Settling or resting shipped eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lazyoranch, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. lazyoranch

    lazyoranch Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two questions... How long do I need to let shipped eggs rest or settle? I have read different things--from 6 hours to 48 hours. Also, I read that during the first 24 hours of incubation not to have the automatic egg turner going. Wait until after the first 24 hours of incubation. Should I try this? Thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. lazyoranch

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    Sorry for all of the additional identical entries. My page was not loading on my computer.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Hmmm. Hmmmmm. I had not heard any of those, except for the "overnight" or 24 hours of rest for shipped eggs. I will be following this thread, even though I've had 3 successful hatches so far NOT knowing about that "don't turn them the first day" thing.

    Anything that will improve my hatch rates is appreciated!

    P.S. When my page doesn't load, I do a "preview" instead of "submit" the second time... and have discovered it DID post okay. Then I can abandon the "preview" altogether.
     
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