LOCKING DOWN anyone joining?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Roxannemc, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Roxannemc

    Roxannemc Songster

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    Locking down today ....anyone locking too?Join us for the fun...(fun? stress? however it hits you)
     
  2. folgerrd

    folgerrd Songster

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    What's locking down?
     
  3. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    Lock down basically means you don't open the incubator and you raise the humidity, and it usually starts about 3 days before the eggs are due to hatch.

    Good luck with your hatch Roxannemc [​IMG]
     
  4. Roxannemc

    Roxannemc Songster

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    I candled mine a last time today a while ago think they all died back about day 10 right around last candle!
    Thats the size they all are and eggs all weighs about 1.8oz. if that means anything.but i am keeping them in anyway in case.Only 3 more days until who knows...
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    Oh, I hope they're all right. But you're right it won't hurt to leave them in, just in case. Keeping my fingers crossed for you [​IMG]
     
  6. Sweetlilbaby

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    I just locked down today (day 17) because of a surprise
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  7. folgerrd

    folgerrd Songster

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    Awesome, what a cutie! What breed is he/she?
     
  8. Sweetlilbaby

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    Either pure silkie, or silkie cochin mix. The guy that gave me the eggs (found them in nests he didn't know his hens made) said he has a silkie rooster, and then he has silkie hens and cochin hens.
     
  9. Sweetlilbaby

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    BTW these are breeds I have never owned before, the eggs are tiny, and this is the smallest chick i've ever seen. I was terrified to move it to the brooder box a few minutes ago. I mean just shaking terrified that i was going to hurt it.
     
  10. folgerrd

    folgerrd Songster

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    Cochin eggs are smaller, from my understanding so maybe that's it.
     

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