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? 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

    Mar 27, 2009
    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

    Jan 30, 2007
    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

    Feb 8, 2009
    Northern, Illinois
    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

    Feb 16, 2009
    Cumberland County NJ
    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.
  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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