Resting eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HEChicken, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I know that for shipped eggs they need to rest before setting. What about eggs picked up? This weekend I am picking up my first dozen hatching eggs. They come from someplace 60 miles from here, will be driven to a relative's house and I will pick them up from there which is about a 15-min drive. I don't know yet how much time there will be between their 60-mile drive and their 15-min drives. Do I need to let them rest for the 24 hours before setting or should I set right away, or something in between?
     
  2. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    oregon
    If it were me.I would let them redt....
    Good Luck [​IMG]
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    8 hours at least. Let them rest. Better to be safe than sorry!
     

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