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Shipped eggs,detached air cells, turn or not before setting?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SusanRenee, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. SusanRenee

    SusanRenee Songster

    Jun 4, 2012
    Hauser, ID
    I have my very first shipped eggs on the counter! They arrived Monday afternoon, and I've been letting them settle on the counter since then as the air cells were detached. I just checked the air cells and they're still rolling on a few. Should I let them settle longer, or add them to the turner?

    I keep all of my eggs waiting in the Hovabator turner turning with the incubator OFF untill I'm ready to start it going, much easier then doing it myself all day. I'm not setting untill Sat for the Easter hatch a long.... I estimated the shipping wrong on this batch and got them a little early.


  2. bellah1

    bellah1 Songster

    May 14, 2012
    Western Washington
    There is a really good thread in here called diary & notes- detached air cells of SHIPPED eggs, it's usually one of the top threads incubating & hatchings eggs. But Sally sunshine the one who wrote the article & started the thread just gave me advice on this and she told me this.....
    If they are already old eggs I would set directly in a carton with bottoms cut out and place in the bator to beging the process, fat end up of course.and keep them in the carton (carton flat) DONT TURN or touch them for 48-72 hours and then start tilting like your pic but in the bator. Tilting GENTLY 45 degrees until your 14 day candle and then if any are viable and air cells are attatched I would lay them on day 18 for hatching. I would try to candle in the carton without handling them too much too. at least till day 10.
    I had mine in an egg carton to keep the fat end upright since I hand turn. If you have any questions go to that thread & Sally or someone else will help you out, they even have good advice on hatching if your cells don't reattach. But I wouldn't turn for at least 48hrs, I waited 72 & at 5 of my 9 eggs reattached! Hope this helps a little & good luck with your hatch! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2013
  3. bellah1

    bellah1 Songster

    May 14, 2012
    Western Washington
    I just saw that u got them on Monday so I would not turn one more day & make sure they are fat end up always! But as the days go by not incubating your hatch rate is dwindling especially since they were shipped & have detached air cells so I would set them tomorrow. Oh yeah and make sure you start up your incubator to let like run for at least 12hrs before you set them so you have an even temp & humidity. I have my fingers crossed!
  4. 3BirdGirlz

    3BirdGirlz Songster

    Feb 18, 2013
    I had all air cells dislodge and none developed. 2nd shipped egg experience a few with bad cells are developing! But like I read here....don't set on sides, put in egg carton and after a few days turn 3x day at 45 or less angle. Read the air cell threads...very good advice. Good luck:)

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