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Day 1 ~ so, which day am I on?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GaNewChick, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. GaNewChick

    GaNewChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    McDonough, Ga.
    I've seen both ...

    Day 1 is 24 hours from the time you set the eggs.
    Day 1 is the day you set the eggs.

    So, am I on day 19 or 20?

    also...my humidity is fluctuating between 55 and 69 ~ is that ok? Having a hard time stabilizing it.

    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. :D chicken

    :D chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would think that day 1 is the first 24 hours starting the second u set the eggies to the 24 hour after
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    If I set eggs in the mornings or around noon I count that as day one, if I set eggs late in the evenings I count the next day as day one.

    I use humidity levels for day 1 thru 18 at 40 to 50% range, usually low 40s.

    Last 3 days I bump the humidity between 60 to 70%.
     
  4. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set my eggs on a Thursday at 7pm, so I considered Day 1 to be Friday at 7pm.
     
  5. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    I'm on day one , I think. I put them in the bator at 10:00 this morning
     
  6. ChickieKeeta

    ChickieKeeta C'mon C'mere Fluffa Feathers

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    I am not sure how to count either. I set mine 11:30 P.M.
    on March 13. The eggs began to pip April 2 and hatch April 3.
    I did add 3 eggs about 13 hours later. First hatched 6:22 A.M.. Sixth at 7:22 P.M.. Two left to go.

    This is lkely no help as temp, humidity and ventilation affect
    the hatch.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. GaNewChick

    GaNewChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    McDonough, Ga.
    Thanks everyone. I put mine in at about 1:00 on the 15th and called that day one. I'm at day 20 with nothing. I think (unless my eyes were playing tricks) I saw 2 jiggle a little. Maybe some will hatch before the weekend is over. [​IMG]
     

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