Lockdown on Day 18? Why?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by barefoottrims, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. barefoottrims

    barefoottrims Out Of The Brooder

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    i kinda read about this and DH and I was talking about it and we don't understand the reasoning behind lockdown .

    On day 18 we pull eggs from turner and DH candles all the way threw to find out if chick has broke threw membrane and then to find out were chick is going to peep and then makes sure peep is up.


    Some people leave all chicks in hatcher until the last one is hatched :

    we never leave older chicks with new hatches we have found that older chicks pick at the spot the Chalazae was connected to the chick and have had the vitelline membrane (yolk sac)spills out, after the older chick pick at that spot


    I had seen earlier that a chick had the outer shell membrane stuck to the chick it was kinda strange for me I have never seen that happen
     
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  2. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    OK this post is confusing, but lockdown is where you stop turning the eggs, remove from the turner and if you can see the aircell place the bigger side up.

    This helps the chicks settle and get in position to pip and hatch.

    You up the humidity and close the incubator without opening it till all have hatched. Lockdown!

    You don't want to candle every day either. If at all, just maybe every week or so.

    Has nothing to do with older chicks. Don't understand about them.
     
  3. barefoottrims

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    I have read some people put the humidity up to 70%, i have never gone above 40% most chicks hatch at 32% and thats only to keep the wood from going threw a shrink and dry phases, not for the chicks so thats why I asked I guess growing up in the desert I dont understand the high humidity thing
     
  4. Chickie15

    Chickie15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How is your hatch rate at that humidity?
     
  5. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Quote:How is your hatch rate at that humidity?

    Yeah I'd like to know that too.
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    This whole post was confusing. I have no idea what to answer.
     
  7. barefoottrims

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    Quote:How is your hatch rate at that humidity?

    Yeah I'd like to know that too.

    with this incubator 100% and I have had other incubators at 100% but I wonder why this is so unbelievable


    [​IMG] this is 1 min after chick was free of the egg
     
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  8. funnybirds

    funnybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is your hygrometer calibrated? Recently?
    I noticed when each chick hatches I get a big bounce in humidity, but never that high. (D'oh thats the temp! Never mind)
    WOW! How are your hatches? (Thats low!)
     
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  9. barefoottrims

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    Quote:me and DH dont understand what the big fuss is and why a way to try and fix a problem is to add more of what is causing the problem.

    we both know what both the inter and outer membrane does when its wet. one of the uses we use the membrane for is if we have a leak in the vacume line for our goat milkers we cut up a couple of pieces membrane and wet it down and wrap it around the leak and it sticks to anything and it is self glueing and once it dries it will last about 3 weeks and is biodegradeable and if you have a USDA inspection most inspectors will allow it as an approved product to temporary fix for food grade product
     
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