to rest or not to rest shipped eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Beau coop, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Beau coop

    Beau coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I done a lot of searches here and am getting conflicting answers. So I am going straight for the pros.

    I have 8 bantam EE eggs coming tomorrow to put under my broody OEGB.

    Baby it's cold outside, so I know they will need to warm up before going under her.

    Do I let them rest large end up, or on their sides (in a natural position)?

    I figure I will let them rest from when mail comes at about 11 am until she comes off the nest to eat in the evening. I will then replace her unfertilized eggs that she has been sitting on with the new EE eggs.

    I want to move her to a more isolated section of the coop. Should I move her tonight, then add eggs tomorrow? Or do all the changing at one time?

    I do NOT want to break her broodiness accidentally.

    Thanks all. [​IMG]
     
  2. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

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    I don't think she will notice the changed eggs so much as the moving of her nest. I would be more inclined to leave her nest be if nobody is bothering her. Just make sure they are warm enough that she doesn't sit on them and think "WhatTheHeck?! These got chilly."
     
  3. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

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    Oh- and do you have a bator for back up in case she changes her broody mind?
     
  4. Beau coop

    Beau coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No I don't have an incubator. If she decides to give up, I 'll go pick one up at TSC.
     
  5. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
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    I just usually unpack mine and put them in an egg carton large end up for about 6-8 hours.
     

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