Shipped eggs don't turn them?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CDennis, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told by a neighbor that you should not turn shipped eggs for the first 3 days to increase the viability of the chicks. True or false? I am hopefully setting tonight.
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I have never ever heard that before. Turning ensures the chicks don't stick to the inside. I HAVE heard to leave them resting for 8-12 hours before setting them in the bator.
     
  3. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea, I am waiting the 8-12 hours now, but I am not sure if I am going to make it....[​IMG]
     
  4. vebyrd36

    vebyrd36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told to let them rest for 12 hours with the large end up to re-orientate the air sac. I place them in an egg cartoon in the same room as the bator for 12 hrs, then place them in the bator with the turnewr on.[​IMG]
     
  5. Jonny

    Jonny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Same here. And it seems to work very good. My shipped eggs are developing! Veins all over the place [​IMG]
     
  6. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The air sac will not re orientate. It is to let the eggs settle at room temp before going in the bator.
     
  7. growinupinfl

    growinupinfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My shipped eggs that had really jiggly/damaged air sacs... I used egg cartons at a 45 degree angle, even though the air sacs of some where beyond horrible I still hatched 21 of 46 eggs. I think for shipped that is pretty fair.


    Good luck

    Christal
     
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I don't turn the for the first 2-3 days after I get them. If I get eggs in the summer I put them right in the incubator if they are warm/hot.
     
  9. theredroosta

    theredroosta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The air sac will not re orientate. It is to let the eggs settle at room temp before going in the bator.

    The settling is the re-orientation.
     
  10. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Resting at temp that's our practice. But I do continue to turn ship eggs - for the first 18 days and then go to lockdown...Have a blessed day...Nancy

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