Really, really dumb question.........

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Happy Chooks, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I put eggs in my bator today. So does today count as Day 1 or tomorrow?
     
  2. pluckypecker

    pluckypecker Out Of The Brooder

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    it's not dumb at all!! i never thought about it until i read somewhere else that the "rule" (or is it a suggestion? i guess cuz chickens don't hatch like clockwork..) is that if you begin incubation in the morning/early afternoon it's considered day one, any later than that it's day 0...

    i started at 10:30pm at night.... so it was day 0 for me, but then again you just adjust your days by the hour they're set.. so lockdown would begin 18/19 days after you set them at the time that you set them!

    i think... i'm about 1/2 way through my first hatch...... [​IMG] but i've been reading like a maniac!
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It's just an estimate anyway. The rule I follow is if I put them in by noon or before, that day counts as Day One. If it's afternoon or evening, the following day is Day One. Works well.
     
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I agree.....not a dumb question at all. I remember asking that not long ago when I started. And speckledhen was right on with her suggestion. [​IMG] Share pics when those babies hatch [​IMG] We LOVE pics
     
  5. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    THAT is a REALLY, REALLY DUMB Question !!!

    (Ha-Ha--- NOW do you FEEL better?) [​IMG]

    DUMB ANSWER: i don't know. [​IMG]

    Ha-Ha!
    -Junkmanme-[​IMG]
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:[​IMG] Thanks for the chuckle!!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Cool!!! I got them in right at noon, so I'll count today as Day 1.

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     

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