Please HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by roocrazy, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    if i set eggs tonight at midnight and some tomorrow at noon would they be able to go into lockdown together!???
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Yep, no prob!
     
  3. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    That won't be any problem at all... It will take the eggs internal tempature to reach incubation tempature.. I have had to do that before as well.
     
  4. Hi! Yes, they will be ok in a hatcher-situation together.
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    Lisa
    It's unanimous!
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2010
  5. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    what day is lockdown 17 or 18?
     
  6. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lockdown will still be on day 18 of the FIRST eggs... So if you are setting them tonight, it will be on the COMPLETED 17 day which would start day 18 which would be of course Jan 18, 2011 at midnight.
     
  7. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    does the time have to be exact?? the eggs tomorrow will be fresh and only in room temp for a few hours while the eggs ill set tonight have had only a few hours in room temp too. so it wouldnt be to much difference???
     
  8. Hi! Could you wait and set them all tomorrow? Then they would all hatch at the same time.
     
  9. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well.. yes, you can wait. I have locked down a little late... It is all about physics during lockdown. The chick is positioning itself inside the egg for the internal pip. The moving of the turner Could impact that. However, if you read back through the pages of BYC history (and myself as well) sometimes people forget to turn off the turner and have perfectly normal hatches. The only thing that I would watch through out your incubation cycle is the temps and humidity.

    After you have hatched a few, you will develop your own way to do things. This is just generally a guideline for new hatchers.

    Some people would prob burn me at a stake if they knew some of the things I do during hatching. [​IMG]

    You will do fine. Just remember my most fav statement... Mother nature was hatching LONG before an incubator.
     

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