should I lockdown early?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LindsayB, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. LindsayB

    LindsayB Songster

    1,987
    19
    191
    Apr 26, 2008
    Cypress, Texas
    I'm incubating some easter egger mix eggs for a friend. Started with 6. 2 were infertile, 2 were very porous and died around 10 days. The 2 left are doing great and are really rocking around in the incubator. Its day 17, should I go ahead and lockdown now or still wait until tomorrow? I just can't get over how much they're moving.
     

  2. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Crowing

    1,697
    1,350
    291
    Jan 24, 2014
    Buffalo Wyoming
    I'd say yes. Since I will add eggs for 2 days after starting the initial batch, a few of the eggs are on day 16 or 17 when I lockdown. It doesn't seem to make a difference on hatching.[​IMG]
     
  3. LindsayB

    LindsayB Songster

    1,987
    19
    191
    Apr 26, 2008
    Cypress, Texas
    Thank you! I went ahead and locked down last night. It was supposed to be this afternoon. They're really moving now, I can't wait to see what color they will be!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by