Transporting eggs to be incubated?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mley1, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. mley1

    mley1 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 20, 2008
    Some friends of my wife want to incubate and hatch some of my RIR eggs. What is the best way to transport them and take care of them until they can get them in the incubator?
  2. Bandana

    Bandana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good question. I'd like to know, too. How far away are the eggs going? I'm sure some of the more experienced folks here will tell us how they do this sort of thing....
  3. mley1

    mley1 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 20, 2008
    The eggs are going to work with my wife first. She is giving them to one of her students as a project. She is a special ed teacher and this students family is raising chickens. Actually the student is pretty much raising them on his own with support of the family. They already have some silkies, and some others. But, they want RIR's to raise too. My flock seems to be one of the few RIR flocks close by. So, the dad asked if they could have some eggs to incubate. They really want to raise some RIR's. Now, once at school, the eggs will be setting all day at school. Then the dad plans on picking them up when he picks his son up from school. They really don't live that far away though, maybe 10miles. We went over to their place yesterday to check out their setup.

    I guess what I'm wondering is will it be ok to leave the eggs in an air conditioned class room for 8hrs prior to transporting them to his house. Or, should we just plan on taking them directly from our coop to his incubator with no delay at all?
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I would put them in an egg carton(s). They should be fine if left undisturbed through the day in a cool classroom.
  5. mley1

    mley1 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 20, 2008
    Thanks for the info MissPrissy.
  6. cactus-hen

    cactus-hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2008
    A friend wanted 3 dozen of my flocks eggs to try out their new incubator. As I only get 6-7 eggs per day I needed to save up. I kept the eggs in an egg carton in my dining room. I kept them in a cardboard box with a damp towel over the box. I turned the cartons every 8 hours to keep the eggs from sticking to the sides. My friends got a hatch of 30 chicks from 36 eggs.
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Yes they will be fine in the class room. Place in egg carton SMALL end down.
  8. gina4animals

    gina4animals Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Salida, CO
    Does anyone know how long I can keep fertile eggs collecting them for incubation? What conditions must I keep them in?
  9. sticks22

    sticks22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2008
    Grove, oklahoma
    I would suggest you try using foam, like the same kind used for couch cushions! Just cut small slots in the foam and put your eggs in that. If they get bumped around they wont break.

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