What is day 1?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Litewings, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. Litewings

    Litewings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK all you incubating pros out there I've got the question of questions here. (It has probably been answered here on BYC before and I just cannot find it.) As far as incubating chicken eggs, what is day 1? Is it the day you set the eggs in the turner and turn the incubator on? Or, is it the following day (24 hours later)?

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    Litewings
     
  2. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    some use the day they put the egg and run bator day 1


    some use tomorrow after they put the egg and run the bator as day 1

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    just choose which one you like [​IMG]
     
  3. Bantam Bodon

    Bantam Bodon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats a good question and ive been wondering it myself. I guess whatever day they hatch, just subtract 21 and that was your day 1?
     
  4. logan

    logan Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah
     
  5. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    My understanding is ...
    If you set the eggs before noon, that is day 1.
    If you set the eggs after noon, the next day is day 1. [​IMG]
     
  6. Litewings

    Litewings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kathyinmo, that makes sense.
    Thanks
    Litewings
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  7. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:This is also my understanding.
     

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