newbie needs lockdown help please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickiechik, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. chickiechik

    chickiechik Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a total newbie and I hatched some eggs in a styro 1602 with a fan, and had a bad hatch result. I was given some Swedish Flower hen eggs to hatch so I borrowed my friends Brinsea advance. I set my eggs 7-30 at 11 am. The bator now says day 4. When do I add the extra water to lockdown. The auto turner turns off automatically at day 2 so I am really confused and don't want to mess up these babies. Any advice would be appreciated. I also have 24 silkies and 13 lavender orpingtons in a Genesis staggered hatch. I am totally addicted and can't stop hatching lol!
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

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    When the turner turns off it is time for lock down. Add your additional water at that time. Good luck with your hatch.
     
  3. chickiechik

    chickiechik Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your help. There is so much conflicting information as to what day it is. Hoping for a good hatch none the less.
     

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