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when should I put my eggs in the incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mlcrossland, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. mlcrossland

    mlcrossland Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 3, 2016
    This Is probably a stupid question but let's say I put my eggs in the incubator Friday at noon would I count Friday as day 1 or would Saturday be day one. Like I said it might be a stupid question but this is my first time incubating and I don't want to mess it up. And one more question is there a specific time of a day when I should put the eggs in.
  2. Sarafena1982

    Sarafena1982 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2013
    Brookfield, Ohio
    Saturday would be day 1[​IMG] it's always 24hrs after your start time. There is no time you should or shouldn't put them in.
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    xs 2

    Not a stupid question at all, one of the most asked and with good reason. Even long term hatchers don't always agree. An egg needs 21 days of incubation. They don't have one day until they've set for 24 hours. I you set them on a Friday, you're expected hatch day would be Friday three weeks later.
  4. mlcrossland

    mlcrossland Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 3, 2016
    thank you guys so much I really don't want to mess this up

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