Would today be Day 4 or Day 5?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CALI CHICK, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. CALI CHICK

    CALI CHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set my eggs Friday morning at 9am. (January 27) [​IMG] So, was Friday Day 1 ? And then Saturday the beginning of Day 2? And, Sunday Day 3?...Monday Day 4? And today, Tuesday, Day 5?
    I really need to figure this out so I know when to do lockdown-LOL! [​IMG]

    I've penciled this onto my hatch calendar and then erased and changed it and now I'm just not sure anymore. I confused myself somehow! Please someone set me straight.
     
  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    friday would have been day 1

    feb 16th would be hatch day (ei thats my birthday lol) so lockdown would be on the 13th, or you can wait an extra day and go into lockdown on the 14th. some people dont go into lockdown until they have a pip
     
  3. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggs set on a Friday morning are expected to hatch on the third Friday morning following. Lockdown Tuesday morning the 14th.
     
  4. CALI CHICK

    CALI CHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much for clarifying these dates. Wow, things are moving along faster than I thought.
    Now I just need to get my eraser and fix my calendar one last time! Thanks again! [​IMG]
     
  5. I'm glad some one ask this qustien because I wasn't shure if I went in to lock down one day early are what
     
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  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    when setting eggs in the early hours such as 9 am you would count that as day 1 if you set in the late afternoon hours such as 6 pm then the following day would be day 1

    early setting:

    friday @ 9 am = day 1
    sat @ 9 am = day 2
    sun @ 9 am = day 3
    ect

    late setting:

    friday @ 6 pm = day 0
    sat @ 6 pm = day 1
    sun. @ 6 pm = day 2
    ect

    hope this helps a bit more :)
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    from what i have read going into lockdown a day early will not hurt the eggs :)


     
  8. CALI CHICK

    CALI CHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, Everyone for your knowledgable answers. [​IMG] What would us newbies do without you?

    HAPPY HATCHING [​IMG]
     
  9. berniezahm

    berniezahm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dbcooper explained it best. Your eggs should hatch about 9 AM the 17th of Feb. Day one is not compleat untill 9 AM Saturday the 28th. The 21st day (24 hour period) will be compleat at 9 AM 17 Feb.
    Good luck on your hatch. [​IMG]
     
  10. Thanks for the information
     

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