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just got eggs! what now? need help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by coyoteugly, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. coyoteugly

    coyoteugly Out Of The Brooder

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    Last weekend I ordered two sets of hatching eggs, one set from Arkansas and one set from Georgia. I just received my first shipment of hatching eggs today (Friday). Both sets were originally set to arrive on the same day or within one day of each other. The hens laying our 2nd set of eggs were a bit uncooperative, and now their eggs will not be arriving until Monday or Tuesday [​IMG]. What should I do? Do I start the first set, or should I put the first set in the fridge to try and suspend them? OR is there another option I've not thought of.

    Second question, do I need to candle the eggs I just received before or after I let them sit (big end up) for a few hours.

    thanks for your help!
     
  2. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Monroe, Ga
    How old are the eggs you just got?
    (did it take them a few days to collect then a few days to ship?)

    I dont know if I would fridge them or not..
    Just let them sit.
    Candle after they have sat awhile.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2011
  3. coyoteugly

    coyoteugly Out Of The Brooder

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    I do not know how many days it took to collect today's shipment of eggs, I will PM the seller to find out. The eggs that are arriving next week were collected over 3 days (wed. thurs. friday) and shipped today - so with USPS will not be here until the new work week begins.
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    NO, DO NOT refridge them!! I would go ahead and set them in your incubator, personally. Then when you get your other shipment of eggs I'd go ahead and set them, too. You will have a staggered hatch, but at least your eggs won't be setting out just getting older while you wait for your 2nd package. [​IMG] Best of luck

    ~ Aspen
     
  5. Kountreefok

    Kountreefok Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    NO, DO NOT refridge them!! I would go ahead and set them in your incubator, personally. Then when you get your other shipment of eggs I'd go ahead and set them, too. You will have a staggered hatch, but at least your eggs won't be setting out just getting older while you wait for your 2nd package. [​IMG] Best of luck

    ~ Aspen

    2x. I've run staggered hatches in one incubator several times just marking the later sets/second set
    and usually had about equal luck with all sets involved. So good luck to you and happy hatching!​
     
  6. coyoteugly

    coyoteugly Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:2x. I've run staggered hatches in one incubator several times just marking the later sets/second set
    and usually had about equal luck with all sets involved. So good luck to you and happy hatching!

    I took your advice and just put the eggs in the incubator - SOOOO EXCITED [​IMG]
    My new philosophy is to not over think it all as I'm sure a broody hen doesn't - HA!
     

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