When to start Lock down.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kada6305, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Monday is day 17. Do I do Lock Down end up day 17, beginning of day 18 or end of day 18? Last hatch I had an early hatcher. Piped day 19 and hatched 4am day 20. I set the eggs I set the midnight, night of the 11th. So day one was technically the 13th. So would I start lockdown Monday or Tuesday this week? So confused.

    These are for Chicken Silkie bantam eggs.
     
  2. spotsplus

    spotsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would start lockdown on wednesday- day 19. :)
     
  3. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why day 19? Curious as I've always heard day 18?
     
  4. spotsplus

    spotsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never had a chick hatch on day 18 so I wait until day 19. Either will work ;)
     
  5. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lat hatch I had a early hatcher start to hatch early day 19. Would that matter? Could I still do Lock down on day 19? Or just if I see a pip earlier increase the humidity?
     
  6. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started lock down tonight, day 18. Did candling before and have 1 internal pip with peeping and another you can hear scratching.

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