Just got my 1st set of eggs!-Advice

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by spencer creek, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. spencer creek

    spencer creek In the Brooder

    Dec 12, 2008
    They arrived today at work. Got them immediately from the postman. They were mailed on Monday. I haven't opened box yet, thought I should wait to get home. How long do I let them sit before I start incubating? Going home at 5.

    They are sealed at room temp right now.
  2. Josie

    Josie Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Most people recommend letting them sit for about 8-24 hours. The reasoning behind this is to let the eggs get to room temperature, so they don't sweat when you put them in, and so that if there are any little air bubbles, they have time to settle. There is still some debate about the air bubble theory, but the room temp thing seems like good practice, especially if your eggs are cool to the touch.

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