when does hatching date start

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cindydj, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. cindydj

    cindydj Songster

    Jan 16, 2007
    Okay another really dumb question. When do I start counting to hatch from day eggs were collected from hen or from the day the eggs were placed in the bator? Thank you
  2. [​IMG] Another 'not dumb Q'...
    When you set your eggs, mark it on a calender. Set in the bator on Mon, hatch on Mon --- 3 weeks later.
    That would make Mon 'Day 1'.

  3. cindydj

    cindydj Songster

    Jan 16, 2007
    Thanks Lisa that is what I thought. Now I am starting to see why some you only set eggs on certain days. Then on the 18th day you move them right???? Thanks again for your help.
  4. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    Cindy, On the 18th day you can move them to a hatcher that does not have a turner and that has humidity raised up to around 70%. If you don't have a seperate hatcher then you just take out the turner in the incubator and raise the humidity in the incubator. Not sure how you are set up to hatch your eggs so I just thought I would throw that out there.
  5. leirob007

    leirob007 Chirping

    Apr 4, 2012
    Upstate South Carolina
    Anything set on monday afternoon or evening counts as a tuesday set day.
    Monday morning through midday is a monday set day

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