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
    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 In the Brooder

    Mar 22, 2008
    South Carolina
    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 Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    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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