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LOCKDOWN today! so excited 2nd timer!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by iluvsedward, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    Its lockdown day today! so nervous!!!!! I will update! they should be amarucuna/buff orphington mixes [​IMG]

    also, is it bad if I don't stop turning them until they pip? or if I stop turning on day 15? I sorta don't know the exsact hatch date
     
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  2. Braclin

    Braclin KY Chicken Farmer

    Jul 5, 2010
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    Good Luck!!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just set my 2nd hatch today. They are RIR BR crosses. What i do is keep a calendar and mark 1st day lockdown and hatch day so I wont forget. Not sure about taking them out of the egg turner if you are not sure if its day 15 or 18. Maybe someone here can help more. Have you candled them? maybe that will give you more of an idea where they are. Good luck and great hatching.
     
  4. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I have candled them, the prblem is most of them are all at different stages, 2 are from the 22 of october, and one I figured out the lockdown date was either today/yesterday/tomarrow so I stoped turning it last night. I have 9 total
     
  5. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    I do have this but its not so accurate
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  6. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really dont think it would be much of a problem, I know during my last hatch I hatch 22 eggs out of 23, the chicks were rolling the eggs all over the place, I was going to say maybe just turn them once a day but then I would worry about the humidity dropping. Im gonna give you a bump and see if anyone thinks that not turing would be a problem.
     
  7. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:whats a 'bump'?
     

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