Not sure when to lockdown

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by emmak, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. emmak

    emmak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first hatching experience. We originally got the eggs for a broody hen, but she stopped being broody. My question is about the 21 day timeline. I acquired these eggs on 9/14. They were outside in 80+ degree weather on the backporch for two days, then I brought them inside. I set them in the incubator on 9/19. So do I count 21 days from setting in the incubator, or from when I got them? Thanks for any advice. [​IMG]
     
  2. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    From the day you put them in the incubator.
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    Put them in lockdown on the 7th an they should hatch about the 10th. You count from when they go in the incubator.
     
  4. emmak

    emmak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much, folks!!
     

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