incubating eggs before shipping?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DUccleDude, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. DUccleDude

    DUccleDude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I wanted to share this story. I recently sold and shipped 12 show quality bantam wheaton oeg eggs. And the guy wanted me to incubate them for 24 hours then let them cool before I shipped them. He said it would increase the hatch rate. Has anyone ever heard of this? And is it reliable? thanks
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  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    Ive never heard of that. [​IMG]
     
  3. PamsPride

    PamsPride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never heard of such a thing!
     
  4. Hens_And_Chicks

    Hens_And_Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's weird - doesn't make logical sense to me. After the first 24 hours, the head is formed and after 48, the heart develops.

    Seems you would jeopardize instead of increase the hatch. Just my opinion not worth two cents.
     
  5. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think 1 day incubated eggs scramble just as well as fresh..

    at his request, I would do it..

    don't forget the disclaimers...
     
  6. Butterball

    Butterball Out Of The Brooder

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    I would think that this would have the opposite effect. I can't believe it would increase hatch rate. Though, on ebay and other sites of the sort I have seen "partially incubated eggs" for sale and I always thought ..."only a moron..." However, as long as you don't mind then go for it! If that's what they want. Make sure to keep in touch and see how they hatched! Let us know!
     
  7. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Sounds like an old wives' tale, but what do I know? [​IMG]
     
  8. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    is this person an 'old timer' some things they used to do, sound strange but work.
     
  9. DUccleDude

    DUccleDude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes he is a old time and he swears by it. He said that at 24 hours the cell count is high instead of a single cell.
     
  10. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please let us know how his hatch goes.
    Carolyn
     

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