Lockdown Tommorow AM - Advice Please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by zaylinda, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. zaylinda

    zaylinda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I'm going to ask a n00b first-timer question now! [​IMG]

    Lockdown for my quail eggs begins tomorrow morning.
    Do I turn them the final time tonight or tomorrow AM?
    Do I bump up the humidity tomorrow AM or should I do it tonight?
    Does this actually matter?

    Thanks tons guys,
    -Zay
     
  2. Countrywife

    Countrywife Corrupted by a Redneck

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    I would finalize everything in the morning, if you do it tonight, lock it down tonight. Good Luck!
     
  3. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    Tonight treat them as normal turn them etc. Tomorrow place them in the hatcher and bump up the humidity, close it and try not to open it again till they are all hatched.
     
  4. quailbrain

    quailbrain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If tomorrow is lock down then tonight is the finalize night. Fix everythig up perfect and give then their last turn. Sit by the incubator and stare anxiously!
     
  5. zaylinda

    zaylinda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems there are differing opinions on this subject.

    I think I'll lock down tomorrow morning rather than tonight.

    And yes, Quailbrain, there will definitely be lots of anxious stareing - hopefully followed by loud high-pitched excited noises when the chicks emerge! [​IMG]
     
  6. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    I am locking some down tomorrow morning too [​IMG]
     
  7. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you see the first pip, DON'T go get a coffee while you wait for it to zip. Those little boogers are often VERY fast from pip to zip and hatch. And they are lively popcorn once they're hatched. If you're using a foam bator, set it down in the empty bathtub with a covered drain or in a larger box before you try to open it to get them out, or they'll squirt out on all sides as soon as you lift the lid. Have fun!
     
  8. zaylinda

    zaylinda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are you hatching flgardengirl?

    Lol, farmin'chick. I will keep that in mind.
    I'm hatching them in this:
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    You lift the whole top off to open it - I'll probably put the whole thing in the brooder before I open it.

    Thanks guys, I'm all excited and bubbly inside just waiting! [​IMG]
     
  9. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    I am hatching 11 french black copper marans. I did have 13 eggs but 2 went bad on me..boy did they smell lol. I think I will lockdown whenever I wake up in the morning. Those are pretty quail eggs you have there.
     
  10. zaylinda

    zaylinda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks,
    I hope you have a great hatch!
    -Z
     

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