Date help for a new guy please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 77bronco, May 14, 2011.

  1. 77bronco

    77bronco Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I'm just a new guy and totally new to the exciting world of chickens. I've been reading as much as I can and just got a new BRINSEA Eco20. I'm getting ready to set my first batch in an hour or two and was wondering if someone could tell me my lockdown date and hatch date. I really don't want to mess anything up so I thought I'd ask for help. Thanks in advance and this is a.great site.
     
  2. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    lock down, day 18. should hatch by day 21 but i have had some hatch up to day 25
     
  3. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    oh and [​IMG]
     
  4. chickengrl

    chickengrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Also, remember that day number 1 is tomorrow. Not today. I messed that up first time around. good luck!
     
  5. Mrs.brown

    Mrs.brown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! I would say tomorrow is day one since you started after noon. That would make June 5 your hatch day.
    I'm not sure about the lockdown date since I am still confused if lockdown is the morning of day 18 or evening of day 18. Anybody know?
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Today is Day 0 (zero). Tomorrow around this time is Day 1 (after 24 hours incubating). Today is Saturday, and is the same day of the week as Day 21, the "average" Hatch Date, which would make Day 18, Lock-down, the 1st of June. See how Day 21 falls on the same day of the week as the day of the week you set the eggs? On Saturday, June 4th.

    Hope this helps.
     
  7. 77bronco

    77bronco Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the help and welcome! I'm up to temp and humidity is looking good. I sure hope these baby Australorps make it.
     
  8. ChickyChickyBaby

    ChickyChickyBaby Barefoot Bantams

    Everyone is right....Unless you ever hatch duck, guinea or even emu.........those take a little longer [​IMG]
     

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