Probably a dumb question but, can you help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dandydoodle, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    I have some eggs in the incubator. I know I go into lockdown on day 18. Does that mean that is the last day I turn the eggs or day 17 is actually the last day I turn the eggs? Thanks so much for the help.

    MIchelle
     
  2. bloonskiller911

    bloonskiller911 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the eggs should be turned on day 18 and the lock dawn starts at the end of that day. no turning 19, 20, 21. I am pretty sure this is how it goes. hope some one with a little more knowledge answers i'm coming up on day 18 too!!
     
  3. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    Thanks
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  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    This is how I do it.
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Ditto here as well. :thumbsup
     
  6. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup!
     
  7. The Chickeneer

    The Chickeneer ~A Morning's Crow~


    Yup. you turn them for 18 days, and lockdown at the end of day 18. The easiest way to tell is just count backwards from day 21 three days, 21,20,19 thats the last three, all other days turn the eggs as normal.Good luck![​IMG]
     
  8. LilMissChz

    LilMissChz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for asking this question. I'm at the end of day 15 and was wondering when my lockdown should take place. Thanks for all the helpful replies too.
     
  9. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you turn them on day 18, but do not turn them after that.
     
  10. BackSwampGirl

    BackSwampGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hey I just stopped my eggs today turning them.I filled all of the troughs w/water.So do I have to put more water in later.It shows humidity in the bator,b ut I don`t have a humity thing.Help!!!!!!! This is 18th day.Any info would help!!!!!! PLEASE
     

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