Can you lockdown on day 18?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PhoenixFeatherFarms, May 21, 2010.

  1. PhoenixFeatherFarms

    PhoenixFeatherFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How bad is it to lockdown on day 18? Im not going to be hom on day 19 for one of my batches but I cant leave them in the bator I have for incubating they need to go into the hatcher.. Will going into Lockdown on day 18 hurt them or hinder there progress?
     
  2. eggsited chickens

    eggsited chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think most everyone locks down on day 18. I'm thinking of locking down on day 17 this time, b/c most of them were hatching on day 18.
     
  3. PhoenixFeatherFarms

    PhoenixFeatherFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well Im behind then cause I lock down on day 19.. lol Mine normally hatch on day 21 tho
     
  4. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lockdown is 3 days prior to hatch date. Which is on day 18th for chickens. So go ahead.
     

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