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Hatching in hova bator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by homestead 101, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is day 17 to early to put incubator on lockdown
     
  2. Brooke215

    Brooke215 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've always heard day 18. Years ago when I had chickens I used my hovabator and locked down on day 18, I had great hatch rates too. Is there a reason you need to do it early? I'd stick to the guidelines if I could. Make sure you've checked the air cells, and adjust the humidity. Also, don't be tempted to take the chicks out as they hatch.

    Check this site out for more details on day 18:
    http://www.raising-happy-chickens.com/incubation-day-18.html

    Congrats, you're in the home stretch.
     
  3. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well they are hatching at my school and day 18 is the Saturday, and we get Friday off so today is my only day to do it
     
  4. Brooke215

    Brooke215 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd go for it then, since it's your only choice. Let us know how the hatch goes, in really interested to see if/how it might affect things.
     
  5. Brooke215

    Brooke215 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did the hatch go???
     
  6. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My teacher took the turner out on Friday so it was only a day early, no chicks yet, but tomorrow is the 21 day
     
  7. Brooke215

    Brooke215 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any pips?
     
  8. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing yet,
     
  9. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]
    This is nugget, just born a few hours ago
     
  10. Brooke215

    Brooke215 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay!!!! Congrats and thanks for updating
     

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