On transporting fertile eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Livs3Hens, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. Livs3Hens

    Livs3Hens Hatching

    Dec 4, 2014
    Hi, I know this is probably a stupid question but I was curious. We recently lost a semi blind hen to a fox [​IMG]and are interested in getting chicks as our hen has goon broody. :) When picking up fertile eggs from a seller, does it matter what temperature the eggs are on the trip back home, also how should they be kept safe incase we hit speed bumps, potholes etc. And should the eggs be placed directly under a broody straight away, or left to settle in an egg carton for a few minutes/hours/days. Thank You
  2. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Songster

    Aug 10, 2013

    I sell hatching eggs and I transport them all the time, as long as you aren't going four wheeling I would think they will be fine.. When I give eggs to my broody I do so under the cover of darkness so letting them rest wont hurt them while you wait.

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