Confused with lockdown date

Duemig10

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Jul 27, 2009
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We picked up some eggs locally and put them in the bator on the 10/5 (Tuesday)....Had 18 eggs..Just candled tonight and 16 are good to go. We are confused with the lockdown date to take off the egg turner. Does Wednesday count as day 1 in the bator? Making Saturday the 18th day to come off the turner?

Thanks
 

Duemig10

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Jul 27, 2009
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Garner, NC
Thanks...I will be taking these eggs out of my home made bator (forced air) and putting them in lock down in a Little Giant (still air) on Saturday then because I have other eggs in my homemade bator and can't change the humidity...What would be the correct temp and humidity level be?....I used my cpu fans I had to fix my homemade bator, but I can get another one by Saturday and make my Little Giant a forced air again. Or would it be ok to keep it forced air? I have it running now getting it ready and the temp stays at 99-100 and the humidity is at 71%....What would be the correct temps be for still and forced air and which would be better?

The eggs are Lav Orpington

Thanks again
 
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plecostrum

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May 6, 2010
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is it ok to swap them over? as long as conditions are met

i would like to knock up a new forced air with the bulbs hidden ready for hatch day. as my bator is good but humidity is hard as there is little area for the water. making a new one would be easier for me

when you take out your turner is it ok to then lay them on there side for hatching? my turner is a tilter or would i need to put them back into a paper carton
 

Duemig10

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Jul 27, 2009
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Garner, NC
The Humidity has been staying at 50 -55 in my incubator...... I will add the fan back to the little giant to make it a forced air...What temp and humidity level would so suggest keeping it at once I move them over to the little giant for lockdown?
 

Duemig10

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Jul 27, 2009
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Garner, NC
OK...I just installed the cpu fan into the Little Giant...So now it is a forced air bator once again , blowing down on the eggs.....Any suggestions on temp and humidity once I transfer the eggs from my incubator into this?

Thanks
 

ColbyNTX

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May 2, 2009
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Just keep the wells full and you could use some sponges to keep humidity up. Keep at 99.5 and if anything, a little lower temp is better than too hot for hatch. I hatch everything at 98.5.
 

Duemig10

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10 Years
Jul 27, 2009
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Garner, NC
Thanks for all the help..I have it running now and should be able to have it stable by tomorrow for lockdown...Thanks again
 

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