Can you lockdown on day 18?

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

  1. PhoenixFeatherFarms

    PhoenixFeatherFarms Songster

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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

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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 Songster

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