Question about starting incubation of shipped eggs in this heat Help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SusanJoM, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay, so it's 96 degrees today and the post lady just dropped off my next batch of eggs. They're beautifully wrapped, but it's been hot here all day, and I'm sure hot in her truck, and it seems silly to cool them back down while they settle before heating them back up....

    Should I just pop them into the turner in the bator right now?

    I don't know that I see any advantage to waiting....It's not as if they've been cool...probably not since they left home....

    What do you think???????

    Susan
     
  2. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

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    I am in your EXACT situation in Texas. I don't even know how long mine were sitting on the front porch.

    I'm having mine incubated by a Poultry Science specialist here at Texas A&M, and the last time this happened he set mine immediately - they were hot when I got them, and six of eight are good. Today (because I got them so late) he said to put them in the house until we can set them tomorrow morning.

    Because of my first experience with the expert, I'd say put them in the incubator now.
     
  3. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think setting them now would be the best decision.[​IMG]
     
  4. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Whew !!!! I'm glad you said that....
    because that's what I did.

    Right after I posted my question, I lost my internet connection.....W H A A A A A A ....

    So I just had to do what I thought was best....and I popped them in the 'bator.

    I'm glad we all agreed on that move.

    Thanks
    Susan
     
  5. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I received my 9 white langshan eggs a couple of days ago and it was about 95. I know they had only been on my front porch about an hour but the inside of the box was fairly warm. I let them sit on the kitchen counter for about 6 hours just to settle the aircell and then popped them in the bator.
     

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