Why do the eggs need to rest 12 hr before incubating?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by zowieyellowflame, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. zowieyellowflame

    zowieyellowflame Songster

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    Do the eggs really need to rest before incubating? I just started my bator for the first time, I have 37 eggs right now. I would like to add 2 green eggs that will be laid in the next few hrs. Can I put them directly in?
     
  2. jransmith

    jransmith In the Brooder

    I only heard it is necessary for shipped eggs to "rest." But I'm no expert.
     
  3. crazy4wdracer

    crazy4wdracer In the Brooder

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    Shipped eggs need to rest so the air bubble goes to the top I'm pretty sure.
     
  4. roche477

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    It is shipped eggs that need to rest. I place fresh eggs from my hens in the bator right away sometimes.
     

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