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Lockdown!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by koakritters, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm officially in lockdown!!! [​IMG] What am I suppose to do with myself for 3 whole days?!?!?! [​IMG]
     
  2. piccolini

    piccolini Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm with you! Its day 19 and I go in to check on them every 1/2 hour! It's killing me!! [​IMG]
     
  3. birdbrain5

    birdbrain5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im in lockdown tonight too! just about to set the humidity but i am so torn im frantically looking on here to see if i should put them in cartons since they have been upright the whole time or lay them flat?!?! what did you doo!!!
     
  4. piccolini

    piccolini Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine are flat- I am thinking I will use cartons next time though to keep them from rolling around. Good luck!
     
  5. bordergurl

    bordergurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went into lockdown this evening. Eggs are laying flat.
     
  6. birdbrain5

    birdbrain5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    were they upright in the turners before tonight? seems like people who have them upright in turners from days 1-18 leave them upright for hatch, and those who have them flat and turn by hand leave them flat for hatch..
     
  7. piccolini

    piccolini Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine were upright before lockdown. Thats just what I have always done. Never had a problem with it until my hatches started getting bigger and the chicks started getting too rough for the eggs
     
  8. chopperman66

    chopperman66 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 120 that go into lockdown Saturday. I wish you all well with wonderful hatches.
     
  9. abritton77

    abritton77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some going into lockdown in the morning.
     
  10. ChickenCrazed

    ChickenCrazed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 30 Silkie eggs in lockdown for hatching on Sunday...We had a slight problem today when the power went out...UGH...Got the generator started and plugged the incubators in so hopefully all is ok...This is the hardest part ...ANTICIPATION...Good luck everyone!
     

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