My hatching eggs arrived.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bookworm chick, May 18, 2011.

  1. Bookworm chick

    Bookworm chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just picked up the eggs from the post office. I opened the box and they seem well packed. I'm going to use a broody to hatch them. I don't remember where, but I think I read somewhere that I should let the eggs set for a period? of time before putting them under the hen. I need step by step instructions here. I've never done this before and have no clue what comes next. I am also going to put a few of my own eggs under the hen in case the others don't hatch for some reason.
     
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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  3. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i usually use an incubator for hatching, but when I get eggs, i let do this:

    1: carefully remove the eggs from the package

    2: mark the eggs (if you are using a hen you don't need to mark them. if you want to number them, that's fine, but you don't really need to put X and O lol)

    3: put them in a carton (pointy end down) for 6-12 hours at a temperature between 65 degrees and 75 degrees. (if its hot in the house, i got a cooler and put an ice pack in there with a thermometer)

    4: put them in the incubator or under the hen
     

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