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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:46 pm 
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Gallant Game
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I have heard conflicting reports about allowing eggs received by mail to 'settle' before incubation or just to put them in the incubator straight away.
What do you think??


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 Post subject: Re: Posted Eggs
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I think the 'settle' idea is not based on any hard evidence.


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I aim let them settle (just in case) but I am impatient by nature and sometimes can't wait! i haven't seen any difference lol

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Originally, i used to let them settle.

then i decided that no amount of settling is going to improve damaged eggs


the non settled eggs seem to have had a better hatch rate (more due to freshness?)

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I put mine on top of the bator while it is warming up. That is all the settling they get. If I remember, I don't switch on the turner for a few hours My logic is that if they've been damaged in transit, no prolonged settling is going to fix them.


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I don't get the science if any of "settling" - it sounds like a made up self perpetuating myth. Wonder what other countries do. Is settlement an Australian thing or passed on from UK and USA etc (or not)?

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 Post subject: Re: Posted Eggs
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:21 am 
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Yes, that's what I was thinking.
Great news!


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