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Did I lock down to soon?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ducksarecool12, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. ducksarecool12

    ducksarecool12 Songster

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    I started my eggs on February 27 at 9:34pm I then put them in lockdown on March 17 at 9:30pm. Did I lock down a day to soon? This is confusing me!
     

  2. Makomd

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    You should be fine as long as you are hatching ducks. Some people vary on how they set the dates. If I place my eggs in the incubator after 12 pm I count the next day as my start day and count out the days to hatch from there. Then I'll backtrack the lockdown 3-4 days.

    Good Luck
     
  3. tec27

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    you're fine.
     
  4. bellah1

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    typo im assuming..........as long as you are Not hatching ducks. but yes i agree as long as they are chicks then you are all good!
    :thumbsup
     
  5. ducksarecool12

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    Yep! They are paint silkie eggs! I just kept getting mixed up with what day.... Thanks yall! :)
     
  6. Makomd

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    LOL yup I need to proof read better. [​IMG] for a good hatch.
     
  7. ducksarecool12

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    Should I be noticing anything after the first day of lockdown? It's a still quiet in the bator (except the fan) and even tho they still have a couple more days, I want to see a sign of life!! I saw movement during candling, now it's time to see something or hear something in lockdown!!
     

  8. Impress

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    Ignore the incubator or you will drive yourself insane. I have had them pipping in my hands at lockdown, and I have had them take four days then all get active at once. The chicks decide it sadly, and they refuse schedules!
     
  9. Makomd

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    I agree. Best to sit on your hands and let the chicks do their thing.
     
  10. ducksarecool12

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    Two eggs have pipped but they haven't done anything at all but pipped?! It's been hours! They still peep but now I'm a little worried...
     

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