Lockdown or Just a Continuance of Hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 007Sean, Oct 19, 2018.

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  1. 007Sean

    007Sean Enabler

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    Here's an article I found on whether to refer to the last 3 days of the incubation process as "lockdown" or "hatching" and to whether lockdown should be eliminated from poultry jargon and dictionaries.

    Personally, I have never liked that term to explain a part of the incubation process, it's still the hatching phase of the incubation process. I've stated this in some of my posts in the past but at the same time felt compled to use it because that seems to be what everyone else was using or could relate to because they had read that in other posts. I have no idea who first started using it but obviously they didn't understand the incubation process. I never heard the "old timers" use that term, only in the last 10 years or so have I been hearing or seeing the term used...Idk, what does everybody else think about this new or modern term for describing the hatching process.
    http://copgba.com/service/lockdown/
     
  2. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    Love the article! :clap
    I despise the term “lockdown” along with “shrinkwrapped”.
     
  3. KikiLeigh02

    KikiLeigh02 Free Ranging

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    That was a good read! Thank you! "Next up for removal-chooks." LOL.
     
  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Enabler

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    Yeah, that's another term I personally don't like but have used it because if you don't nobody would understand what you were talking about. Although I do think "stuck" chick is an appropriate term to use for a chick that is trying to hatch and the humidity has been too high, and it can not turn inside the egg because there is too much liquid preventing it from turning.
     
  5. 007Sean

    007Sean Enabler

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    I agree
     
  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Enabler

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    Yeah, didn't quite get that, either!
     
  7. Coop Z-ville

    Coop Z-ville Songster

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    I likes the article. To tell you the truth, I had never heard the term "lockdown" before. I definitely think that hatching is better, more natural term. What's more natural than hatching-even in an incubator, I always treated my eggs like a mother hen would-as much as possible!
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Ehhhh.....Lockdown is not the greatest term, maybe, but it does imply a major change especially when using an incubator, stop turning and increase humidity.
    Even a hen sits tight to nest when chicks internally pip.

    Shrink wrapped is just about what it can look like, I think it's appropriate if not exact.

    Colloquialisms can be inaccurate as far as exact definition and over-analyzed.
    They are slang words, short with a definition that only a small group of people might understand.
     
  9. Mosey2003

    Mosey2003 Songster

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    I was more distracted by the scaly legs on display in that photo than the content of the article... :oops:
     
  10. Ms Biddy

    Ms Biddy One chicken short of crazy

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    Rooster has side sprigs as well.
     

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