OMG OMG OMG I am in my first lockdown

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shanshan51, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. shanshan51

    shanshan51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my first two eggs went into lockdown last night and I cant concentrate at work. Only a couple days left! Then as soon as these hatch I have 4 more going into lockdown. The brooder is all set up and I am soooooo anxious. The first few to hatch are going to be surprise crosses because we have barred rock, reds, sexlinks, leghorn, austerlops, and ameraucanas. Heck this is so exciting!
     
  2. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Congratulations. I remember my 1st time. I was so excited I could not even sleep. Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  3. shanshan51

    shanshan51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One question. I read somewhere that people use old egg crates to keep the pointed side down. I did this. Is this a good idea? Does it make it easier for clean up and hatching?
     
  4. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    I did not use them. I just had mine laying down. Hopefully someone that has used it will chime in.
     
  5. wowmanacat

    wowmanacat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always let mine sit natural in the incubator on there sides. I found this works best for me.
    BTW:ya on your first hatch, I was very excited for mine in Mar this yr.
     
  6. babigyrl22

    babigyrl22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2011
    Caledonia
    My first lockdown starts Monday and I can't wait!
     
  7. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    oregon
    HI, I have used both methods.
    I prefer the carton
    I think it keeps it a little cleaner and for me it is easier to keep visual track of pips.
    When I have a large hatch without the carton.the hatched chicks roll the eggs and I lose track if the pip is turned over.
    I read a suggestion to cut a hole in the bottom of the egg carton to allow better circulation.......
    Congratualatons on your first hatch.I will admit I get as excited
    after many as I did the first........
    Let us know how it goes..............[​IMG]
    Toni
     
  8. spowell

    spowell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Congrats!!!! My first lockdown will be this Sunday for 7 Japanese, I can't wait either [​IMG]
     
  9. spowell

    spowell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any Updates yet? [​IMG]
     
  10. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    Go, chickies, go!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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