Settling Mail Order Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Spinster_Sister, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. Spinster_Sister

    Spinster_Sister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry if this question is redundant, but I just want to make sure my new eggs are off to a good start.
    I ordered 6 Jersey Giant eggs and received them today via Express Mail. They are now in my oven (no pilot light) settling down. My question is:
    I am expecting another order of 4 White Jersey Giant eggs on Monday...is it a bad idea to keep my other JG eggs out to settle longer in order to incubate the whole lot at one time?
    I am still working with my Whole Foods' eggs, I know there is developlment in at least 5...but no movement, except for a little pulsating from one.
    If all goes well, I will have 10 JG and 1 Whole Foods' chicks (Isa Brown)....
    Also, has anybody ever had a baby roo made into a capon? I don't like the idea of having to get rid of roosters just because of their crowing (LA city ordinance) and my realtor is looking for a 1 acre property in the area where I live, but until then....it's either freezer (somebody else's), farm sanctuary (all full right now) or caponizing him.

    Any ideas?

    TIA,

    ~Vickie
     
  2. neferset

    neferset Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you candle the eggs to determine how old they are? Usually fresh eggs have very very tiny air cells. If your eggs are fairly fresh, I'd go ahead and keep them until Monday.

    Caponizing...can't help you there. I looked it up and it sounds like the resulting creature would be pleasant to raise, but it is more involved surgery, being internal. It sounded like something that would be hard to do at home.
     

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