help! Lockdown problem, my dates may be off?

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  1. TheMallardMan

    TheMallardMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recieved 7 mallard duck eggs in the mail on oct. 2, and I was goi g to put them in lockdown this sunday, on the 26th. Am I waiting too late? Should I put them in lockdown sooner? Thanks
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    You received them on the 2nd, but when did you put them in the incubator?
     
  3. TheMallardMan

    TheMallardMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right after I got them. They came in the afternoon I think.
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    So you didn't "rest" the eggs for a day or more after receiving them to allow them to resettle after the shipping?
     
  5. TheMallardMan

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    No, I didnt. They are still growing though, I just did my 2 week candling about a week ago, im doing my 3 week candling today :)
     
  6. TheMallardMan

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    Can anyone help me?

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  7. Ol Grey Mare

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    For duck eggs I understand lockdown is generally done at day 25 - so if you set the eggs on Oct 2nd the 26th would be early, not late.
     
  8. TheMallardMan

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    Ok, thanks
     
  9. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you set on the 2nd, the 3rd would have been day 1 and they would be due to hatch on the 31st!! So you probably want to lock down around the 28th!
     

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