Question About Ordering Hatching Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PepsNick, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    I will be ordering a dozen eggs. I read somewhere to let them sit for a while when you get them. is this true? if so for how long?


    thank you.
    nicholas
     
  2. cletus the rooster

    cletus the rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    i let mine sit for 12 hours and get a very good hatch rate (70 %)
     
  3. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    great! thank you.
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Aren't you the answer guy? [​IMG]

    12-24 hours, just be aware of the date they were gathered. I usually put them in a carton and prop one end or the other up, switching 5 times a day. That way the turning is already started.
     
  5. cletus the rooster

    cletus the rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    i thought the goal of letting them sit was to rest after the journey through the USPS [​IMG] also,why turn when they are not incubating.small end down so they can settle into position
     
  6. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Quote:please stop, i keep telling you that i dont know everything, so itd be nice if you'd understand.
     
  7. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    thank you for the information!
     
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Okay, deal. [​IMG]

    Not sure of the logic of starting the turning right away, I'd guess a lot of folks don't. That's just the way I learned it.
    Maybe??? it's to keep the air cell evened out?
     
  9. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope you have better luck with shipping eggs than I did. Post office was too rough half broken even though they were wrapped very well and none hatched too scrambled in transit.
     
  10. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, let them rest large end up. When I get eggs in the summer, I put them straight into the incubator, but do not turn for 2-3 days. The eggs have been warm when unwrapping them, so why let them cool down again. So far, its working fine.
     

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