Just got my eggs incubating them Friday any tips to keep the fresh

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wanting, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. wanting

    wanting In the Brooder

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    Just got my eggs I put them pointy end down
    In a carton im putting them Friday morning do I
    Keep them at room temperature or wat can I do any tips
     
  2. macdoogle

    macdoogle Songster

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    I think you're supposed to keep them room temp until you put them in the bator. Some say to tip the carton a few times a day. That's what I'm doing but I'm not an expert for sure. Still trying to earn my "successful hatch" badge.
     
  3. bluere11e

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    Yes, let them "rest" at room temp. I usually give mine 3-5 days depending on when they were laid. I lay mine flat in a dish that has a towel over it. But, if your using and auto turn, you're doing the right thing. make sure your Incubator is holding steady around 99-99.5 and off you go.. You should be able to candle around 5-7 days. You'll see spider webb lines and the air pocket getting bigger. When you do candle, make sure it's in a VERY dark room. preferably NO outside light. i used a mini mag lite with a single bulb. I have trouble seeing through dark,dark eggs, but I candle those at around day 18 and you can usually see the bottom of the air pocket and something pushing against the membrane upwards.
    Good luck!
     
  4. wanting

    wanting In the Brooder

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    Thankx got the tips
     

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