Lockdown ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Gagirly, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Gagirly

    Gagirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some of my chickens' eggs in an incubator that I started before I found this forum, I'm learning as I go. What is meant by lockdown and what do you mean when you say you are setting eggs on a certain date ?
     
  2. adkins90

    adkins90 Truly Obsessed...

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    Lock down means on day 18, take them out of the turner, fill your water chambers (depending on what kind of incubator you have) and tie your hands behind your back so you DON'T keep opening the lid to check on them.
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree, incubation day 1 to day 18 then on day 18 if you have a turner take the eggs out of the turner or if you are hand turning stop turning the eggs and increase the humidity (lockdown) getting the eggs set to hatch.

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  4. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    OMG HOW ADORABLE.... Lockdown is where the stress kicks in and temptation starts to over power you, Have lot's of self control, keep the bator closed, humidity up and try to avoid staring at the bator. LOL.. Good luck...
     
  5. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to admit I am really looking forward to lockdown. I've been hand turning the eggs, and I can't wait to not have to worry about that anymore! My first/last batch spent most of the time under the broody so I didn't have to worry about it.
     
  6. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Quote:I hand turn as well and it really is a joy to NOT have to do that anymore... But not such a joy waiting for the little fuzzies to come out by doing a stare down with the incubator.. LOL...
     
  7. ChickenNugget22

    ChickenNugget22 Out Of The Brooder

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    what are the specifications for when they JUST hatch PLZ reply
     

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