lockDOWN? What is Lockdown?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bedste, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please explain the details.. I want to fully understand.
     
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Quote:After you eggs have been incubating and being turned for 18 days you place them on "lockdown" It's where you bump up the humidity stop turning the eggs and do not open the incubator!!
     
  3. JScatt69

    JScatt69 Out Of The Brooder

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    Lockdown occurs usually after lunch an just before dinner or at guard shift changes...in jail anyway.
    As far as your eggs in the bator are concerned....on the 18th day, remove eggs from the turner, increase humidity and DO NOT open your bator...then watch your chicks hatch!!
     
  4. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So if I have chicks that hatch on day 19 and the broken egg shells all over the place, shouldn't I get them out and the egg shells too?
     
  5. ThaJuicyJuice

    ThaJuicyJuice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:After you eggs have been incubating and being turned for 18 days you place them on "lockdown" It's where you bump up the humidity stop turning the eggs and do not open the incubator!!

    2nd
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Its when a bad BYC member gets put in time out ...

    ETA: I wouldnt know nothing about that though...
     
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  7. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:They are fine to be left in the incubator. Each time you open the bator, the humidity will drop. This can cause you to lose chicks. It is best to just leave them all alone until the hatch is completed.
     
  8. JScatt69

    JScatt69 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:They are fine to be left in the incubator. Each time you open the bator, the humidity will drop. This can cause you to lose chicks. It is best to just leave them all alone until the hatch is completed.

    Yup, learned that the hard way
     
  9. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    The only time you can go into the incubator is IF... NONE OF THE EGGS LEFT HAVE PIPPED once they pip it exposes them to the atmosphere in the incubator. Do it quickly. I have a mist sprayer to raise the humidity after I do what I have to do. My last hatch had 24 eggs and most of them hatched on day 19. The eggs I had left hadn't pipped yet so I quickly got the chicks and shells out of there. Six of the remaining eggs hatched and two had a gentic problem and didn't. The cords were wraped around their necks and they didn't pip.
     
  10. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pip is when they make their first hole in shell correct?
     

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