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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:33 pm 
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Hi,
I have today received some fertile pekin bantam eggs in the mail. They were in the mail for 2 days (they came from the same state) I have done research but I want to get a second opinion. :-D

- should I take the old infertile eggs out from under my broody hen before putting fertile under.
- I have put the eggs point down in an egg carton because it is said to increase the chance that they hatch, is this true and do I have to let them sit there for 24 hours or can I do 6
- they were in an egg carton wraped individually in paper towels and put in a box surrounded by bubble wrap, they were COD and didn't have fragile written on it but they only came from 3 hours away. What are the chances of them hatching.
Thanks :wee


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:38 pm 
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yes let them sit for 24 hours traveling any distance gets some vibration .
swap the eggs at night if possible .
posted eggs can get good or bad hatches , since it is cool weather they should be Ok
most failures are from hair line cracks or from been over heated in the postal van.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:18 am 
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They look like they have been carefully packaged. All you can do is put them under your chook and see what happens :)

Definitely remove the infertile eggs.

I'd put the fertile eggs under her tonight. Don't wait till tomorrow. Fresher is better - viability drops after 7 days (from laying).

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:06 am 
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Update: today I candled 3 of the 6 eggs and the 3 I candled are developing! So 3/3 so far. The hen didn't like me grabbing her eggs so I only candled 3. But I'll do the other 3 soon. :wee


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:03 am 
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Do it in the dark - she won't even know :laughing


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