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Hi everyone!  The husband and I have 5 bantams (2 hens and 3 roos) and 3 black Australorps (2 hens and 1 roo) and we just tried incubating 14 bantam eggs.  Well, we got to day 25 and nothing happened so we gave up.  We decided that #1- we need a better incubator.  The one we borrowed just wasn't up to scratch.  And #2- I think we had too many variations in temp and humidity.  We had a bad storm/hurricane and lost power for a bit and I think that might have hurt them.  Also, one day we came home and them temp was 104.  So, I think we're about to order a brand new incubator, some eggs, and try again.

 

(1)  Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

We got chickens for the first time about 4 years ago and have really enjoyed them.

(2)  How many chickens do you have right now?

See above :)

(3)  What breeds do you have?

See above :)

(4)  How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

A friend has some chickens and suggested we look here for some suggestions on incubating our eggs.


(5) What are some of your other hobbies?

Reading, TV, internet, yard sales, motorcycle riding

(6)  Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

I teach 5th  grade and the husband works for the city.  We have 3 kids, 2 dogs, and 2 cats.  We live out in the country so we have the ideal place for our chickens to roam.

 

Look forward to talking to you all!

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Hi and welcome to BYC :)

 

You will not regret investing in a better quality incubator.  It is incredibly frustrating to spend 21 days waiting only to find out you have an inadequate incubator.

 

The Learning Center has a section on incubating that is very helpful - I would especially recommend the article Hatching 101

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. You have a very good and thorough introduction. :o) Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your next hatching attempt. 

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Welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

 

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Sassafras Grove Farm

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Black Double Laced, Blue Double Laced and Splash Barnevelders

Silver Double Laced Bantam Barnevelders

Silver, Charcoal, and Birchen Iowa Blues

Swedish Flower Hens

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post #8 of 9

:welcome

 

Sorry your first attempt at incubating didn't pan out, hope a new bator is the answer for you. In addition to the information in the Learning Center, there is a forum for incubating & hatching where you can ask questions:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs

 

Good luck with your future hatches!

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Check out all 11 new mini contests!

BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

You can't win if you don't play!

 

8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

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Hello!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
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Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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