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lockdown day count question - Page 6
I would guess your lock down day to be Feb 13th then. Good job you marked the eggs, that's made it a bit easier for you
So do you think perhaps, Feb 10 or 11 lock down would be okay?
If you go for the 9th to stop turning that should be ok. Because if you set on the 22nd the 9th is three days before hatch day but if you set the 25th or 26th it's after the 14th day of incubation. I would not put the humidity up untill you know what is happening with them as a full week of high humidity may not do them any good if they were set on the 25/26th.
okay...I wish I could remember how long I let them sit before putting in the incubator...I tried to take a picture of the candeling that I could see under the towel (that made it dark), but the camera wouldn't show anything but black. I do remember putting them in the homemade incubator until the new one arrived...and do remember putting them in egg cartons and turning them manually until the incubator with egg turner arrived on the 27th..
If you lockdown on the 10th you should be ok.
Wow, that good news... I compared it to day 12 (http://www.raising-happy-chickens.com/incubation-day-12.html) and it seems possible if I put them in on the 27th of Jan, then day 1 would be the 28th and today would be day 12...that is why I was comparing to the above link. Am I right is what I'm seeing? I hate being a newbie :-)
Don't worry about being a newbie, we all were at one stage!! My first hatch was a total bust nothing hatched, nothing even developed as the incubator just cooked them!! I didn't check anything and trusted the incubator which was a big no no. I learnt my lesson and got better at it after lots of reading and research.
Even incubating now fills me with worry, panic & joy all rolled into one.