Special handling for shipped eggs?

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

  1. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
    Thanks!
     
  2. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

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

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