What's the hatch date?

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  1. AmandaKyle

    AmandaKyle Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    This is probably a wildly dumb question, but for some reason the backwards countdown on the Mini Advance throws me for a loop. I set my eggs in the evening on February 21. Currently, the Brinsea reads Day 7. Does it count down to Day 1 or to Day 0? I know I lockdown when it reaches Day 2 (the 12th) so am I correct in assuming I should expect the hatch date to be the 14th?

    Math is hard. [​IMG]
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Your hatch date is the 14th, so that's day 21. So your lockdown date is the 11th, because that would be the 18th day :)
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Not a stupid question because it is confusing.
    If you set chicken eggs on a Tuesday, they hatch on a Tuesday. So yes, the 14th would be the hatch date.
     
  4. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    Yeah, hatch date is 14th, lockdown begins on the 11th - this Saturday.
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm not a big 'lockdown' person. I just make sure I stop turning in the middle of the third week and raise the humidity the last couple days. There's no magic to the 18th day.
     
  6. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    No, there's not, but it does make it easier especially for beginners. [​IMG]
     
  7. AmandaKyle

    AmandaKyle Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Thank you all for replying! Ok, I got it! I will lockdown Saturday night after candling. I should have set them first thing in the morning rather than at night, I think I'd be less confused! [​IMG]
     

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