What exactly is lockdown?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mommi3130, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Mommi3130

    Mommi3130 Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    Can some please explain what exactly it is so I don't mess up my hatch? Thanks you [​IMG]
  2. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    I believe what they're referring to with the term "lockdown" is the last 3 days of incubation, days 18-21. During this time, the incubator should NOT be opened at all. Opening the incubator during this time will mess up your temp and humidity...the humidity (in my opinion) being the most critical.

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