Just checking the obvious...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cara, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    If I set my eggs at 10am on 30th September, I would turn the egg turning off at 10am on 17th October, right? And they should hatch on 20th? I've had so many incubator problems i'd hate to mess up this step!
     
  2. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Wouldnt it be the 18th at 10 am? I turn my eggs day 1-18 and stop turning 19-21. Maybe Im wrong but that is what most books Ive read say. I dont think it would really harm them though? I have eggs due the 17th!!! Set them the night of the 26th so Im going to stop turning the 14th. But I am new to this so maybe someone can give you better advice. [​IMG]
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The way I count it that if I set them before noon, that same day counts as Day One; after noon, then, the next day would be Day One. I stop turning and raise the humidity sometime on Day 18, usually toward the end of that day. Sounds like you have it right, but it can vary by a bit, like upping the humidity on Day 19, and you'll do fine.
     
  4. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    I agree with Cyn.

    On yours, stop turning on Oct. 18. Hatch day should be Oct. 21.
    Be prepared for chicks to hatch as early as Oct. 19, if your temp get a little high.

    Jean

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    Last edited: Oct 9, 2007
  5. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Quote:So how many days due you turn for? This just keeps getting more confusing lol?? [​IMG]
     
  6. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    [​IMG][​IMG] to myself!!!

    I was looking at Sept & Nov. calendar!!! I'm sorry to confuse you more. I changed the dates in my post. I know better than to do math at this time of morning...12:36 am

    Jean

    Usual is to turn for 17 to 18 days.
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2007

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