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I just recieved my FREE eggs that I won.....UPDATE Post # 12

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by giasmom, May 6, 2009.

  1. giasmom

    giasmom Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    I just recently won some FREE eggs in a contest that lockedhearts held. They were shipped out Monday, I recieved them a few minutes ago. All arrived safely! Great packing job!
    I got:
    1 blu orp
    1 buff/rir
    1 BR
    1 buff
    2 F
    2 BA
    1 unknown ( I think the markings on it say, piix )

    Anyway, I am so excited. I now have 18 eggs to go in my new homemade bator,( Got 6 Welsummer eggs from tamsflock yesterday,to go in with the others).

    However I have a question: A few of the eggs I have are pretty dirty, Do I need to lightly rinse these before they go in the bator?
    How long do I need to let them set to relax before in put them in?
    My Thanks go out to Lockedhearts, her anonymous doner & to tamsflock, Ya'll are the best! My father & I truely appreciate all your generosity !!!!!
    Last edited: May 15, 2009

  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    You need to let them settle (fat end up) for at least 8-10 hrs.; I sometimes go 24, just to be sure. They need to be to room temperature.

    As far as the dirty ones, you'll get varying responses, but IMO, just use a DRY paper towel and try to lightly remove some of the larger pieces of dirt/stuff. If you rub too hard, you'll force the bacteria into the pores of the egg.

    BEST of luck with your hatch!
  3. giasmom

    giasmom Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    Hey , Okay one more quick question... How often do I need to turn the eggs that are waiting to go in my bator? Is it the same as if they were actually in the bator ?
  4. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Songster

    Mar 19, 2009
    I believe it is 3 times a day or some say 5 as long as it is an odd number so that through the night it is different than the night before. I put mine in a egg carton and set a block under one side and then just moved the block to the other side so it moved all the eggs at the same time without having to touch them.
  5. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

    Oct 10, 2007
    Quote:The only thing I can think of is PHX which would mean Phoenix [​IMG]
  6. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    There may have been a Phoenix in there, if it is a smaller egg kind of whiteish it is Phoenix. Like I said, it may be a mix and I screwed up the marking while I was still half asleep..... LOL
  7. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Quote:You can take a lightly damp paper towel and try to get some dirt off, my girls like to sometimes play hide and seek with them and lay them in the dirt, with all the rain we got lately, mud is very plentiful. I think they sit and laugh at me looking for eggs, they don't always lay in the next box.
    The BA = Black Australorp
    SS= Speckled Sussex
    F= Frizzle
    Buff= Buff Orp
    Buff/RIR is likely my Buff Rooster on RIR hen

  8. DANNY

    DANNY Songster

    Mar 27, 2009
    Wash the dirty one. It won't hurt them. I have been washing my dirty one for 30 years it does not affect them. How can an egg settle if you turn it 3 times a day while waiting for it to go in the bator?
  9. Missouri chick

    Missouri chick Songster

    May 15, 2008
    Homer, GA
    I got the ones for Geraldine in the mail today too. So exciting!!

    Karen there is one marked PR. what is it.....I have several ideas.

    There is also:
    1-speckled sussex
    4-barred rocks
    2-blue orp
    1-buff orp
    1-black australorp
    and 2 mix.

    You and the suprise doner are gems. Can't wait to see what hatches. [​IMG]
  10. giasmom

    giasmom Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    Quote:No , not the ones I got in the mail today, the 6 others I had already waiting!

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