When should I go on lockdown?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by beverlyl, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. beverlyl

    beverlyl Out Of The Brooder

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    I set my eggs on Friday the 2 fairly late in the evening. So my question is when should I go on lockdown? [​IMG] I really want to see some little fuzzy butts soooon! [​IMG]
     
  2. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
    You go on lockdown tomorrow. Then no opening until the hatch is over!
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    This evening is day 18 for you if you set them late evening of the 2nd. Stop your turning, candle one last time if you want to and bump your humidity.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I always count a late evening setting as the next day as the first day. So the 3rd would have been your first day. That's how I do it.
     
  5. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
    Me too, Tuff. I just finished marking some new eggs for the incubator. Even though today is the 20th, they are marked 21. Easier for me to remember that way. Hope this helps.
     

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