Letting Eggs that were shipped settle?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by icewb8, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. icewb8

    icewb8 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 22, 2007
    Hi in the two books I've read about hatching eggs it says to let them settle down for 6-8 hours with one end down (I forgot which one) and then other places I've read to let them sit for up to 24 hours, what do you all recommend?
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Let them sit for at least 8 hours. I have a friend that lets his sit for 24 hours after shipping. It just gives the airsac time to settle after being rattled around. Then, you can candle the eggs and throw away the ones that are bad and either keep or throw away the iffy ones.
    I've heard that people will even put the "bad" ones in and candle again at 10 days to see if they took.

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