lockdown?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by joshyoua_rine, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. joshyoua_rine

    joshyoua_rine Out Of The Brooder

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    what is lockdown and why do u do it
     
  2. smchickfarm

    smchickfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lockdown is the last 3 days 19-21. That is when you stop turning the eggs and bump up the humidity.

    In these last 3 days, the chick will absorb the yoke, turn towards the air cell and start hatching.
     
  3. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, lockdown is when you stop turning the eggs 3 days prior to hatch day. You do this so that the chick can position itself to hatch. That is not easy for the chick to do if the eggs are being turned.
     

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