Serama eggs - hard to tell the "pointy side"

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ginmary, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Ginmary

    Ginmary Chirping

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    (First time chicken peep) I just received about 12 Serama eggs in the mail. I unwrapped them to put them into an egg crate until the incubator gets here on Saturday (shipment was delayed) I found it tricky to determine which was the point side to face down. They were pretty oval all around. I tried to put them the same way they were in the shipping box. Any way other than by sight to determine this?
    Also, I had them in an airconditioned room (on high) overnight but the thermometer was showing it at 70 degrees. So, I put them in the frig and turn the frig dial down (its old and doesn't get too cold anyway.) The incubator isn't coming until Saturday. Should I put them right in or set it up and let it run overnight and then put them in on Sunday? Any thoughts will be appreciated.
     
  2. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner wicked chickens lay deviled eggs Premium Member

    Candle to see which end has the air cell. That's the big end.
    What's temp in the fridge?
    I wouldn't put mine in a fridge but guess it depends on temp.
    I keep mine on counter and I'm guessing its around 75° but that's your call.
    So is the incubator. I always run a new one for a day or two but never had eggs going through shipping then waiting on incubator.
    How old will they be when incubator arrives?
    Maybe if it was me is put them in and then watch it like a hawk the first day. IDK.
     
  3. Ginmary

    Ginmary Chirping

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    I now have them in a closed room with the air on high. They were freshly picked and shipped to arrive Wednesday ( June 13th) the incubator will be here tomorrow. I think I will turn it on and give it a few hrs before placing the eggs in. Thank you for replying. Much appreciated.
     
  4. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster 5 Years

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    Good luck!
     
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