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TIPS for lockdown...coming up in 3 days

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mrsfoote, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Songster

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    So Lockdown is coming soon for my first batch of eggs and I was wondering if anyone had any tips for me. I've been doing a more or less dry hatch but my air sacs are looking a little on the large size should I up my humidity before lockdown some..... Any lockedown tips would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2010

  2. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Now it depends on a few things to make any real thoughts on this matter. But you did say you have 2 children, well if they have moved from the nest, go visit them for the lock down period. If they are under foot yet, take them fishing or camping for a few days. If neither is possible have someone tie you up or lock up the bator. Anything to keep you away from the bator. More chicks are killed during this period of incubation than any other. DO NOT OPEN THE BATOR.

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