Shipped eggs Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lacrystol, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

    Jun 13, 2009
    Diamond, Ohio
    OK, how long do i have to wait before I can put my eggs into the incubator after they have been shipped to me.? I read, wait 6 hours, also 12 hours and 24 hours. Can someone tell me what is the best waiting time? i just received some silkie eggs and I want to get them started as soon as possible but I'm a little confused on the settling time.
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I let them set about 6 hours or so, and I have pretty descent hatches. I figure the longer they sit, the older they get. [​IMG]
  3. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    24 hours doesn't do much, many people consider it a waste of time. People argue about 6 and 12, so if I were you, I'd just do 9 or so hours.
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    We unpack them and let them sit overnight and set them the following morning. There's not a set "time" we use. We set them in the morning so they will hatch during the day and not a night when we're trying to sleep.
  5. JordanFamily

    JordanFamily Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Archie, MO
    I just let mine set for a couple of hours to come up to room temp and then in the bator they go... [​IMG]

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