Why can't I start incubating them?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickyBangBang, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. ChickyBangBang

    ChickyBangBang Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 18, 2012
    Temp is 99.4 (and has been even for a long while)
    Humidity is 58%

    Eggs arrived today around 1pm on a day that was between 70 and 75 degrees all day long. Their location yesterday (in transit) was also the same temp. They were also packaged wide end up and delivered wide end up in a box that said "this end up". The only time they were laid on their sides was when I was removing them from the box and laying them on the table for a keepsake picture.

    My question: why do I have to leave them wide end up for 24 hours at room temp before I put them in the incubator when the room temp is the same as the outside temp (70 degrees).

    Just curious =)
  2. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2011
    ES of MD , USA
    I would say there are some that say that is best and may very well have hatches to prove it. I let mine rest for 8-12 and then stick them in the bator.

    Letting them rest lets the air sacks settle some, just because they are packed a particular way and the advertised temps look good, does not mean they were maintained like through there long journey. Flipping on conveyors, hot cargo areas/cold cargo areas, tossed in the truck and so on.

    Detached air cells are pretty common with the best packed shipped eggs and can cause some difficulty hatching and poor hatch rates.
  3. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

    Sep 2, 2008
    Esk Qld Australia
  4. ChickyBangBang

    ChickyBangBang Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 18, 2012
    Thank you for the answers! :) I shall sit on my hands and behave myself. [​IMG]

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