to get a good hatch rate?
     
  2. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its best to take them in right away after arriving. If you're not there on the day they arrive then try getting someone else. Leaving them out there in the sun will surly kill a few.

    when you get them, unpack them carefully and set them POINTY END DOWN in an egg carton for 6-10 hours in a room that's 65-75 degrees F. then put them under a hen or in an incubator.

    i've always hatched shipped eggs using artificial incubation and i've gotten 75% hatch rates before! [​IMG]
    good luck
     
  3. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always like to candle the eggs at night when all ligths are off

    look for cracks

    I have found internal cracks in shipped eggs

    check the small end and the round top sides

    I dont put cracked eggs in the incubators
     
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Shipped eggs during the summer months should NOT be aloud to cool while resting. Place then right into a preheated bator, do NOt turn the turn on for the first day. High temps when in transit can lead to the eggs starting to incubate while on their way to you.
     
  5. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone, anymore tips I need to know?
     

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