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

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    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

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    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

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    Good questions, Good answers, Good luck!
     

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