? on shipped eggs resting

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tiki244, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I have searched and cnat find-Ive heard you are supposed to rest your shipped eggs before you put into incubator? I am supposed to get some eggs tommorrow and am wondering more about this. If anyone could help I would appreciate, I cant find a thread on this.
     
  2. GAhen

    GAhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just received my first shipment, I am letting them settle 24 hrs. I have seen that recommended many times...Big end up.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    When you receive your shipped eggs...unpack them, carefully look for any signs of a crack or hairline crack...those are discarded ....Let your eggs 'rest" in an egg carton big end up for anywhere from 6 to 24 hours..I've done anywhere between those time limits...this is so they can warm up to room temps and for the air sacs to settle....
     
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  4. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You do not have to wait 24 hours...

    The main issue is that they are at room tempature befor putting them in the bator.

    8 hours is good if its been long enough you can put them in when you go to bed or even first thing in the morning...

    Eggs should be resting on their sides in a natural position.
    I lay mine on there sides in a pie dish with a soft wash cloth.
    OR
    big end up in a egg carton...
     
  5. ae50mag

    ae50mag Chillin' With My Peeps

    kris,

    let me know when you get you eggs and the condition of the box, usps is heck on them lately... please drop a pm to me and advise....


    frank/ae50mag
     
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  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    I've always heard you should let them "rest" for 24 hours. Even if this "rest period" isn't necessary I don't see how it could hurt?
     
  7. [​IMG] How could it help? The eggs aren't getting any younger.
    I think 6- 8 hrs is sufficient.
    I've read that 'resting' is also to let the air cell re-orient, but my experience has been that if the air cell is has been jostled out-of-whack, the egg won't hatch (I've heard of folks hatching them, tho).

    Lisa
     
  8. chickenlover210

    chickenlover210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    don't know but
    google it it always helps
     

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