Lockdown ??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by val1968, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. val1968

    val1968 Out Of The Brooder

    It's day 18 of my first shot at hatching. I know you are supposed to lockdown at day 18 but I just read somewhere that lockdown starts at the END of the day 18. So when do I start lockdown please.
     
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I always lockdown on day 18; I don't think the exact time matters. Good luck with your hatch!
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi
    I do mine any time day 18 and have no problems with it I generally fit it in when I have time.
    Good luck with your first hatch :fl
     
  4. val1968

    val1968 Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you !! I'm on it!!
     
  5. kaity1

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    Can I ask is lockdown the same time for duck eggs? [​IMG] thanks
     
  6. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Duck eggs are not the same incubation period as chickens. Duck eggs are 28 days so lockdown would be day 25 for ducks :frow
     
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  7. kaity1

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    Thanks a lot!
     
  8. Dools

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    Good luck Val =)
     

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