Letting eggs sit after being shipped?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jbowyer01, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    Help!!!! Its been a while since I did a hatch and I have forgotten how long I need to let the eggs sit after the have been shipped to me (before I actually set them in the incubator after picking them at the post office). I seem to recall it only being a couple of hours but I can not locate the information anywhere. I've searched through the BYC learning center for the answer but cant find anything.
  2. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2009
    is good to wait at least 24 hours
  3. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    I figured mine would sit in the incubator. They went right in after they came up to temp.

    Most are doing just fine.
  4. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    Thanks I appreciate it.
  5. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I always wait at least a day.... I also candle them before they go in to make sure the air sacks haven't been detached.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2011
  6. chikincrazee

    chikincrazee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2010
    HI....I tried the method where you put them in the bator once you get them but dont turn them until after 24hours...this way it gives them a chance to settle and it worked prettty good on my last shipment of silkie eggs....actually got babies...used a brinsea octagon eco 20 for that hatch

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