Might be a silly question but..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenphile, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. chickenphile

    chickenphile Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2008
    Feura Bush, NY
    When does day one start? The day you put the eggs in the incubator or is day one when the eggs have been in the incubator for 24hrs and that is the start of day one? Does that make sense?

  2. poultrylady

    poultrylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Delano, Tn.
    I count the day I put them in as day one, even though really it would be after 24hrs. I think people worry about this to much, it really makes no differance at all if you stop turning 3 or 4 days before hatch time. I run 10 cabinet incubators, sometimes I put them in the hatcher on day 17, sometimes day 18, and a few times I have forgot a tray and never stopped it from turning. They all hatch. Same with humidity, I rarely check humidity, i just keep water in them all the time, no humidity pads, no water wigglers. They still hatch. Now with all this said I am talking about cabinet incubators, I have no clue about the styrofoam ones.
  3. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2009
    Idaho Panhandle, USA
    Also, it's helpful to remember that if the eggs hatch on the 21st day like we hope they will, they will hatch the same day as the week you set them. If you set on a Sunday they should hatch on a Sunday which is day 21.
    Good luck!

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