When to open after Lockdown?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LilMissChz, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. LilMissChz

    LilMissChz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First time hatcher here.... I go into lockdown tomorrow night. Set to hatch on St. Patty's day. So..... when do I open back up?[​IMG]
     
  2. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't open till day 25 if nothing hatches, and no later than 3 days after the first one hatches. If you have to open the hatcher, have a cup of hot water handy, open quickly grab chicks, add water and close up.

    Lanae
     
  3. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    This is a judgement call. I tend to pull out fluffed chicks. During the last hatch I had not problems with the hatch.
     
  4. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I pulled the chicks out as soon as they were fluffy, they didn't seem to like the 99 degrees.
     

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