lockdown

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by oinkpiggieoink, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. oinkpiggieoink

    oinkpiggieoink Out Of The Brooder

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    the day chart I had when I started incubation got ruined. So I no longer know exactly what day I'm on so I am not sure when to go on lockdown with my eggs. what can I do about this? if I do it a day early or late will it hurt them? I am very concerned about this! :( thank you for the help
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    It doesn't matter if you are a day early or late, as long as you bump the humidity when the first egg pips they'll be fine. I've been caught out before by early and late hatchers that ended up either getting locked down when they were already busy hatching or spending 5-7 days in lockdown conditions with high humidity and they all hatched out fine. Here's a thread with some great candling pics that use as reference to give you an idea how far along they are:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...dling-pics-progression-though-incubation/0_30

    Best of luck with the hatch!
     
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  3. oinkpiggieoink

    oinkpiggieoink Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you so much :)
     

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