To go into the bator, or to rest?????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by k2chickens, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. k2chickens

    k2chickens Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    this will be my second hatch with my forced air + *new* auto egg turner LG bator. I think the last shipped eggs i did i waited 12 hours....and on day 22 i had an 85% hatch rate.

    So, i just got 2 different shipment's of bantam eggs today at 2pm. Think i should put them in tonight?? Or let them rest a little while longer and put them in tomorrow around lunch time?? Thought i would ask and get a few opinions. thanks
     
  2. Laurelm

    Laurelm Songster

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    I always unpack and let them rest in egg carton - large end up for 12 to 24 hours. I think it helps the air sac settle and the egg ajust to room temp.
     
  3. k2chickens

    k2chickens Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    Quote:hmmm i see. thanks for your input. Any other help everyone??
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I let mine rest at least 24 hours, sometimes longer.
     
  5. faerielady

    faerielady Songster

    Sep 10, 2009
    Oklahoma
    I let mine rest almost 2 full days. I had issues with the air cells looking like crap when I got them tho, and now I've removed all but 4 of the original 16 from that batch.
     
  6. k2chickens

    k2chickens Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    Quote:were they detached?? or just large?
     
  7. faerielady

    faerielady Songster

    Sep 10, 2009
    Oklahoma
    Quote:About half were huge, and maybe a third of the other half (3 out of the remaining 9) looked detached.

    Oh and I typo'd... original quantity was 18, not 16.
     
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  8. k2chickens

    k2chickens Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    Quote:About half were huge, and maybe a third of the other half (3 out of the remaining 9) looked detached.

    Oh and I typo'd... original quantity was 18, not 16.

    hmm detached cells are a toss up, but the large air cell's are no problem. Had 11 eggs come to me with every single air cell VERY large. 7 were fertile and thoe's 7 all hatched for me all fine and grew up VERY healthy.
     
  9. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Songster

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    I only let eggs rest for 8 hours, perhaps I am hasty....
     
  10. Akane

    Akane Crowing

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    Personally I don't believe they really need to rest if they are not chilled and you are putting them into a turner or carton in the bator. Sometimes air sacs benefit from sitting upright for at least a few days but they don't have to be out of the incubator to do that. I just make sure they are room temp or warmer before they go in the bator and put them in a turner or set the cartons in the bator and decide the next day based on degree of air sac movement if I want to incubate by tilting the carton or lay the eggs on their sides and turn.
     

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