incubation period question-what is classed as day 1

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  1. crazychickenchick

    crazychickenchick Out Of The Brooder

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    This may be a silly question but is the day you put the eggs in the incubator day 1 or day 0?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Day 0
     
  3. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on what time of day you set your eggs in the incubator.

    If they are set any time in the morning until around noon, then that day is counted as Day 1.

    If they are set after noon or later then you count the next day as Day 1.

    Hope this makes sense. [​IMG]
     
  4. robinaggie

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    There was a post somewhere about the time of day you set the eggs determining if it counts as day 0 or day 1. I got my eggs from the egg man, set them that same morning, and counted it as day zero. I was expecting a hatch tomorrow - but they're hatching today.
     
  5. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The time, the day, the hour, is ZERO.....[​IMG] When they go in the bator!
     
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  6. crazychickenchick

    crazychickenchick Out Of The Brooder

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    makes complete sense. I set mine about 3pm. So i guess that would be day 0. Thanks.
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Smitty's Farm :

    It depends on what time of day you set your eggs in the incubator.

    If they are set any time in the morning until around noon, then that day is counted as Day 1.

    If they are set after noon or later then you count the next day as Day 1.

    Hope this makes sense. [​IMG]

    Day 1 doesn't begin until 24 hours after they were placed in the incubator.​
     
  8. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes and tomorrow @3pm will start day #1
     
  9. crazychickenchick

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    thanks. another question re turning. I will be going away for a night on day 17. can i get away with turning and adding water about mid-morning on day 17 then leaving them?
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Eggs under hens don't always get turned well everyday.
     

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