Just got some eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Heathero617, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just ordered some sussex eggs for my first attempt. I hope I didn't choose poorly for my first time. I'm super excited, are there any tips that I need to keep in mind? I know to let them rest on the counter for 24 hours before setting them. Anything else since they are being shipped?

    I'M SO EXCITED >i could almost piddle< [​IMG] !!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    I don't rest any of my eggs this time of the year. I have the bator heated up, turner off and put the eggs right in. I turn the auto turner on 24 hours later. This is due to the fact that with the high temps the eggs could start to develop during shipping.
     
  3. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That makes perfect sense. Anyone else do this?
     
  4. rilly10

    rilly10 Clover Field Farm

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    I do the same thing. If it is really hot I feel they go though less shock going right in rather than cooling them off to then heat them back up. I also leave the turner off for at least 24 hours.

    GOOD LUCK!
     
  5. jim-pav

    jim-pav Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm glad I came across this thread. I have Weaten Ameraucana eggs arriving in a couple days and was wondering about this topic. BYC is awesome! [​IMG]

    Thanks everyone!

    Jim
     

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