Shipped eggs not Held at the post office as requested. Been on the mail truck since 7 a.m.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bazy, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. Bazy

    Bazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should arrive in the next 30 minutes.

    The temperature here in Garland, Tx is 95. What should I do? Do I rush them home to put them in the waiting incubator? stand them air cell up and wait and hope for the best? Incubate without turning? Should I check the temperature of them and see if they are warm?

    They were shipped yesterday so have been in this temperature for one day. I don't know if the mail truck is air conditioned..I am imagining the box bouncing like a basketball!!! I am so anxious!

    What should I do?
     
  2. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They need 24 hours to set before you put them in the incubator. They shouldn't start developing until the temperature is around 100 degrees. I bought some and I never put them in the fridge. I had an incubator being delivered but it was 2 days late and I only had 1 out of 14 eggs develop and we ended up cracking it because we thought nothing was in it :O They should be fine for 7-12 days after being laid. Get them in the incubator as soon as you can after they've set for 24 hours for better success. Good luck! :)
     
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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Merry Christmas! Staff Member

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    I would leave them to settle for 24 hours before setting in your incubator always best to do that. Try not to panic I have had eggs sent through the post and my last posted eggs I had a100% hatch which was very unexpected as I wasn't very optimistic about them. Try not to panic and good luck with your hatch.:fl
     
  4. Bazy

    Bazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the reassurance and the replies! I will stay calm and do just as you say. I'm glad I asked, though because I would have done the wrong thing!
     

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