Let shipped eggs rest a day before setting? Point Up or Down?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DENALI, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. DENALI

    DENALI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just walked in the door and my eggs are here. I thought i read somewhere i need to let them rest a day before setting them. Also di i set them with the point up or down? I do have an auto turner. Thanks
     
  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Fat end UP...I usually let them sit 6-8 hours or overnight, depending on what time of day I get them
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Big end up. Let them rest for 7-12 hours.
     
  4. DENALI

    DENALI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some of these i cant tell by looking which end is the small end. Anyway to determine this? Also should i scrape off the shavings that are stuck to them or does it matter? Thanks
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Even tho there shouldn't be much of an air cell in a fresh egg I'd candle to check which end should be up. I usually candle when I set them to check for cracks that aren't visible anyway.
     
  6. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    I just read this too. Can someone tell me why?

    If I just stuck them under my broody, what harm would it do?

    Thanks,
    Ellie
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Letting them set is supposed to help the air cell settle into place if it's been jostled around shipping. If you're going to put them under a broody you wouldn't have worry about which end is up.
     
  8. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    Thanks.

    Ellie
     

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