Just got My Eggs Today... NOW WHAT DO I DO?


In the Brooder
10 Years
Jun 3, 2009
Willis, Texas
I am sooooo lost!

So I drove out an hour away to get my eggs because I did not want the USPS to crush them or something, but now I am lost.
I have had the incubator hooked up and warmed up for the last 3 days so we are good their.

When I got home with them I weight and TRIED to candle them all. It is very hard to do with brown eggs. I have no clue if they are fertile or not. She gave me WAY more eggs than I was expecting! I asked for 18 Buff Orpington she gave me all them PLUS 18 Black Austrolorp. Just so I would have a good hatch.

Is it ok to stack them on each other?

So how do I tell if they are a good egg or a BAD egg? Will i eventually be able to candle when they get older? I read the section on candling, but it was not 100% clear to me.

O well! If all fails I will know in 21 days! LOL!


10 Years
Mar 1, 2009
just mark them on each side. and i guess you are turning them by hand. you can candle them on day ten to look for veins and movement. if they glow like a nightlight toss them. if you don't see veins or movement toss them.

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