OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!

k2chickens

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jsut got my first egg's today in the mail..."payed $3.25 paypal for 4 Buff O egg's" lol. They hit the mail Saturday..so that means they have been in the mail for about 2 day's before i got them today. How soon can i put them in my bator?? Also when is the very latests i can put them in..." im expecting 12 MFD eggs wednesday"

I have yet to open the box...should i at least inspect them?? Or should i leave them in untill bator time??? Oh how exciting!!
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Wooden_Pony

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Yes unpack them and check them over.

Then set them in an egg carton big end up and let them rest in a cool spot out of the sun. I normally let mine rest 8 hours, but I like it better to let them sit over night and set them first thing in the AM.

I sometimes candle them before setting to make sure there are no hairline cracks in the shell.

Good Luck!!
 

Enchanted Sunrise Farms

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You will want to unpack the eggs and inspect them carefully. Then place them small end down in an egg carton to sit for at least 8 hours or overnight. Generally, i have heard you can keep eggs for up to 10 days before setting them. But of course, the sooner you set them the better. If it were me, i would wait for the other eggs. Staggered hatches are a real pain.
 

k2chickens

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EXACTLY!!! lol I want everyone to hatch around the same time of corse, and staggering the egg's will only make the first egg's that go in hatch a few days quicker than the rest..and pulling the chick's out will put my other babies in danger from not hatching as well due to the frequent temp changes at such a late term in their egg life's
 

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