Shipped Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Yayah, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. Yayah

    Yayah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting some eggs shipped to me for the first time and they should be arriving shortly. I'm wondering if there's a different protocol with incubating shipped eggs. I've read some people let them rest for awhile. How long? Any help would be appreciated. This is uncharted territory for me. :)
     
  2. spotsplus

    spotsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shipped eggs typically have had a rough ride. When they arrive let them sit out to get room temperature for 8 hours or more. You can candle them and see if the air cell has detached. If it is floating around the egg, let them sit for 8 hrs to room temperature, set them in an egg carton with small side down so the egg shell stays at the top where it should be and don't turn for 3 days. Sometimes the air cell will attach. Most eggs with egg cell unattached do not hatch. Good luck!
     
  3. Yayah

    Yayah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your reply! I'm hoping for the best!
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Good luck with your shipped eggs :fl Great advice there from spotsplus. I like to hatch them in cut down egg cartons too I just feel it keeps everything in place. I personally like the method but that's just my choice it's not everyone's cup of T.

    There is a nice section on shipped eggs in Hatching eggs 101 https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101
    Hope you have a great hatch.
     
  5. Yayah

    Yayah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wanted to update the thread for those who offered advice --
    I had 7 eggs that I let rest about 48hours (a little long, but it just happened that way based on my schedule) and then didnt turn for 3 days, and today is hatch day! 3 out so far, 2 more pipped, and 2 that can't be seen very well but were doing okay as of a few days ago. Crazy success in my opinion! Thanks for your advice!
     

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