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« on: May 14, 2006, 05:36:53 PM »

I bought some quail eggs on ebay on friday and paid immediately. The seller told me today that he shipped them friday, I checked the confirmation # and it said it was accepted in hudson, FL. at 2:08pm, I usually get weekend packages in the 3 days like normal but if by chance they don't get here until tuesday will they be good? I have to get my incubator heated up, get water in it and get the temperature and humidity regulated tonight.

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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2006, 05:56:52 PM »

They will be ok. I have turned eggs for over a week before placing in an incubator and have had no trouble with a hatch.
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2006, 06:10:12 PM »

yes they should be fine  I'm surprised that he sent them out on a Friday but at least you know they will be here by Tuesday  just remember to let them sit at least 8 hours before you put them in your incubator
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2006, 06:25:09 PM »

great, I just can't wait. I have been building thier pens all day today.

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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2006, 06:32:30 PM »

only an idiot would ship eggs on a friday 
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2006, 06:50:55 PM »

and i agree with you jchiar  but i was just being nice
most people ship on Monday, Tuesday or on Wednesday
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2006, 07:30:01 PM »

I dont sell or ship eggs but  would only ship monday or tuesday to insure that they do not sit in post office over weekend
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2006, 07:58:48 PM »

I totally agree with you. I guess I just assumed everyone shipped eggs only monday through wednesday.

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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2006, 11:01:06 PM »

even shipping on a Saturday is better then a Friday. hehehe

Yep eggs should still be fine. Let's just hope the weather don't get tooo warm yet. good luck.
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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2006, 03:46:33 PM »

I agree they should be okay but you never know what the handling will be like in transit. Hopefully, they were packed and handled well!
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kat
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2006, 07:57:58 PM »

yes they should be fine  I'm surprised that he sent them out on a Friday but at least you know they will be here by Tuesday  just remember to let them sit at least 8 hours before you put them in your incubator.

Can you tell me what this means- letting them sit  at least 8 hours before you put them....
thanks!
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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2006, 08:25:41 PM »

Hi Kat,

It's just a good idea to let the eggs rest and settle for awhile after being shipped. Times suggested varies, I've heard anything from a minimum of 4 hours, to up to 24 hours. I think 6-8 is enough.

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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2006, 08:53:13 PM »

hello Kat  you should let them sit  at  least 8 hours before setting in your incubator  so that the egg can settle down  from all the movement from the trip it just took. you know how the post office can be  plus it needs to get to room temperature if its cold outside .  never  just get them and put them into an incubator
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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2006, 09:50:11 AM »

also from what I hear if you do not let them get to room temperature befor placing in your incubator thry can get temperature shock and kill the fertile eggs.

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« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2006, 10:34:47 AM »

went to the post office this morning and the eggs were not here yet. I am guessing this guy sent them parcel post not priority. So I could get them anytime between now and friday. This guy is really ticking me off. I am not a guy to mess with today, I need to get some caffiene and nicotine in me, lol.

mike
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