Will they stand a chance?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Luviesmom, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Luviesmom

    Luviesmom Out Of The Brooder

    I am dying to try out my new incubator so I ordered hatching eggs last week to be shipped out Monday. I didn't realize the temperatures would be so cold for NC, last week.The eggs are coming from Georgia. I realize the seller had no control over this either. It is a risk with shipped eggs regardless.

    They should arrive tomorrow. Should I even bother incubating them? How many have you had success with shipped hatching eggs in winter? Next time I order, I will look at extended forecast.
  2. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2011
    ES of MD , USA
    I would rather receive hatching eggs in this weather than in 90+ degrees in the summer. My best hatch (through the mail) ever was duck eggs I received in January, 16 out of 18.

    I would let them settle in at room temperature for 18-24 hours before setting.

    Good Luck
  3. JDchicks

    JDchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2012
    Southeast Alabama
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2014

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