Lock Down

AppMtnChickens

Chirping
Sep 19, 2019
45
62
84
Hi! So I have only hatched 1 time, and all of my chicks hatched 2 days early. I was wondering when I hatch again, should I do normal lock down on day 18? Or earlier?
 

Ruby Rogue

Free Ranging
Mar 31, 2020
2,614
7,533
536
Atlantic Canada
Lockdown on day 18. It's 3 days before day 21 just in case you have an early hatch like you did. If they hatched early last time, your temperature was probably a tad high throughout incubation. This happened my last hatch as well. It won't hurt to stop turning your eggs a couple of days earlier than day 18 if you're worried. But the humidity doesn't need to be adjusted until day 18, and if by chance you get a pip before that, up your humidity immediately.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom