Shipped eggs question????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by brandibaby23, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. brandibaby23

    brandibaby23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting eggs here today. What do I do with them when they arrive? I have read to let them set for some time but how long should I let them set? Do I do anything else before I put them in the incubator? I wanna do everything right to start this off this time. Thank to all replies. I'm eggcited!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    I let them sit out for 24 hrs before setting. Let them come to room temp and to let them settle. I put them in an egg carton, pointy side down and let them rest.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    What NoseyChickens said.
     
  4. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should they be room temp of the room they will be set in? or standard room temp(say 68º)?
    I ask because I will be incubating in my basement and the temp ranges from 58º-65º... Depending on time of year, day/night.
     
  5. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    What ever room they are in. It is mostly so they can settle if the air sack got josteled during shipment
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I keep my house fairly cool, much more cool than most folks, and I let eggs rest at actual room temp, which sometimes is around 55 degrees. During the summer, it's much warmer, though...

    The big issue with "room temp" is not to put too much effort on the incubator heater to get back to optimum temp. So, no eggs straight from the fridge!
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2010
  7. brandibaby23

    brandibaby23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The room they will be setting is 74 degrees, is that too much? that is the room the brooder with the chicks are in and it stays warm in there.
     

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