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What makes 21 days?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jmike, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. jmike

    jmike Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, This may seem like an odd question but what makes 21 days? Its like this, I put eggs in my incubator on March 8th at 4:00 PM. I am not counting that day as one day. I'm going to the next day (24 hrs) as one day, right? So that would make my 18th day on the 26th and my hatch date on the 29th right?

    Mike
     
  2. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep, I count by hours. It makes the most sense to me. The 29th at 4pm is the end of your 21st day.
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2008
  3. orlandoluv1

    orlandoluv1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    glad you asked this cause i was wondering the same thing!
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It isn't exact, of course, but if I put eggs in anytime noon or after, then I count the next day as Day One. If I put them in the bator in the morning hours, I always count that very day as Day One. Works out well for me and I always get pips on Day 20 anyway and usually at least one or two hatched fully before Day 21 even starts.
     
  5. jmike

    jmike Out Of The Brooder

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    So I should take them out of the turning on or after the 18th day?
     
  6. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    I did mine at 18.5 days.
     
  7. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    480 to 504 hours from setting is the norm
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I usually take mine out anytime on Day 18 and once even did it at the end of Day 17, for convenience sake.
     
  9. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    I read somewhere that it's not even necessary to turn past 14 days, though I keep doing it, lol.
     

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