So when does Day 1 start?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenphile, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. chickenphile

    chickenphile Songster

    Jun 8, 2008
    Feura Bush, NY
    I tried doing a search but could not find anything. Does day 1 start the day the eggs go in the bator or 24hrs after? I put some eggs in on 3/12 and 3/13 and was wondering when to move them to the hatcher and bump up the humidity. They are currently in a Hova 1602 with a turner and a bunch of other eggs. My last hatch was only 2 of 12 so I don't want to mess this up. I have silver dorkings and favorelles at stake here.

  2. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I count day 1 after one full day they are incubator has a built in timer and it does the same. Also, there is a book called 'the chicken health handbook' and i think its on sale @mypetchicken.......that book is a great source of info on every area of poultry. It helped me alot with incubation information.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2009
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Well, I would first put all eggs in the bator at the same time.

    Day One ends 24 hours after you have put them in and they are up to temp.

    When day 17 ends, you stop turning and up the humidity.
  4. Quote:I agree with Mahonri bigtime on this one. It`s hard enough to keep temps and humidity viable without mixing hatch dates......Pop
  5. jonty

    jonty In the Brooder

    Oct 11, 2008
    Voßfeld Germany
    day one is the day after you place the eggs in the incubator.

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