Which day is the 1st day?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by muscovy94, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Songster

    Nov 11, 2008
    Vicksburg, MS
    Hey everyone I set some goose, peafowl, guinea, and bantam eggs today at about 3:30 and was wondering.... Is the day I set them the 1st day or do I wait until the 1st full day?
  2. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Songster

    Jan 16, 2010
    Well, I don't know how long it takes for Goose eggs to hatch, but Chickens and Guineas about 21 days, Peafowl 28 days, If it was me I would start them when they were set. Some others may start with the full day.

    Happy Hatching and GOOD LUCK.

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  3. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Songster

    May 4, 2010
    West Cork, Ireland
    Setting eggs is day 0, an hour later you are 1 hour into day 1. So if you say your eggs are day 19 they are finished day 18 and into day 19. They take 21 days, for chickens, so they should hatch anywhere during day 21 or day 22. Some go earlier, some later. But the days remain counted the same way. I set mine at midnight to avoid confusion.

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