Can I go intolockdown a day early?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DUCKGIRL89, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My eggs hatch on thursday, and lockdown is supposed to be tomarrow... But we will be gone, all day tomarrow, can it go into lock down a day early? Will the eggs be ok? Thanks!
     
  2. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can go into lockdown either a day early or a day late, depending on what you think would be best to do. If you're happy your eggs have lost enough moisture already, early is fine. If you're not too sure and you think they might need to lose a little bit more, a day late would probably be better. Good luck!
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks! Im a little worried about their airsacks though, they arent as big as they usually are I dont think. How big should they be? It covers 1/4 of the egg inside [​IMG] please tell me thats big enough!!!!
     
  4. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will probely be ok to go ahead & lock them down.
     
  5. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry, can't reassure you on that point as I weigh my eggs and never really look at aircell size.
    If you think they need to lose more, like I said, it may be better to lock down a day late rather than a day early...
     
  6. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just went to silkiechickens old thread, looked at her airsacks in her lockdown eggs. And they are the same as mine. And I think they are ok.... Thanks again!
     
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