Special handling for shipped eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tellynpeep, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2008
    SW New Hampshire
    OK. My success rate with shipped eggs has been miserably poor. I've been told my humidity is too low, so I raised it and had chicks drowning in their shells. My fresh egg incubation has been much more rewarding.

    I've heard various things: 1) Keep them at room temp for 36 hours, turning every 3-4 hours.
    2) Bump the humidity way up, to make up for moisture lost in shipping.
    3) Dry-incubation is better and more successful
    4) Use the egg carton method for hatching since the air cells get mis-shapen with shipping.
    5) etc...

    I'm willing to listen to anyone who has had good success. I have more eggs in the 'bator, and really REALLY want these chicks!
    It is heartbreaking to open up eggs to find fully-formed dead chicks.
    Please.... help!
  2. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    With shipped eggs, dry incubation has brought the best results for me...

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