When to set my eggs?

Swissmiss989

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I have two sets of eggs I ordered by mail. My 1st came in today my others will come tomorrow. I seen a few dark areas in my 1st batch and im not sure if I should put them in the incubator or if I should wait for tomorrow evening to put them all in at once any advice? The eggs are silkie eggs!
 

Swissmiss989

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Yea my eggs are dark inside (only 2 or 3 of them) maybe they were hot in shipping? But should I put both sets of eggs in together or can I put my 1st set in and tomorrow (when they come) put in the 2nd set?
 

greenscape

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I would wait until I have all the eggs. Candle them and discard the ones that aren't clear.
I let mine set for a few hours in a warm place. IE what's the temp in your house compared to the 99 in the incubator? If you keep it around -75 I'd find a warmer place to let them set.
Also you do have the bator already set and at right temp?
 

Swissmiss989

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Yes I have it running and I keep watching it for possable adjustments. So far so good on the temp inside the incubater.
 

Gypsy07

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Quote:Normally that's what I'd say too, but it seems with the heat there's been recently in some places that a lot of people's shipped eggs have been starting to develop in transit and then going on to hatch out a day or two early. I think I'd probably mark the eggs with dark spots in them but put them in the bator anyway. Then keep a close eye on them when candling till I could figure out if it was embryos in there or something not so nice...
 

Swissmiss989

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Quote:Normally that's what I'd say too, but it seems with the heat there's been recently in some places that a lot of people's shipped eggs have been starting to develop in transit and then going on to hatch out a day or two early. I think I'd probably mark the eggs with dark spots in them but put them in the bator anyway. Then keep a close eye on them when candling till I could figure out if it was embryos in there or something not so nice...

That's a good idea. Putting eggs in a day appart wouldn't hurt would it?
 

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