Shipped egg question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Wegs813, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Wegs813

    Wegs813 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am expecting a shipment of eggs either tomorrow or Thurs. How long am I supposed to leave the eggs sit before putting in the incubator? And do they sit at room temp or in the refrigerator? Do I need to turn them while they are out? I know that I have seen the answers on here, but now that I am looking I of course can not find them.
     
  2. Nekhebet

    Nekhebet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    8-24 hours.
    Putting them in the refrigerator would kind of defeat the purpose of letting them sit...they're supposed to be at room temp so they don't get "shocked" by the incubator temp.
     
  3. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I leave mine out for atleast half a day.. Sometimes a full day especailly if they had to travel very far... Leave them sitting big end up, at room temperature. I don't turn them. It's best just to let them settle. Hope this helps... Good luck with your hatch!!
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    In my experience, when I waited 8 hours, the hatch wasn't so good. When I waited 12 it was much better. Of course, shipped eggs are a crap shoot anyways, but I thought I would share.
     
  5. Wegs813

    Wegs813 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the quick replies....my questions have been answered.
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Good luck!!! Let us know when you set them and keep us updated please. Alot of us live vicariously through others hatching.
     

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