hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Frankie Ruiz, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. Frankie Ruiz

    Frankie Ruiz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was wondering if when u set eggs in the incubator, do you count the day you set them as a day or do u start counting the day after??
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Day one starts as soon as you set the eggs, and ends 24 hours later. For example, if you set eggs at 8:00 am, this would be the beginning of day one. At 8:00 in the morning the following day, day one would be over and day two would begin.
     
  3. Frankie Ruiz

    Frankie Ruiz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you
     
  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    according to "stages in chick embryo development, MSU cares" the first day is day one- but they also go hr. by hr., Day 2 starts 25 hrs in, by hr 25 it is the starting of the heart- but before the day ends hr 42 the heart is beating. There is a lot that goes on. but I guess "DAY ONE" and "one whole day" are to diff. things depending on the hr. Also when you placed the egg. if you placed it lat in the day I don't think I'd even count that day.
     
  5. gimmie birdies

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    first pip today.
     
  6. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    and the same egg 12 hrs later waiting is fun.
     
  7. Frankie Ruiz

    Frankie Ruiz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how exciting!! sorry for the late response. how did the hatch go??
     
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    3 on day 21 and one day 22.
     

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