resting eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pinenot, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen some threads talk about resting their shipped eggs....why? I never have before...will I get a better hatch rate? I am expecting some eggs this coming wed.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sometimes if the aircells have semi-detached, they can sort of settle back in the right position, I'm told. Also, the egg temps are probably pretty cold this time of year and letting them settle and come up in temp after you unpack will keep condensation from forming when you put them in a much warmer bator.
     
  3. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That must be why the air cells look funny shaped. I thought that was weird but didn't know it was because of not letting them sit. I guess 24 hours is the amount of time needed to rest?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I let them sit till they seem not really cool to the touch anymore, sometimes on top of the bator. I've let some sit as little as 5 hours or as long as 12 hours. Some people do it for 24 hours, but I never do.
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I usually let mine set for 12 hours...I can't wait the whole 24!!!..... [​IMG] They just need it like Cyn says to help get the air sac settled and an even temp before setting in the incubator...
     

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