what do you count as day 1?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by my4ladies, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. my4ladies

    my4ladies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For instance, if you put your eggs in the bator at noon on a Mon, you wouldn't count a full day til noon on a Tuesday, right? Or would you count day 1 as that Monday you put them in? I need to know for lockdown in a few days, so I know what to count as day 18.

    Thank you:lol:
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I count Day One as the day I put them in, if it's before noon. After noon, I count the next day as Day One. It's just an estimate anyway. Many hatch on Day 20 or Day 22.
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:Same here. Counting each hour is useless unless you can convince the chicks to do the same! [​IMG]
     
  4. my4ladies

    my4ladies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, here's my scenario: I put my eggs in at 3am, which makes it Tuesday. I've marked day 1 on my calendar as Wednesday, (technically they turned a full day at 3am Wednesday morning....but I realize that's getting a little too into it, lol.) So, you're telling me I should've counted Tuesday as day 1 then?? Yay, I just gained a whole extra day!!!!
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yup!
     

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