I just got my first hatching eggs in the mail! "Due" New Years Eve!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kryptoniteqhs, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    ok so i ordered 3 RIR eggs and got 9....2 are cracked (what do i do with them...throw them out? -- eat??) my POS incubator only holds 2 eggs, so im going to tractor supply now to get another incubator....how long do i let the eggs rest for?...im going to the bank and TSC be back in about an hour....

    my other post....related to this one
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=111866&p=1
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2008
  2. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I generally let mailed eggs rest 12 to 24 hours big end up at room temperature before I put them in the incubator. Its probablly going to take a while to get the new incubator dialed in so that should work out about right.
    I sometimes cook and eat eggs that are cracked in shipping. If the idea doesn't sit well with you you can boil them up and feed them to your flock.
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  3. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    You need to let them rest with the large end up for about 6 hours or so.I usually wait overnight depending on how old they are.
     
  4. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Congrats [​IMG]

    if the eggs that are crack are not crack to bad you can still put them in. i have had crack eggs hatch before [​IMG] an let the eggs rest for about 6 hours before you put them in the bator
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2008
  5. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    i took pictures of the two that are cracked...i think theyre bad....one of them is leaking so defnitely bad on that one, but the other one "looks" bad on one part, but i think it may be ok...ok well i just went and looked at it and on the part that looks the worse theres a teeny tiny little bubble of liquid....so probably not so good....but i wont throw them out till u guys tell me...also one of the eggs is up side down...what do i do????

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    ok so they look worse in the pictures than in real life, but i think that if it gets through the membrane theyre done for...am i right? both of them have.....so trash or dinner?
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2008
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I let them rest large end up for about 12 hours. I wouldnt eat the cracked eggs, who knows if the seller was medicating their birds, etc. Just toss the cracked eggs.
     
  7. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    good point...and now i really am going to TSC....be back in a little bit
     
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] Good Luck hatching! [​IMG]
     
  9. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    I've read someplace that a person got some cracked eggs and just for grins covered the cracks with melted candle wax, (I think it was), to seal the cracks and went ahead and put them in the bator. I remember that at least one hatched.

    You might search "incubating cracked eggs"??
     
  10. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    thanks and one more thing...theyve been here since about 9am but i just now opened them to look....do i start the 12 hour thing at nine this morning or from when i opened them?
     

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