Today is Day 14 when should i lockdown the bator?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by BlaineWillard, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. BlaineWillard

    BlaineWillard Chirping

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    well today is day 14 and i have 112 cornetix eggs in the bator. i am not sure when i should lock them down? i have been incubating chicken eggs for a while but this is my first quail hatch. so i need all the help i can get the temp is holding at 99.5 and the humidity is 38%.
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    You should lock them down at day 14 (so today). 3 days before due date so the chicks can position themselves to hatch [​IMG]

    Good Luck![​IMG]
     
  3. BlaineWillard

    BlaineWillard Chirping

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    ok thank you
     
  4. FloridaDoulaMama

    FloridaDoulaMama In the Brooder

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    I'm not quite certain... does lockdown mean stop turning the eggs, or stop opening the incubator, or both?
     
  5. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Songster

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    Lockdown means, stop turning the eggs. Up the humidity and stop opening the bator. Lock it down. (Means keep your hands off) [​IMG]
     
  6. joe125

    joe125 Songster

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    Good luck with the hatch Blaine [​IMG]
     
  7. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Songster

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    LOCK IT UP!!!!! you are going to have to post pictures of all those babies and HAPPY HATCHING!!!!!!!
     
  8. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Songster

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    shouldn't the humidity be raised up higher when you go into lock down as well?
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

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    Quote:YEPPERS [​IMG] IN FACT THATS WHY YOU ARENT SUPPOSED TO OPEN THE BATOR OFTEN DURING LOCKDOWN--- TO KEEP THE HUMIDITY UP.
     
  10. BlaineWillard

    BlaineWillard Chirping

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    Thanks for everyones help i havent been home yet today to see if i got any babies or not yet. keeping my fingers crossed that i do.
     

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