I ordered my first batch of shipped eggs, after having successfully completed several hatches with my new incubator. My hatch rate of fertile eggs of my own chickens (Phoenix) is around 85-90%, which I feel is a good number. I've got a total of 24 eggs coming. I know that success will probably be less than the norm, but if I get a 50% hatch rate, it will be worthwhile to me. I'd like to hear people's experience with shipped eggs, good or bad, and any suggestions that may differ from normal. My thoughts were to get them into the incubator asap, set up on their pointy end for the first day or so to allow the air sac to stabilize, and candle after 3-4 days to check for fertility.