No turn/ high humidity begin at the beginning of day 18 or 19?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LocoPollo, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

    573
    1
    151
    Aug 13, 2008
    Ellijay, GA
    I am just wondering if the no turning/high humidity rule begins at the beginning of day 18 or beginning of day 19. Thanks! (My bator got unplugged for a sec and is now a full day behind! yay rah - now will have to intervene to keep it from turning eggs.)
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    24,442
    51
    371
    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I do it sometime during the day of Day 18.
     
  3. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    At the beginning of day 18, turn the eggs one last time, close the bator, up the humidity, and hold vigil! Good luck!
     
  4. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Day 18 - it doesn't really matter what time of the day.

    I actually got mixed up on the days with my first hatch and stopped turning/upped hum. a day early. No problems.
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    7,505
    19
    301
    Jan 30, 2007
    WV
    I always finish my turnings in the evening of day 18, candle one last time and bump the humidity higher. Works best for my hatches...
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by