Idiot question: What is "lockdown?"

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by awesomefowl, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    as in incubating. thanks!
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

    Dec 2, 2009
    After 18 days of incubation people put there eggs in "lockdown" to get ready for hatch. You raise the humidity, stop turning and dont open the bator until after the hatch.
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Its a term we use to help people remember to not open the incubator the last 3 days.
  4. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    thank you! I did open the incubator, water was spilling....uh oh.

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