IA (incubators anonymous) September Hatches?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jules929, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. Jules929

    Jules929 Crowing

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    My first attempt at incubating shipped eggs didn't go well, 10% hatch rate, ugh. Since I am not a quitter (or perhaps I am just stubborn!), I will be setting another 15 eggs today after work. Anyone else incubating for a September hatch?
     
  2. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Feather & Fur Whisperer

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    Good luck with your next hatch! :fl Keep us posted!
     
  3. RollTideChicken

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    Yep me. Just ordered eggs yesterday. Good luck to us both!
     
  4. Jules929

    Jules929 Crowing

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    Yay! Yes, good luck!
     
  5. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Feather & Fur Whisperer

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    Good luck!
     
  6. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Enabler

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    I have eggs in the bator but they aren’t shipped. They are due in about 2 weeks.
     
  7. RollTideChicken

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    Since we are talking shipped eggs...
    I've only hatched them once but got a decent 40% hatch. I let them rest for 24 hours before setting them, but these that I just ordered had instructions on the page that advised it's best to set the eggs right away and not wait 24 hours.
    Maybe somebody'll pop in here that's hatched more shipped eggs than us and give us a heads up.
     
  8. AlleysChicks

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    I always let them sit upright (fat end up) for 24-48hrs to let the air cell rest. Then when I put them in the incubator I don’t turn for 3 days, just let them sit upright.
     
  9. KikiLeigh02

    KikiLeigh02 Free Ranging

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    My understanding is that if it's very hot while the eggs are shipping that there is the potential that they may start developing. I don't have enough experience to know how accurate that is though, or how great of a worry it is.
     
  10. RollTideChicken

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    That is the reason they gave for not letting the eggs sit. I do know that the eggs I recieved last time where hot when I opened the box. Could there be something to that theory?
     

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