Shipped Eggs (longest time they can sit?)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wmsmith09, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. wmsmith09

    wmsmith09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have newely shipped eggs and I'm leaving Saturday till Monday (I don't have a turner). Should I cancel the trip? Or can they sit out of the incubator, or will they be okay not being turned till monday? Or again, should I cancel the trip?
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    On shipped egg you never know really how old they are and the longer you wait to put them in the incubator the lower the hatch rate. I would put them in the incubator and put them in an egg carton with holes in the bottom of the cells or invest in an egg turner. I think they would be ok and start to turn them when you get home.
     
  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    take them in a cooler with you. Or but them in the coolest area in your house and just put them in a turner.
     
  4. corancher

    corancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I was you, I would go ahead and put them in the incubator. I think it would be wiser to set them since with shipped eggs the age of the eggs can be more of a factor than not turning them for a few days.
     
  5. wmsmith09

    wmsmith09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thank you guys!! I'll put them in the Incubator tomorrow, they just got here today. And definitely invest in an egg turner![​IMG]
     

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