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Shipped eggs arrived 2 days early, how long can they wait before incubation?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by oregonkat, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. oregonkat

    oregonkat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My supplier is in the next state over and I received my eggs today (2 days early) but I still have 7 eggs in the incubator. Today is hatch day but nobody is showing signs of being ready to hatch so can the shipped eggs be stored, cool in the basement (58degs), for 3 days without harm?
     
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  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Sure. No problem. Let them settle for a day. Then start turning them by hand twice a day
    They will be fine for several days.
    No sweat,
    Karen
     
  3. oregonkat

    oregonkat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Karen for taking the time to respond. Very much appreciated.
     

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