Question about shipped eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by minihorse927, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    I have eggs being shipped to me. I have my incubator ready to go, temperature is already set and everything. I was wondering, when the eggs arrive should I wait 24hrs before setting them into the incubator or do I put them in sooner than that? I am new to incubating shipped eggs and still fairly new to incubating any eggs really.
     
  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    wait at least 24, and put them in a cool place while waiting if you can.
     
  3. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why do you need to wait? (I've never had any shipped eggs, but plan to soon [​IMG]
     
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    We let ours sit overnight, which is not quite 24 hours. Our mail comes around 3 pm, we upwrap them and place them aircell up in a clean egg carton. Then they are placed in the incubator the following morning.
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I generally pick the eggs up in the morning from the PO and let them set till evening and then I put them in.
     
  6. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why do they need to sit?
     
  7. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    The reason you let them sit is if they have had a rough ride letting them sit settle's them down and make them more stable. You get a better hatch
     
  8. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    All I really know about letting them settle is that it allows the air cell to grow inside the egg and allows everything inside the egg return to normal after the jarring it receives during shipping.
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Ditto
     
  10. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks [​IMG]
     

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