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when should I put my eggs in the incubator

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This Is probably a stupid question but let's say I put my eggs in the incubator Friday at noon would I count Friday as day 1 or would Saturday be day one. Like I said it might be a stupid question but this is my first time incubating and I don't want to mess it up. And one more question is there a specific time of a day when I should put the eggs in.
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Saturday would be day 1😀 it's always 24hrs after your start time. There is no time you should or shouldn't put them in.
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Originally Posted by Sarafena1982 View Post

Saturday would be day 1😀 it's always 24hrs after your start time. There is no time you should or shouldn't put them in.

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Not a stupid question at all, one of the most asked and with good reason. Even long term hatchers don't always agree.  An egg needs 21 days of incubation. They don't have one day until they've set for 24 hours. I you set them on a Friday, you're expected hatch day would be Friday three weeks later.

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thank you guys so much I really don't want to mess this up
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