incubating eggs before shipping?

DUccleDude

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Apr 13, 2008
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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
 

Hens_And_Chicks

Songster
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Feb 23, 2009
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Ohio
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.
 

Butterball

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Oct 29, 2008
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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!
 

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