Is day 1 after the first 24 hours?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by McGoo, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    Dumb question here [​IMG] I put my eggs in the bator on a Friday morning and counted Friday at day 1... is that correct? [​IMG]

    Cause based on that, they're on day 20 and I've not seen anything yet. ps. I'm using the egg carton method.

    Thanks [​IMG]
  2. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Quote:Day one is the first 24 hours.

    There is an easier way.

    Chicken eggs hatch, on average, from 480 to 504 hours after reaching incubation temp.

    Do the math [​IMG]
  3. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    If you put them in on Friday morning then Saturday morning is day 1.
  4. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    Thanks. That would mean tonight into tomorrow morning. Hope it happens. [​IMG]
  5. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    Now that's a different perspective.... That would mean +580 hours. Hope that something happens soon.

    thanks all
  6. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    Duh! I feel really stupid. [​IMG] I should expect peeps between tomorrow and Friday morning. [​IMG]

    thanks again!

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