Turning shipped eggs ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by eddie8629, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. eddie8629

    eddie8629 New Egg

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    My eggs where shipped from Alabama to Virginia got them in three days I let them rest for 24 hours then put them in the incubator. How long before I can turn them? And should I use the auto turner or hand turn when I do?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    You can start turning them immediately, and you can use the auto turner. The only problem you would have is if you have any detached air cells. Those should get special treatment. They're very easy to spot because when you candle the air cell will move freely around the egg as you turn it.
     
  3. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Three days can be the lifetime of eggs being shipped.
     
  4. eddie8629

    eddie8629 New Egg

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    Just checked the box it was two days. Guess it just felt like a week. Don't know how much better that is.
     
  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    No worries, an egg doesn't start to lose viability until 10 days after it was laid, so as long as fresh eggs were mailed to you it's fine.
     

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