What is lockdown?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicken Keith, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Is that when you stop turning at day 18?

    Began hatching eggs in 1976. We didn't use these terms and terminology then. Feel like I'm learning some trendy incubation lingo.
     
  2. horseyjess

    horseyjess Songster

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    Yep when you stop turning and you raise the humidity and dont open the incubator. In essence closing it and not opening it untill everyone is hatched and dry!!
     
  3. Yeah, we never changed the humidity level then, and chicks came out fine, but we sure didn't mess with the bator.
     
  4. horseyjess

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    Well not opening the bator does help raise the humidity. Usually before lockdown you make sure all the reservars are full of water.
     

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