Should I give up on some eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lockedhearts, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    I ordered my bator and began collecting eggs. I still have not received my bator :mad: Some of the eggs I collected on the 12, should I toss them? I numbered them so I know what day I collected. This will be my first attempt at incubating and already I am nervous:eek: I hope like heck the bator gets here Monday.
     
  2. tbckaren

    tbckaren Out Of The Brooder

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    I would toss them. Once you get the bator it can take a day or two to regulate the temp. Of course you could set them, candle them after a few days and then pitch any that aren't developing, but overall you'll probably have better sucess with fresher eggs.
     
  3. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can get some fresh eggs easily and free, that is better, remember you have to take a day or two to calibrate your incubator. If you can't that no harm throwing them in the bator. You won't get a great hatch, but what the hay.
     

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