What's considered "Day 1"?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TwistedPines, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. TwistedPines

    TwistedPines Out Of The Brooder

    May 21, 2014
    Colorado Springs
    I set my eggs on a Saturday evening about 6pm or so, just over 2 weeks ago. It's supposed to be lock down this week, but does Saturday still count as day 1 or would that be the Sunday following?

    In my mind, Sunday would actually be day 1 so I would count from there, meaning that today is day 15, not 16.

    That sound right to anyone else?

  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 28, 2008
    You don't have to time things down to the minute. As long as you are reasonably close you will be fine.

    I have had to increase humidity while moving peeping eggs out of the turner many times before, and even had some hatch in the turner. So timing does not have to be exact.
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2015
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    It depends on who you ask....BUT...the way it SHOULD be done (and I will argue this one until I am blue in the face) is no matter what time you set the eggs they do not start day one until 24 hours later. So if you set them Sat evening at 6pm then Sunday evening at 6pm they start day 1 and Monday evening at 6pm they start day 2 and so on. Basically if you set them on a Saturday you expect them to hatch three weeks later on Saturday.

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