When does day 21 start?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MakNat, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    I know that somes stupid.. But does it mean they need a FULL 21 days to develope. Or just 20 days. Please be patient with me I'm having a hard time here..
  2. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2007
    SW Washington
    21 days is 3 weeks. I always figure that if I set eggs on a Friday I can expect them to hatch on the third Friday following. I stop turning and raise humdity on the Tuesday evening prior to that third Friday. Development time may vary if the temp isn't quite right. Too warm will hatch early and too cool will hatch late.
  3. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    Rocky Mount VA
    Also, if you set them late in the evening, count that day as day 0 instead of day 1. If you set them in the morning, count the day you set them as day 1.
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Just keep a close eye on your eggs day 19 - 23 just in case.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by