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School hatch project! Question...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by and-roo, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. and-roo

    and-roo Chillin' With My Peeps

    So we finally got our eggs in the incubator today! (18) we planned on doing it yesterday (monday) but couldn't because we were still trying to figure out the incubator. I wanted to do it on a Monday because then we could start lock down the friday before they hatch (day 18) and then not worry about them over the weekend. But since they started today, the 18th day will be on a Saturday and nobody will be here to take out the egg turner, raise the humidity, etc... I'm wondering, if we start lock down on Friday anyways, will they still hatch fine? It will be the 17th day and I've heard some say that's when theu start lockdown... is there a specific reason it has to be the 18th day?

    Also, during lockdown do you have to close any plugs in the incubator or leave them open?
     
  2. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It really comes down to making sure that the eggs are not being turned and allowing them to get ready for hatch. You can stop turning really after day 14. So with that said you should have no problem if you start lock down on day 17. With that said if no one will be there over the weekend make sure that you get your humidity high enough so that you do not drop over the weekend when there to monitor it.
     
  3. and-roo

    and-roo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay, thank you! We can do that
     
  4. and-roo

    and-roo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Next question... a majority of the eggs we got were donated to us by a breeder but were just from his layer flock. The rooster was a mottled java and the hens were I think ameraucana, EE, light brahma, silver spangled hamburg, and a few others. What would the offspring look like?
     
  5. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That will be the fun part!! Mixes like that often turn out as great chickens.
     
  6. and-roo

    and-roo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ignore this.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2016
  7. and-roo

    and-roo Chillin' With My Peeps

    From the breeds listed, what would the chicks look like colorwise?
     

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