put my first eggs in the bator today.... have a few questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wjallen05, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2008
    North Georgia
    I just put 27 eggs in the bator, this is my first experience with incubating eggs. I have a couple of questions if you guys don't mind helping me out.

    1. 21 days to hatch... do I count this as day 1 or tomorrow as day 1?

    2. I'm supposed to stop turning eggs three days prior to hatching, so obviously I'd need to know the answer to #1 first, but do I stop turning on the 22nd?

    3. The instructions said not to open the incubator for the first day after putting the eggs in. I do not have an egg turner, so I should begin turning eggs tomorrow evening?

    4. It says to turn the eggs atleast 2-3 times a day, at the same time every day. Is 2 times a day enough?

    Thanks in advance and any other advice is very much appriciated!

    Wish me luck... I'm very nervous!
  2. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Zeeland Michigan
    1- tomarrow is day one
    2 you stop on 18 day.
    3 Yes
    4 2 will do but more is better
  3. Chickapooh23

    Chickapooh23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2009
    Corning OH
    Good questions, Good answers, Good luck!

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