Confused with lockdown date

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Duemig10, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Duemig10

    Duemig10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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?

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  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Remove it on Saturday an expect them to hatch on Tuesday.

    If you here a chirp before Saturday go ahead an go in to lock down then.
     
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  3. Duemig10

    Duemig10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Still air should be 101 measured at the top of the egg. If your house stays at a set temp them still air is ok but not if the temp changes.
    http://cmfarm.us/stillair.html

    71% don't seem to high to me for lockdown but you didn't say what your humidity was in the other incubator.
     
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  5. plecostrum

    plecostrum Chillin' With My Peeps

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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
     
  6. Duemig10

    Duemig10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  7. Duemig10

    Duemig10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?

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  8. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    99.5*F an around 65% humidity should work.
     
  9. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  10. Duemig10

    Duemig10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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