What's day one?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NewHen, May 20, 2010.

  1. NewHen

    NewHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is day one the day you place the eggs in the incubator or the 24th hour they're in there? That time, I counted day 1 as the day I placed them in the incubator and they pipped almost to the hour on day 21, and hatched on day 22.
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Day one starts the moment you set the eggs in the incubator or under a hen. Most on here count the day as #1 if you set eggs in the morning, or if set in the evening, day #1 is the following day. I set eggs in the evening, and count that as day 1, then just expect them to start hatching however many days later in the evening. [​IMG]
     
  3. NewHen

    NewHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I was just wondering...
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Setting them in the evening helps you avoid having permanent incubator imprints on your face [​IMG] Most of them will hatch overnight, so you have a bator full when you wake up. Plus, broody hens always seem to start setting in the evenings, so I figure if that's how they do it, that's how I'll do it too [​IMG]
     

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