My eggs arrived! PIX

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SterlingAcres, May 5, 2008.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Alright, so the post man just left. My Meyer order has been looked over and photographed. Now I have a few questions. [​IMG]

    1. Can you tell which breeds I might acquire in this hatch? There appears to be one EE to me.

    2. One of the white ones has a crack! It doesn't appear to be deep, but it was enough to concern me. Nothing is oozing or anything, is it still hatchable? [​IMG]

    3. I've read threw this site many-a-times. I recently read that I should let these shipped eggs rest for a few hours. As I've never had shipped eggs, I wanted some input on that. Right now, they're hanging out in their packaging on my kitchen table.

    Let's hope my pictures show up! [​IMG]

  2. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

    Apr 9, 2007
    I haven't done this yet, but have read about dripping melted wax over a small crack so that its sealed. They can still hatch that way. yes the eggs should rest at least 6 hrs up to 24 hrs I've read. I've rested mine 8-12 hrs so far, but I'm still waiting for my first ones to hatch. Some EE eggs are pinkish too, so its hard to tell for sure. You do have at least 1 EE there, the green/blue one.
    Good Luck!
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I suppose I should have added that I took that picture without the flash. All of the eggs are cream, tan, khaki or brown colored; some have speckles. Minus the EE and the 2 white ones. I also sorted them according to size. The smallest eggs are on the top of the picture. I hope that helps someone ID them for me. [​IMG]
  4. Yogiman

    Yogiman Songster

    Feb 2, 2008
    South Louisiana
    I have some eggs in the bator that are on day 10. One of the eggs had a crack on the small end. I put some wax on it and set it in the bator. I was really concerned about it. I candled on day 7 and I could clearly see that little buggar swimming around in that cracked egg. So at least try it. It can work.

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