if they are not getting adequate ventilation or the heat is not surrounding the eggs as it shoul
rice in the bator?
ohhhh my!!! dehumidiifier in the house>?
Hi everyone! I hope I am posting in the right place to join the Hatch-a-Long, this is my first time. I live in Alaska and I am completely new to chickens. I just built a brooder and bought my first four chicks this weekend (three cream legbars and a jubilee orpington mix), and then I have eight eggs that I just set on April 3. Four eggs are Svarthona and four are lavender Orpington. I have a used incubator that is tiny and I think it is of dubious reliability, so I have another one on order from Amazon that will hopefully put me more at ease. I am undertaking this with only the guidance of the internet, and I'm happy to have found BackYard Chickens! Good luck, April hatchers!!
Welcome glad to have you!! brooder looks awesome!!!
good luck!!!!! nails are over rated unless your building something anyways!!
Mine too, I noticed putting them in lock down they were a little behind with absorbing stuff. Trying to be patient.
My update: currently on Lock down is 9 d'uccle eggs, 2 D'Anvers. Have 13 silkie eggs and some mille fleur d'uccles due next week, and 12 mixed D'Anvers due in 2 weeks!
@Sally SunshineI got some good news! I requested a shift change at work 6+ months ago, to go from 2-11 pm to a day shift, was basically told no way by my department manager. Looked at my schedule to see what may held for me (start of the farmers market) and noticed that my schedule now says 830-5pm! I can finally see my family again! It sucked that I was only seeing them in the mornings while running then out the door
I am glad to hear this!!!! I cant see how you were doing it in the first place with kids!!! good for you, life will be so much better for everyone!!! Oh Thank goodness!! Celebrate!!!