Day 18 or 19?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Frozen Feathers, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    I put my eggs in the bator, and made a little chart(basically to keep track of turning), day 1 being yesterday the day I put them in. So, is it day 18 or 19 when I have to stop turning them??
  2. kelly

    kelly Songster

    Aug 15, 2007
    I', m new to this but if I read what was posted here. Day 1 is not the day you put them in. If you put them in today then day 1 is tomorrow. And you stop turning on day 18 but maybe some with more experience will answer for sure.

  3. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Songster

    Apr 12, 2007
    If I put them in before noon then that day is day 1, if I put them in after noon then the next day is day 1. If I can get to the PO first thing in the morning and pick them up I will usually put them in the bator that night before bed. If I cant get them picked up they dont get here until about 1 so I wait until the fallowing moring to put them in. It will not make a difference if you are off by 12 hours. They will hatch when they are ready. As long as you keep them turned on a regular schedule for the first 14 days that is the most important. I have stopped my at day 16 when I have had to put a couple sets in the hatcher at the same time but they are a day or 2 apart. I have 2 sets like that right now in the bator. I feel it is better to stop turning a couple days early then to open the bator the day before hatch. Mine usually start a day early so that would put some into possible problems. Dont worry it wont hurt them at all either way. Jenn
  4. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    Thanks guys. [​IMG] I'm new at this, so I'm sure I'll have more questions.

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