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#1 2011-08-25 20:33:58

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
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Shipped Eggs

I have only ever had eggs shipped once before so this why I am asking, as I had a horrible hatch rate with them. I am hopefully getting some Araucana eggs from SK in a few weeks, someone told me that I should let the eggs "sit" before putting them in the incubator.  Does anyone know if this is true and if so for how long.  I don't want to muck up this hatch as these were quite hard to find.

Thanks,
Paula       =D

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#2 2011-08-25 22:37:30

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
Posts: 1403

Re: Shipped Eggs

Hi Paula

It was recommended to me to let them sit 6hrs minimum or overnight if possible. I believe it is to let the air cell go back to where it belongs which can get disturbed through the shipping process.

XOX Monika

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#3 2011-08-25 23:23:51

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: Shipped Eggs

Monika:

Thanks, like I said I had heard this once before and I wasn't sure for how long.  Can't wait to get these eggs, have been looking for some time to get them.

Paula

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#4 2011-08-26 00:18:12

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-30
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Re: Shipped Eggs

Also rest them with the air cells up, can be slightly tilted but should be upright.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#5 2011-08-26 00:41:29

skeffling lavender farm
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From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
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Re: Shipped Eggs

Paula, I wrote this article on how to deal with shipped eggs and think it will help,  I know I have saved eggs that would not have hatched otherwise with upright hatching.  The 6 hours is more for if you drove them home an hour or two IMO.

Mailed and Shipped Fertilised Chicken Eggs: What to do when they arrive!
http://www.squidoo.com/mailed-shipped-f … hicken-egg

Looking forward to hearing about the aracauanas :jumping:

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#6 2011-08-26 01:17:46

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
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Re: Shipped Eggs

Claire:

Thanks that link was very informative.  Yes, these are the rumpless araucanas, I had them years ago but as they died I could find no one who had them (I had no roosters, only three hens) so I could not breed them. Someone on ACE has them so am hoping to get some from her in a week or so,  Fingers XXXX

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