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Incubator purchased, chicks should be started soon!

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Hello!

 

I've been following this site and all the incubator advice for several weeks and just purchased a Hovabator Deluxe Egg Incubator Combo kit and the HumidiKit to start our own chicken flock.

 

When I was in highschool we borrowed an incubator and hatched out our own eggs. Those chicks ended up being sterile because of improper incubation techniques. Thus, I am very grateful for forums like this to help me along now as we build a flock of chickens for our own home!

 

My 5y/o daughter is super excited about seeing the baby chicks hatch! Though I've raised chickens before, I consider myself to be a newbie to hatching out chickens myself. Any advice for novices that you may be able to offer would be incredibly helpful!

 

Sincerely,

Hannah

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Hi welcome-byc.gif Hannah

Glad you could join us here! Congrats on your incubator purchase clap.gif My best advise to you would be to check out this article ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101
It's a bible on incubating and hatching and always my go to for reference.

Wishing you the very best of luck with your incubations and enjoy BYC frow.gif
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:welcome 

 

If you are interested here is a link to our April Hatch A Long: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1085297/springing-in-the-chicks-2016-april-hatch-a-long-hosted-by-mike-sally/0_100


Edited by mlm Mike - 3/28/16 at 10:59am

 

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Hi Hannah and welcome to BYC - good luck with your hatch.

 

Once you got past that hurdle, the following link may help a little - http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens

 

Best wishes

 

CT

"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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:welcome

 

Hi Hannah,

 

Good luck with your hatch. How fun to have your daughter involved in the process!

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Forum FAQ & tips: post #1

Find your state thread: post #1

Like to bake? Come join us! post #1

 

Drop in to say hi! http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1050266/the-nfc-b-day-chat-thread/15990#post_18076945

Debby

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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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