Im a new egg this is probably a very dumb question & I am not sure the answer? PLZ HELP :)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chanelle, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. chanelle

    chanelle Songster

    May 8, 2010
    Anderson California
    The duration time for hatching eggs is 21 correct ? Ok then does the first day you put them into the incubator count as one day.... Or is it the next following day the first ? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] No laughing please !

  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

    Jul 9, 2011
    Lago Vista, TX
    if I set them at 11 am Monday, then at 11 am Tuesday I would say that's my first day
  3. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    No problem, It will also very by temperature, it's not an exact science-

    I count from hour 0 to hour 24 as day one.
  4. Arielle

    Arielle Crowing

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    I have hatched many times and STILL can't get this count right!!!!! [​IMG]

    No stupid questions. This is often asked and like I said, I still am not sure how to count. SO I usually set at midnight.For my own hatches, I wing it. And this current hatch, I have other members of the hatchalong counting for me and they are posting wrong info too. [​IMG] THen the next person corrects it.[​IMG]So once you get the right info and calc the hatch date then if the temps are up or down the hatch is early or late anyway.

    It's ok to be a little off.

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