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start countdown on day 0 or day 1?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Roward74023, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. Roward74023

    Roward74023 Out Of The Brooder

    I know this is a redundant question, but for some reason its just not sinking in.

    I filled the incubator on 2/25 at 830pm. Is this day 0 or day 1? If im understanding correctly, the 25th at 830pm is day 1, putting lockdown at day 19 (3/15 at 830pm), and hatch day beginning 3/17 at 830pm.

    More or less what i need is someone to take the time to write out a schedule of events (include time of day if possible) for eggs that began incubation on 2/25 at 830pm....honestly i think that would be the only way itll click for me.

    Thank you so much!
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Ok, chickens need 21 days of INCUBATION. So they have to be in there for 24 hours before they have 1 day of incubation. So if you set 2/25 at 8:30, then 2/26 at 8:30 is day one. 2/27 is day two and so on. So, lockdown, day 18 would be 3/15 and expected hatch day would be Saturday. 3/18
    The day of the week you set on (Sat) would be the day of the week expected to hatch on...three weeks later. Of course, to be utterly specific, it would be 8:30pm for each date.

    Think of it in terms of a baby being born (that's your set time). That baby isn't a day old until it's been 24 hours after birth. Did I confuse you more?
     
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  3. Roward74023

    Roward74023 Out Of The Brooder

    Makes perfect sense after writing your dates on the calender so i can see it that way. Thank you so much!
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    You are very welcome and

    :welcome
     

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