stoopid questions again! when is day 18?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pnp4kidz, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

    so, I put eggs in the bator on friday the 13th, in the morning about 7.
    so, is today number 18 or tomorrow?
    and is hatch day on Thursday or Friday?
    I think I've been counting a day late!
    I might be due thursday?
    did I mess up by not putting them on the flat til tonight?
     
  2. poultrylady

    poultrylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you started them on Fri. they should hatch on Fri. It really makes no differance at all if you put them down to hatch a day early.
     
  3. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh Thank you.

    So, I put them to hatch, but as I have a dozen still in the turner, and the darn turner fills the whole thing, I put some on the wire in the center, and then put a top of an egg carton on the turner on the other side, and put 8 eggs in there, is that ok?

    also, will the increased humidity hurt the ones a week behind?

    and lastly... how do I keep the humidity high without opening it?
    I have to rewet my sponges daily just to keep it at 50% and now with the second sponge by morning it was already down to 68% so they are drying... can I sneak them out and wet them tonight like I usually do?

    I'm SOOOOO excited!!! [​IMG]
    I might see a pip today??? or tomorrow? [​IMG]

    some of the eggs feel very heavy... so I'm feeling like they might have a real chick in there! woooooohooooooo!!! [​IMG]

    what else do I have to do?
    setting up the brooder lights tonight, so I can move them... don't wanna leave any dry chicks in the incubator with a turner going... might be a disaster... [​IMG]
     

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