what time ?

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  1. lucyharper123

    lucyharper123 Chirping

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    well i've just got 12mixed colour pure bred orphington eggs, but i've been told i should let them sit 24 hours before incubation ? is this true. thanks
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    Shipped eggs often get roughed up during shipping. It's generally good practice to let them settle a bit before you start incubating. Storing them a day with the pointy end down may not be absolutely necessary but it is a good practice.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Yes, you should let them settle before setting them. It would also be a good idea to candle them and see what condition the air sac is in. They sometimes get detached or otherwise damaged during shipping. Have a look through this article:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101

    There is a section on shipped egg that you may find interesting and helpful. Good luck with your hatch!
     
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  4. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    oh how beautiful these chicks will be!!!
     

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