Shipped Eggs - How long until I have to incubate?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ncmtngal, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. ncmtngal

    ncmtngal Out Of The Brooder

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    Howdy,

    I've just received 30 shipped eggs for incubation but the incubator won't be ready for a few days. [​IMG] What's the best way to keep them fertile until "go-time"?

    Thanks so much!!

    Kerri in NC
     
  2. jen85

    jen85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was about to ask this same question! Thanks! Lol
     
  3. chickmanna

    chickmanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep them cool. Set them small end down to let the air cell stabilize. If you have a turner for your incubator, set them small end down in the turner and let it run. If you don't have a turner, you will need to hand turn them just as if they were incubating. Get them going as soon as you can, age of the eggs can have an effect on hatchability.
     
  4. naturespace

    naturespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last edited: Jan 9, 2012
  5. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually keep them in the egg carton and place them on the floor in the corner of my living room (it's dark and cool).

    I prop one side up on a book and rotate ends every so often.

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