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Is lockdown 3 days before hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Oldredhen, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Oldredhen

    Oldredhen Out Of The Brooder

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    My eggs are due to hatch on Saturday, so would I lock down tonight or tomorrow night? Also, I had 2 bators, one just went bad, so had to add my eggs that were just set 3 days ago into the same bator that is due to hatch Saturday. Any helpful ideas on what to do? I have 6 due to hatch, and 6 just set. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. blessedchickenmama7

    blessedchickenmama7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am on my first hatch, so I'm not much help. I do know lockdown is on day 18. Counting this way: If you set the eggs before noon, that's day one. After noon, that's day zero and the next day is day one.

    Putting the eggs in at different times, I can't help with but there are plenty here who have done it who can.

    Good luck with this hatch!
     
  3. Oldredhen

    Oldredhen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. Ok, so I had better take out the turner and prepare them. Thank you
     

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