when should i lock down the incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by loupan, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. loupan

    loupan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What day is best to lock down the incubator im on day 15 now and is it right that i stop turning the egg soon
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] No wait until day 18, what are you hatching?
     
  3. loupan

    loupan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    silky chick i have only one chick out of 6 eggs so im praying it hatches ok im new to this incubating process my other chickens i had from a day old so wasnt as stressfull ,im slightly worried as i havent seen the chick move in the last 48 hours i hope this is normal
     
  4. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] yes totally normal, they are getting ready to hatch. I'm on day 16.
     
  5. loupan

    loupan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thankyou i can start to relax a little now hopefully [​IMG] should i stop candling the egg now do you think just leave it alone i will probaly stop getting worked ha ha ha
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    If you don't see the chicks move, don't worry they may be resting.
     
  7. sixshooter60

    sixshooter60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lockdown on day 18 and if you set the eggs after noon dont count that day but start from the next day if you set them before noon you can count that day.. this is just the way i do it so dont know if its right or wrong but it works for me
     
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