Confused about when is lockdown day

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by laurarose, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. laurarose

    laurarose Out Of The Brooder

    So this is my first hatch in an incubator and I'm getting confused about when day 18 is.

    I started my eggs in the incubator on a Friday 16th Jan at 7pmish and three weeks eill be this Friday, so am I right in thinking that Wednesday is day 18 or is today (Tuesday) day 18?

    Help! Haha
     
  2. btguy

    btguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wedn night is your lockdown I believe
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Tuesday should be your lockdown day, so yes today. Friday will be day 21 so Thursday would be 20,Wednesday 19, and today 18.
    Wishing you the best of luck and hope you have a great hatch! :thumbsup
     
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  4. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Yorkshire showed the math well. Tuesday for sure.
     
  5. laurarose

    laurarose Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you very much! That makes sense now.
    I will put them in lockdown now and try not to worry about them!

    Thanks again :)
     
  6. btguy

    btguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i thought you didn't count the day they were put in the incubator because of time needed to warm up and stimulate growth
     
  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    You don't count the day you set them. You start your count 24 hours after they are set. She sat them Friday the 16th, so Saturday the 17th would start day 1. So Feb 3 (technically at 7pmish) would be day 18 when most people go into lockdown. She sat them late in the evening so wether she does it late tonight or early tomorrow doesn't make much of a difference.


    Good luck with the hatch!!
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Let us know how not worrying works, then you can teach us your methods...lol
     
  9. btguy

    btguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a method that works at night... 2 shots of aftershock and go to bed. It works till someone hatches and gets full lungs of air or till morning, whichever comes first
     
  10. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm a little late to the party on this one, but I set the same day you did, and I am locking down tonight
     

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